Bug 53028 - Xamarin.iOS.Common.targets: Error: The iOS Simulator does not support metal. Build for a device instead. (metal)
Summary: Xamarin.iOS.Common.targets: Error: The iOS Simulator does not support metal. ...
Status: RESOLVED NOT_ON_ROADMAP
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: MSBuild ()
Version: XI 10.5.99 (Xcode 8.3 previews)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Future Cycle (TBD)
Assignee: Vincent Dondain [MSFT]
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Reported: 2017-03-03 22:21 UTC by Sebastien Pouliot
Modified: 2017-03-05 17:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Sebastien Pouliot 2017-03-03 22:21:52 UTC
Recent macOS have Metal and it can be used in the simulator.

It seems our own restriction (for device only) was never removed.
Comment 1 Sebastien Pouliot 2017-03-05 17:10:04 UTC
After double checking the main difference is that it used not to build (and we had hacks in place for that, removed since then).

Now it builds fine, it will launch but the API, like `MTLDevice.SystemDefault` returns `null` so our warning still make sense.

And it does not look like it's something that will be soon supported
https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/31120