Need support for Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.IOS

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Nicholas Terry

19 Feb, 2014 01:26 AM

I have a need to have CI for Xamarin projects. Is this on the roadmap?

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  1. 31 Posted by Jörg B. on 07 Jun, 2015 10:04 AM

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    Yep I saw that one, too - however afaik, you have to bring along your own mac (with xamarin installed) tfs vnext build agent along for that, see https://github.com/Microsoft/vso-agent-tasks#configure

    As the tfs vnext build agent tasks are open source now, the steps performed underneath for such builds are available here: https://github.com/Microsoft/vso-agent-tasks/tree/master/Tasks/XamariniOS

  2. Support Staff 32 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 07 Jun, 2015 03:51 PM

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    Do you know if that "activate" step works for shared build environment too? I heard Xamarin license is bound to computer and is getting locked after few activations.

  3. 33 Posted by Oren Novotny on 07 Jun, 2015 03:57 PM

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    Not totally sure, but overall I know there's a 4 computer limit for activating licenses.

    That said, there's a deactivate step too:

    https://github.com/Microsoft/vso-agent-tasks/tree/master/Tasks/XamarinLicense

    So someone using it would need a spare activation available, then would activate/deactivate their own instance.

    Also, to build a Xamarin.iOS class library, you don't need a mac; you only need the Xamarin.ios tools installed for VS. If you want an IPA file, then you do need a mac for that.

    Even without a mac, being able to build Xamarin.iOS libraries on a PC (which you can do without that mac connection), would be very valuable for OSS libraries that have Xamarin support.

  4. Support Staff 34 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 07 Jun, 2015 09:06 PM

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    That's really nice! Will take a look. Thank you!

  5. Support Staff 35 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 25 Jun, 2015 03:21 AM

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    Guys, you may want to try it out: http://www.appveyor.com/docs/lang/xamarin (it's on new OSS workers for now).

    @Oren - thanks for the hint ;)

  6. 36 Posted by sebastian on 25 Jun, 2015 08:20 AM

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    Fantastic news! Thanks for this, I love how proactive AppVeyor is with this stuff :)

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