GA Release of Appcelerator Studio 5.1.0

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Today, we published the General Availability release of AMPLIFY™ Appcelerator Studio. This is a minor release that includes 9 improvements and 45 bug fixes. For a more detailed overview, known issues and closed tickets, see the release notes:

Noteworthy Changes

  • Added support for Java 9 and 10
  • Upgraded GIT to 2.16.2
  • Added Windows 64-bit Studio builds (which requires 64-bit Java installers)
  • Studio installs Java 1.8.162 if there are not supported Java versions installed (by default)
  • Updated JRuby and Ruby to versions 9.1.16 and 2.5 respectively to be compatible with Java 9 (useful for loading templates like HTML, JSON, Ruby, and so)

Breaking changes and how to update Appcelerator Studio

With this Appcelerator Studio 5.1.0 release, we upgraded the Eclipse core from 4.4 to 4.7. This update brings a different folder structure to Studio for MacOS users.

It is not possible to update from Studio 5.0.0 to 5.1.0. Users are advised to download and install a fresh copy of Studio 5.1.0 installer directly for both Windows and MacOS. Please review Uninstalling Studio for removing Studio (as necessary for your setup) and these instructions to install Studio 5.1.0.

You are advised to use the existing workspace directory when launching Studio 5.1.0 to get your old Studio projects.

Report Bugs

If you run into any issues that seem related to the updates, please report them on JIRA.

First, check if it’s a known issue you can watch. If you can’t find an existing ticket, then create one in the Appcelerator Community (AC) project and add as much relevant information as you can, including the release version you are using.

You can leave general comments as a reply to this blog post or reach out via TiSlack.

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2 Comments

  1. Love the support for Windows 64-bit and more recent versions of Java. These are huge changes. Thank you for your hard work!

  2. Donovan

    Excellent work. Really appreciate all the work everyone does.

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