Apple Silicon (M1) Native Support

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QuickMacQuestion
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Apple Silicon (M1) Native Support

Post by QuickMacQuestion » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:24 pm

Hello,
Is there any word on when an Apple Silicon (M1) build of OpenVPN Connect will be released? It looks like the x86_64 version works fine with Rosetta, but it would be nice to have a native version.

Thanks!

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Re: Apple Silicon (M1) Native Support

Post by openvpn_inc » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:39 am

Hello,

We will be doing a native build but not right away. Reason for that is that we tested our current version and found that it works completely stable on M1 and has close to no performance loss either. As you say, having a native version is nice to have, but not critical. At the moment we are focused on getting OpenVPN Connect v3.3 rolled out across all supported platforms. After that we'll work on native builds for M1 processor type for a next major release, among other items that people are asking for.

Kind regards,
Johan
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Re: Apple Silicon (M1) Native Support

Post by CBACIT » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:31 pm

How long would it take to make a major release past 3.3?

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