Bug 22585 - For indie licenses: "Building Xamarin.Mac Legacy projects requires Business edition or higher."
Summary: For indie licenses: "Building Xamarin.Mac Legacy projects requires Business e...
Status: VERIFIED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: Activation ()
Version: 1.10.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Hamons
URL:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2014-09-02 17:59 UTC by Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Modified: 2014-12-30 07:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-09-02 17:59:39 UTC
The following error appears when attempting to build Classic API Mac apps using an Indie license on Xamarin.Mac 1.10:

> Error MM9030: Building Xamarin.Mac Legacy projects requires Business edition or higher.



## Problems

1. The error message uses the term "Legacy" rather than "Classic API".

2. Indie users who have a non-expired license are allowed to upgrade Xamarin.Mac to the latest versions. Upgrading to the current beta version (soon to be stable) will break the build for all of these users' existing apps.



## Steps to reproduce

1. Create a new "C# -> Mac -> Classic API -> Xamarin.Mac Project".

2. When the activation dialog appears, select "Continue using Indie Edition".

3. Repeat step 2 once more.

4. Attempt to build the app.

5. Again select "Continue using Indie Edition" when the activation dialog appears.



## Result

The build fails:

> Error MM9030: Building Xamarin.Mac Legacy projects requires Business edition or higher.



## Partial workarounds


### Option 1: convert Classic API projects to the Unified API

Caution: the Unified API includes several breaking changes. Depending on the complexity of the project, step 3 might require quite a bit of work.


1. Select "Project -> Migrate to Xamarin.Mac Unified API".

2. Click "Migrate to Unified API Preview".

3. Update the project to match the new API. For starters, replace all occurrences of the "MonoMac." namespace prefix with "". So for example, "MonoMac.Foundation" becomes "Foundation".

4. Ensure you are running Xamarin Studio 5.3 (build 427) or _earlier_ (to avoid bug 22481).

5. Build and run the app.



### Option 2: downgrade to Xamarin.Mac 1.8 + Xamarin Studio 5.2.1.1

If you downgrade to Xamarin.Mac 1.8 + Xamarin Studio 5.2.1.1, you will be able to continue building Classic API apps as normal.


Note that Xamarin.Mac 1.8 Indie is not currently compatible with Xamarin Studio 5.3. If you attempt to build a Classic API app with that combination, you will see a different error:

> Error: The Unknown Edition of Xamarin.Mac does not support building
> outside of Xamarin Studio. Please go to https://store.xamarin.com to
> upgrade to the Business Edition.


To resolve that error, be sure to downgrade Xamarin Studio to version 5.2.1.1.




## Version information

Xamarin Studio 5.3.0.427 
Xamarin.Mac 1.10.0.9 (Indie Edition)
Mono 3.8.0 (no/62a857e)

OS X 10.9.4
Xcode 5.1 (5084), Build 5B130a
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-09-02 18:00:10 UTC
Related forum thread:
http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/22273/building-xamarin-mac-legacy-projects-requires-business-edition-or-higher
Comment 2 Jatin 2014-09-10 07:31:56 UTC
As per the steps mentioned in the bug I am able to reproduce this issue.

Environment information:

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 5.4 (build 216)
Installation UUID: 45555ffd-f3f0-4f29-9543-e369d711ab7d
Runtime:
	Mono 3.8.0 ((no/45d0ba1)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

	Package version: 308000009

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 6.0 (6256.20)
Build 6A280n

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: 8.0.0.9 (Indie Edition)
Hash: 436246d
Branch: 
Build date: 2014-09-10 00:04:26-0400

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: 4.17.0 (Indie Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/xamarin77/Desktop/android-sdk-macosx
	Supported Android versions:
		2.1    (API level 7)
		2.2    (API level 8)
		2.3    (API level 10)
		3.1    (API level 12)
		3.2    (API level 13)
		4.0    (API level 14)
		4.0.3  (API level 15)
		4.1    (API level 16)
		4.2    (API level 17)
		4.3    (API level 18)
		4.4    (API level 19)
		4.4.87 (API level 20)
		4.5    (API level 21)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-11M4609)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-462, mixed mode)

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Version: 1.11.0.1 (Indie Edition)

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 504000216
Git revision: bf73535e350da9a84b6990c72149b84467757c52
Build date: 2014-09-09 15:40:19-04
Xamarin addins: cb699c7d52f13def4e9746f8086e9f24ef6d894f

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.9.4
Darwin Xamarin77s-Mac-mini.local 13.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0
    Tue Jun  3 21:27:35 PDT 2014
    root:xnu-2422.110.17~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Comment 3 Chris Hamons 2014-10-01 15:47:11 UTC
a) I've fixed the error to note the correct term, "Classic"
b) This should be fixed in the latest beta (alpha is lagging behind). Please reopen if you have problems after upgrading to beta. Alpha (1.11) will be updated next week most likely.
Comment 4 Akhilesh kumar 2014-12-30 07:15:44 UTC
I have checked this issue with latest XM 1.11.3.0 and observe that now we are not getting any trigger with INDIE license on running Classic Xam.Mac application.

http://screencast.com/t/sNrULBjUKhh

Hence, closing this issue.

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 5.7 (build 660)
Installation UUID: ff0c16c6-3c75-46d8-ac56-56c3b56e2c76
Runtime:
	Mono 3.12.0 ((detached/a813491)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

	Package version: 312000068

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 6.1 (6604)
Build 6A1052d

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: 8.4.0.43 (Indie Edition)
Hash: 840a925
Branch: 
Build date: 2014-11-16 21:03:22-0500

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Version: 1.11.3.0 (Indie Edition)

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 507000660
Git revision: 6a74f9bdb90d9415b597064d815c9be38b401fee
Build date: 2014-12-18 00:38:00-05
Xamarin addins: 57be0f5e1433cb58b70ea9b52e9dc77ad791be40

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.10.1
Darwin Apples-iMac.local 14.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.0.0
    Fri Sep 19 00:26:44 PDT 2014
    root:xnu-2782.1.97~2/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64