Stable Release: Cycle 7 – Service Release 1

BrendanZagaeskiBrendanZagaeski USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai
edited August 2016 in General

Release info

Please see https://releases.xamarin.com/stable-release-cycle-7-service-release-1 for the details about this release.

Bug reports and questions

As always, be sure to search briefly through the Release Blog post, release notes, documentation, and previous bug reports for any existing answers. After that, choose the appropriate next step:

  • File a bug using the "Cycle 7" new bug form if you have found an issue that only happens on Cycle 7 – Service Release 1 (or if you have found an issue that you otherwise suspect is a bug).

  • Post a question on Stack Overflow if you have hit an issue and are not yet sure if it is a bug, or if you have a follow-up question about a new feature beyond what is covered in the documentation and release notes.

  • Post a reply directly in this forum discussion if you have a follow-up question or comment about this release that is not suitable for a bug report or Stack Overflow such as "What is in this release?", "When...?", or "Where...?"

Updating and downgrading

You can install this new Stable version by checking for updates on the Stable updater channel.

You can downgrade back to the previous Cycle 7 version by manually reinstalling each old package. See the KB article on downgrading. If you would prefer an email with any older installer links you need, feel free to write to [email protected] to request the older versions.

Older Mono package versions are not currently listed on https://store.xamarin.com/account/my/subscription/downloads. The Mono package for the previous Stable version is available here:

Older versions (from before June 8)

If needed you can also downgrade back to the previous Cycle 6 Stable versions by manually reinstalling each old package. See the "Get the latest stable version of Cycle 6" section on your account page: https://store.xamarin.com/account/my/subscription/downloads#cycle6. If you have any trouble downloading the previous versions from that link, would like to install an older set of versions, or simply would prefer an email with all the installer links you need, feel free to contact [email protected].

Important: If you switch back to the Cycle 6 XamarinVS after trying Cycle 7, you must delete the following 2 files to pair again successfully with the Mac build host:

  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Xamarin\MonoTouch\id_rsa
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Xamarin\MonoTouch\id_rsa.pub

Otherwise you will get an error: "Unable to connect to Address... with User..." or "Private key is encrypted but passphrase is empty."

Posts

  • AdamLonsdale.3550AdamLonsdale.3550 GBUniversity ✭✭
    edited August 2016

    Is the problem described in https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/56045/compile-error-after-upgrading-to-new-xamarin-4-0-and-forms-2-0 about the linker resolved in Service Release 1? I couldn't see anything in the release notes

  • BrendanZagaeskiBrendanZagaeski USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    It appears that the only bug that mentions "ToUITextAlignment" is Bug 41645. That bug is currently marked "NEEDINFO" awaiting information on how to replicate the problem.

    One interesting thing to note is that the error message refers to a relatively old version of Xamarin.Forms "1.5.0.0":

    reference from "Xamarin.Forms.Platform.iOS, Version=1.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null"

    If by chance the solution that demonstrates this problem includes more than 1 version of the Xamarin.Forms NuGet package or uses third party libraries that were built against different versions of the Xamarin.Forms NuGet package, that might be the cause of the problem. So it might be worth double-checking that all the projects in the solution are using the same version of the NuGet package and that any external libraries that reference Xamarin.Forms are also using up-to-date references.

  • DavidLaundav.0631DavidLaundav.0631 USUniversity ✭✭
    edited August 2016

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  • trijezdcitrijezdci CHMember

    This update is not updating.

    It displays a dialog box that says "Attaching disk image..." and displays an empty progress bar.

    Nothing is happening. The updater is hanging. It needs to be force-quit.

    As for downgrade links, do you have an older version of Xamarin that includes all the necessary System.IO classes for doing file IO, such as FileStream etc? The latest release does not include it and NuGet fails to download it.

    Without this class, the whole C#/Mono/Xamarin thing will have been a waste of time for me and I will have to abort.

    So please advise if there is any older version that is actually complete with file IO which is reall essential in my view.

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