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Visual Studio 2013 doesn't recognize Xamarin updates, but using Xamarin Studio I can see the updates available, however Visual Studio just show "Xamarin is up to date".
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Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS
You have installed Xamarin 3.0.56 on your machine i.e. the latest stable build.
In stable channel you should see that 'Xamarin is up to date'. However, you can see available builds in alpha and beta channel.
Screencast : http://screencast.com/t/z7Z4M7sc
Could you please check that are you on same channel in XS and VS?
Thanks for helping me :D
The bug is that in any channel VS show "Xamarin is up to date" whereas XS shows available builds in beta and alpha channel correctly. I installed Xamarin 3.0.56 and update it for 188.8.131.52 through XS because VS doesn't show any update in any of the three channels. I'm using Xamarin 184.108.40.206 downloaded through the alpha channel, but if I check for updates in stable channel I'm surprised with the message "Xamarin is up to date", however, XS shows that Xamarin 3.0.56 is available for download.
I have again tried to reproduce this issue via installing alpha builds from stable builds using XS updater.(i.e. Moving from stable builds --> Alpha builds)
And then check in VS then it shows Stable xamarin 3.0.56 in stable channel and showing "xamarin is up to date" in alpha channel.
Finally I am successfully able to install stable builds from alpha builds via VS updater.(i.e. Moving from Alpha builds --> Stable builds)
Screencast : http://screencast.com/t/OprOy940OnwV
Please let me know if I have missed some stets to reproduce this issue?
An update to comment 3,
I have checked this issue with VS 2012 / VS 2013 and getting same behavior.
I'm sorry, I'm on a week of many jobs :'(, so I'm free I return to do more tests, thank you for your attention :D Xamarin <3
Marking the bug as Resolved Not_Reproducible.
Please feel free to reopen it if you can still reproduce the issue with current bits.