Please see https://releases.xamarin.com/stable-release-cycle-7-service-release-1 for the details about this release.
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...?"
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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
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:
Otherwise you will get an error: "Unable to connect to Address... with User..." or "Private key is encrypted but passphrase is empty."