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"Xamarin.Mac Mobile Framework" has a potentially misleading name: it is recommended for desktop apps too
As mentioned by a customer, choosing "Xamarin.Mac Mobile Framework" for a desktop-only Mac app is counter-intuitive.
But the "Mobile" framework is the recommended option:
"Xamarin.Mac Mobile Framework - ... This is the recommended framework because it provides smaller average binaries due to superior linking behavior."
As described here:
"As stated above, this is the same tuned .NET framework used by Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android supporting a subset of the full Desktop framework"
We call it Mobile, since it uses the same framework tech as iOS and Android.
I do agree it isn't 100% obvious though. Without changing the name, which we can't do now, if you have suggestions on better ways to explain that in the dialog please let me know.
Closing for now due to lack of a better naming suggestion. Feel free to poke me with ideas.
"There are two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors."
@Chris I think this was completed, know of anything missing ?
For general historical bookkeeping, I'll add a cross-reference to a blog post by Chris Hamons on this topic from March 2017:
Nope, I believe all user visible bits are in 15.3.
Bug is retested and verified in the Build - https://gist.github.com/gangrade-swati/d44986a32affdf01c1f359a6013abf14
Now, "Xamarin.Mac Mobile Framework" has a potentially misleading name: it is replaced with Modern as mentioned in the link -
Please refer the screenshot for the bug close reference - http://www.screencast.com/t/CJCA3OJlwV