Xamarin.iOS 11.2 Release Notes

Requirements

  • Xcode 9.0 and the bundled iOS, tvOS and watchOS SDKs, Using an older Xcode version is possible but some features are not available, in particular:

    • The static registrar requires Xcode 9 headers files to build applications, leading to MT0091 or MT4109 errors;
    • Bitcode builds (for tvOS and watchOS) can fail submission to the App Store unless Xcode9 toolchain is used;
  • Apple Xcode 9.0 requires a Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer;

What's New

This release is built upon our open sourced SDK, using the d15-4-xi branch and is based on Mono 5.2 (2017-04).

Xamarin.iOS 11.2.1

This version was shipped along the service release 2 (SR2) of Visual Studio 2017 (15.4.2) but, beside a new version number, is identical to the previous version.

Xamarin.iOS 11.2.0

Miscellaneous Enhancements

Tools

  • [msbuild] Strip frameworks better. This can save a significant amount of space when using code-sharing: the PIX app saved ~11mb in release mode (when stripping)

Bug Fixes

  • 58411 - [bcl] TrustFailure (CertificateUnknown) when using user-installed root certificates

  • 56345 - [msbuild] Properly generate dSYMs for WatchKit2 appex's

  • 56452 - [jit] Optimize ldloc+ldfld operations for valuetypes, so they don't require making a copy of the valuetype

  • 57266 - [mtouch] Normalize strings that refer to assemblies and their paths before comparing them

  • 57764 - [msbuild] Don't define IOS for tvOS binding projects

  • 57826 - [mtouch] Fix same symbol used in assemblies with/without dlsym

  • 57833 - [mtouch] Check for __Internal p/invokes after processing for exception marshaling

  • 57919 - [bcl] Dynamic object is not supported

  • 58114 - [llvm] csc (Rolsyn) produce fault clauses that the llvm backend does not support

  • 57919 - [bcl] IsComObject() throws PlatformNotSupportedException and breaks uses of dynamic / SLE [10.14.0.24+]

  • 58063 - [linker] Fix reading assemblies with incorrect forwarders [10.14.0.24+]

  • 58264 - [llvm] Assertion: should not be reached at mono/mono/mini/unwind.c:623 [10.14.0.24+]

  • 58446 - [llvm] Fix the calling of fault clauses in llvm compiled code [10.14.0.24+]

  • 58834 - [cecil] Fix MT2102 due to incorrect cecil throws ANE for some debugging symbols [10.14.0.24+]

  • 58367 - [runtime] Parameters passed on the stack use at least 8 bytes on x86-64 [10.14.0.24+]

  • 58778 - [mtouch] Put 'mono_profiler_startup_log' in the symbol list (so it is not stripped) [10.14.0.24+]