Shark Week 2015 starts on the Discovery Channel this Sunday. This week, Apple released updated Xcode (Xcode 6.4) and iOS (8.4) to support the Apple Music launch (along with other improvements and bug fixes). Within 2 minutes of the release, I got an email from several developers asking if it was safe to install these updates and use them with RAD Studio XE8. Our R&D teams have been using and testing the beta releases of iOS 8.4 and Xcode 6.4 for awhile, but we always wait to do final testing on the actual release (we’ve been surprised a couple of times with changes that appeared between beta and release).
We’ve tested the IDE, PAServer, Delphi and C++Builder compilers, runtime library, debugging, app distribution, device integration, using the simulator, and building/running mobile sample applications. Several of our field software consultants have also tested these latest Apple releases with their computers and devices.
After final testing by our teams, I can officially report that it is safe to use Xcode 6.4 and iOS 8.4 with RAD Studio XE8. It’s safe to go in the water, but keep a lookout for any shark reports in your area. Let us know if you find any issues. You can use the Embarcadero Quality Portal to report problems.