Bug 23270 - [XVS.iOS 3.6] Unsolvable warning: there is a minor mismatch between the build host and XVS
Summary: [XVS.iOS 3.6] Unsolvable warning: there is a minor mismatch between the build...
Status: VERIFIED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.6
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: High major
Target Milestone: 3.7
Assignee: Adrian Alonso
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Reported: 2014-09-22 22:10 UTC by Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Modified: 2015-01-05 11:19 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-09-22 22:10:55 UTC
Xamarin 3.6.245 emits a new warning in Visual Studio whenever it is paired to the Mac build host:

> There is a minor mismatch between the installed Xamarin.iOS (version
> 8.0.0.62) on the Mac Build Host 192.168.1.111 and the local
> Xamarin.iOS 8.0.52.0. When applying updates, make sure to keep both
> the Mac and Windows in sync.

There is _no_ way to stop this warning message because it's not possible to change the "local" Xamarin.iOS version. Although the idea of the warning is nice, I'd vote that Xamarin should not emit warnings that can't be stopped. This warning is already proving to be a bit of a confusing distraction for users [1].

[1] For example, the first post here:
> http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/24618/cant-deploy-to-ios-simulators-nor-devices

Regression status: new feature in XVS 3.6.


## Steps to reproduce

1. Open a Xamarin.iOS project in Visual Studio.

2. Pair to the build host (if not already paired).

3. Look in "View -> Error List -> Warnings".


Synchronizing the SDK via "Tools -> Options -> Xamarin -> iOS Settings -> SDK Synchronization -> Check Now" has no effect on the warning.


Thanks!
Comment 3 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-09-23 16:35:30 UTC
Here's another forum post where it caused unneeded concern:
http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/24733/xamarin-ios-versions-are-not-in-sync-on-the-latest-pc-version-versus-the-latest-mac-book-pro
Comment 7 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-09-26 14:22:47 UTC
Another forum thread:
http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/24992/build-host-not-working-with-vs-2012
Comment 11 Mohit Kheterpal 2014-09-29 10:19:07 UTC
I halve checked this issue and with XVS 3.7.165 + X.iOS 8.2.0.87. Now we are not getting this warning message in Windows VS by following steps mention in bug description.

Hence closing this issue.

Thanks