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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 9 2021 10:52 AM

Jason Worf:
but can't add it to my sermon because the sermon editor is just a view on the iPad.

The ability to edit sermons on the iPad is currently in beta testing - and it works very nicely

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JH | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 20 2021 11:45 AM

Now that Apple has announced more M1 products today (24" iMac and the new iPad Pro), any new updates on updating Logos to run natively? All of their products will be M1-based before we know it...

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 20 2021 12:45 PM

JH:

Now that Apple has announced more M1 products today (24" iMac and the new iPad Pro), any new updates on updating Logos to run natively? All of their products will be M1-based before we know it...

Faithlife feedback => Native Support for Apple Silicon Processors currently has status of Planned (no new comments by FL) with 47 votes (#8 overall for Logos Desktop App, with an increase of 16 votes since 27 Jan 2021).

Caveat: new feedback website needs a separate login so please vote => Add the feedback website to the Faithlife SSO system that has 17 votes.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 20 2021 12:52 PM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Caveat: new feedback website needs a separate login so please vote => Add the feedback website to the Faithlife SSO system that has 17 votes.

Unfortunately, you have to have a separate login. Consequently, I haven't voted for it. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 20 2021 1:04 PM

JT (alabama24):

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Caveat: new feedback website needs a separate login so please vote => Add the feedback website to the Faithlife SSO system that has 17 votes.

Unfortunately, you have to have a separate login. Consequently, I haven't voted for it. 

I can only imagine how user voting would increase if the new feedback website was integrated into the Faithlife SSO system. Logos UserVoice had suggestions with at least 900 users voting while Logos Desktop App has 84 votes for Paper Builder (currently the most)

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Gabriel Powell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 25 2021 5:36 AM

I'm looking to get the 24" iMac. I can get the 8GB of RAM today at the local store, or I can wait a couple months for 16GB of RAM to be shipped to me. Because of the unified memory concept and everything being on the same chip, is the amount of RAM still as significant as it used to be?

I'm always in favor of the "get as much as you can afford" concept, but there are other considerations that make getting it sooner more appealing, if not necessary.

Laptop: Windows 7 Professional x64, Intel Dual-Core, 2GB RAM, Radeon X1600

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Matthew J. Sine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 25 2021 5:46 AM

Hi Gabriel,

I have been using both an M1 Mini and an M1 air since release.

I did decide on 16GB on both of my units, and I am glad I did this.

I do not have a need on either of my macs for more than 2 monitors, but if you have **any** applications that require Rosetta2 - Logos/Proclaim - you will be better served with 16G due to swap issues.

I also needed to run windows, so I run Parallels with the ARM version of Windows 10. Since that will run **any** windows app via its own translation method, it was important to me to have the memory for the VM to be up alongside everything else. I knew this going into the purchase, so chose 16G up front. As a side note, the Windows in Parallels running windows native windows apps through essentially 2 translation layers runs amazingly well... 

There is an even more important reason on the iMac to obtain the 16GB version:
1) ports. You will **need** the full array of ports that is only available on the 16GB version

I would start shopping Apple stores directly. Here in Northern VA we had several stores that had the 16G iMac in stock as late as yesterday, since many folks were purchasing the lower-end unit for students or as secondary computers. The 8G model was gone in less than an hour. I also started shopping a bit broader, since we have a fair number of Apple stores in the DC-Baltimore corridor. Some had 16g models in stock, but they tended toward the pricier 1TB SSD models.

In any case, I would say the 16G is essential. Some other issues are SSD swap usage on 8G models (running Proclaim with Logos and MS Word and OneNote, some of the 8G units were swapping quite a bit... it is very FAST, but does wear on the SSD).  When we added OBS to the mix on one of the 8G Macbooks at the church we noticed the swap usage was quite high... as soon as we put the 16G mac mini in place that issue went away.

- Matt

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Matthew J. Sine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 25 2021 5:51 AM

To add to this, 

I just "discovered" this last Friday when I received my new iPad. I had seen this post, and forgotten this feature was available. While setting up my new unit, I installed the logos app, opened a sermon and WOW do I like this.

There are  times I will want to add/remove something on the fly from my notes, even right before preaching, so being able to edit this on the unit I use while preaching is a wonderful feature.

Previously I was using the Logos web app to handle this on my iPad, but the Logos app now handles this VERY well. It even has the "preach" feature and seems to control the slides fairly well (we always have lag due to the poor internet connection at our church building). 

Thanks to the LOGOS team for this!!!

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Ken Thompsen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 25 2021 9:26 AM

Gabriel Powell:

I'm looking to get the 24" iMac. I can get the 8GB of RAM today at the local store, or I can wait a couple months for 16GB of RAM to be shipped to me. Because of the unified memory concept and everything being on the same chip, is the amount of RAM still as significant as it used to be?

I'm always in favor of the "get as much as you can afford" concept, but there are other considerations that make getting it sooner more appealing, if not necessary.

It's always good to have more RAM, but 8 is still good for day-to-day tasks and even some video/graphics work. That said, like the other poster above (Matthew) said, Rosetta is safer with more RAM. If Logos made a native ARM port sooner rather than later, this wouldn't be an issue.

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Christopher Davison | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 26 2021 10:57 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Caveat: new feedback website needs a separate login so please vote => Add the feedback website to the Faithlife SSO system that has 17 votes.

I gladly created a separate login to get this item closer to the top. Just takes a few seconds. I would encourage others to do the same. I think it is totally worth it. You can even connect to Facebook or Google to shorten the process.

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Thomas pujol | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 27 2021 2:22 PM

I second this! Can we please have some updates about M1 compatibility? Just got an update today, and nothing about M1. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 27 2021 5:50 PM

Thomas pujol:

I second this! Can we please have some updates about M1 compatibility? Just got an update today, and nothing about M1. 

FL doesn’t often provide time tables. However, see this post and the link at the bottom of it. https://community.logos.com/forums/p/196433/1139418.aspx#1139418 

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Enrique Rivera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 20 2021 9:48 PM

Since Mono added support for the M1 3 months ago, does that mean we are roughly a few months away from native support? 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 21 2021 5:39 AM

Enrique Rivera:
does that mean we are roughly a few months away from native support? 

Nope. But we can hope. 

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Enrique Rivera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 23 2021 1:25 PM

Can we at least assume that FL is taking the "Mono" path since it's the quickest according to their own estimates? 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 23 2021 3:53 PM

Enrique Rivera:

Can we at least assume that FL is taking the "Mono" path since it's the quickest according to their own estimates? 

Mono affects cross platform shared code. Looking at "About Logos" or "About Verbum" has a scrollable list of copyrighted software components in Logos & Verbum applications on macOS. To run natively on M1 Mac Chip needs native software code for all components.

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Enrique Rivera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 23 2021 11:34 PM

So was this inaccurate?


”The two mostly likely pathways to native support probably look like this:”

  1. Mono adds support for Apple's M1 ARM processor, allowing us to generate and compile directly to ARM. Mono already supports other ARM platforms. I haven't seen any advertised time frames, but maybe this path could be 6–12 months out? That's a wild guess, so I wouldn't put much stock in it until we hear something official from Mono. But this path should be faster, since they already support other ARM platforms.
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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 24 2021 1:07 AM

Enrique Rivera:
So was this inaccurate?

Mono Supported Architectures => https://www.mono-project.com/docs/about-mono/supported-platforms/ includes ARM for Linux, iPhone, Android. Almost 7 months after 28 Nov 2020 update shows mono-project has not added ARM Support for Apple Silicon. In February 2021, Microsoft unveiled .NET 6 Preview. Humanly not know which path to Apple Silicon native support will become viable first. Speculating: if .NET 6 in 2022, then Logos 10 & Verbum 10 may be the first application release that can run natively on Apple Silicon using macOS.

Thankful for update on 27 Nov 2020

Phil Gons (Faithlife):

Phil Gons (Faithlife):

The two mostly likely pathways to native support probably look like this:

  1. Mono adds support for Apple's M1 ARM processor, allowing us to generate and compile directly to ARM. Mono already supports other ARM platforms. I haven't seen any advertised time frames, but maybe this path could be 6–12 months out? That's a wild guess, so I wouldn't put much stock in it until we hear something official from Mono. But this path should be faster, since they already support other ARM platforms.
  2. We move to .NET 5 (planned to start in Q1 for other reasons) and then to .NET 6 a year later, which plans to add full support for Apple's Silicon: code generation, compiler support, official testing and support by Microsoft. .NET 6 is due in February of 2022, so this pathway puts us at least 15–18 months out, I'd guess.

A couple of clarifications:

  1. Getting Logos 9 running natively on Apple's Silicon is planned and very important to us. It's not a matter of if but when. The M1 shows promise for making Logos run faster on Mac, and we're excited about that.
  2. The two paths I laid out above are the fastest paths to native support. The two alternatives—rewriting the app and building M1 support into .NET 5 and/or Mono—would both take longer. The first alternative would probably take a dozen developers 4–6 years. Not sure about the second, but it's not a feasible path for many reasons.

So, we'll get to native support as quickly as we can, but we're blocked by .NET and Mono and can't go any faster than they do.

The priority for us right now, while we wait for these third parties, is making sure Logos 9 runs well via Rosetta 2. We have some work do to in our web views based on CEF's slow performance. We'll keep testing and working to make sure M1 users are well supported both now and after we're able to deliver native support.

Thankful for code base insight on 28 Nov 2020

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Matthew Speakes:
Decisions made years ago are now coming back around to make this a difficult task.

There are tradeoffs with every technology choice, and we don't regret using Mono to deliver Logos on Mac. We don't have the luxury of being able to write Logos natively on five platforms. It's heavy use of code sharing that makes it possible for us to build and maintain such a robust app on five platforms. We have roughly 25 developers working on Windows, MacOS, iOS/iPadOS, and the web app (while maintaining responsibility for a variety of other apps, services, and technologies).

 

We use Mono to share code between Windows and MacOS. We used Xamarin to share code between iOS/iPadOS and Android, though we've dialed back from that for various reasons. We're using Flutter to build a mobile app for Faithlife Courses on iOS/iPadOS and Android. We use WebAssembly (Wasm) to share desktop code with the web app. And we're making heavy use of web technologies to share code between desktop and web—and with Factbook even with mobile.

These features are all written as shared web components:

  1. Atlas
  2. Bible Browser
  3. Canvas
  4. Charts
  5. Courses
  6. Factbook
  7. Homepage
  8. Media
  9. Notes
  10. Sermon Builder
  11. Sermon Manager
  12. Text Comparison
  13. Workflow Editor

Our interactive resources are another form of HTML-based code sharing between desktop and web.

Faithlife feedback => Native Support for Apple Silicon Processors currently has 70 votes (# 4 for Most votes in Logos Desktop) and status of Planned.

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