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VM Enhancements, Full Screen and XML

We are in code freeze... As part of the release process I'm gathering the changes we implemented over the past few months. Quite a few didn't get a blog post during this time. So here is a list of the important things we didn't document.

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Codefreeze for Chat (Codename One 6.0)

We're entering code freeze later today which means no further commits will be made. After the code freeze only reviewed commits can be cherry picked. Only critical bugs will be fixed at that point.
We will push out a new plugin update and tools tomorrow morning. They will be labeled 6.0 and serve as release candidates. If there are issues we'll push out further updates during the week.

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WKWebView

I'm assuming most of you didn't write native iOS apps in the past. In this post I'll discuss some things that are specific to iOS but I'll try to explain them in laymen terms possibly oversimplifying some of the ideas. If you use HTML in your apps you should probably read this...

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Preparing for Codename One 6.0 - Chat

Codename One 6.0 AKA Chat will launch on February 27th. We're pushing this release a week back to finish the open issues. We will enter code freeze on the 20th exactly one week from today.

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File Chooser on Xcode 10.1

The recent migration to xcode 10.1 broke builds for apps using the file chooser API. In order to use that API we need to make changes to the provisioning profile to include iCloud support. With the new version you must have a container associated with iCloud for this to work.

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WhatsApp Clone GA

The WhatsApp clone app is finally up in the online course. With that finally out of the way we can turn our attention to Codename One 6.0 which is due dangerously soon. We might even slightly postpone the release so we can finish crucial RFE's/issues.

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Rich Push Notifications Improved

Last week Steve committed the final piece of the rich push notification support RFE. This commit introduces support for replies in push messages. This came too late for the whatsapp clone but if you want to build an app of this type you would need this feature.

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Native Controls

We supported native widgets within the native interface feature since the first public beta. However, this requires native coding and isn't always trivial. Normally you don't really need to do that.

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WhatsApp Clone

I've been pretty busy this new year with a lot of unpredictable detours. As such I completely missed the deadline of releasing the whatsapp clone application I promissed for the end of year. I'm now in the process of uploading modules into the online course for the WhatsApp clone.

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