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Apple Silicon support

#1 Post by Arainty » 2022-09-29 18:19

Apple Silicon chips have been out for almost 2 years now, and Apple's transition is almost done.
However FileZilla is still not compatible with these chips. It works very fine with Rosetta 2, don't get me wrong, but a native, snappier version would be much better, considering that Rosetta 2 might be turned off by Apple in a few years.
As it seems to not require any change in code (viewtopic.php?p=176400#p176400) except from a potential typo bug (viewtopic.php?p=176427#p176427) that an admin provided a kinda fix for, do you have an idea when the arm64 macOS build will be officially available?
The last public answer I could find is (still from the same thread) more than a year old (viewtopic.php?p=176920#p176920).
So is this AS support planned? Will it come soon?

Thanks for any answer, hoping that this great app I've been using for years will someday support it.

N.B.: Other requests if an admin reads this: dark mode support (Win/macOS) & modern correctly-sized icon (macOS Big Sur+), thanks!

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Re: Apple Silicon support

#2 Post by botg » 2022-09-29 20:19

When it's done.

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Re: Apple Silicon support

#3 Post by crnisamuraj » 2023-02-05 12:26

Is it done? Any ETA?
Would be real nice to be able to run it natively on MacOS with M1/M2 CPU
And as I understood no big changes are required in order to build it for "Apple Silicon"
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Re: Apple Silicon support

#4 Post by botg » 2023-02-05 22:49

This year is the year.

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Re: Apple Silicon support

#5 Post by TalkShowGhost » 2023-03-04 08:44

FWIW I compiled an arm64 native version of the latest FileZilla version as of this post date and uploaded it to the same link as before. That thread got locked but as always you can download my build here: https://shermanikk.net/stuff/FileZilla-macos-arm64.zip

I'm glad to hear there's finally going to be an official Apple Silicon build but I'm curious why it's taken this long (the M2 chips have been out for a while now) when making an am64 build is so trivial? I genuinely would love to know.

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Re: Apple Silicon support

#6 Post by pcman67 » 2023-03-09 04:18

Thanks for providing an updated arm64 binary for MacOS, TalkShowGhost! Much appreciated!

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#7 Post by pcman67 » 2023-03-10 22:45

I am able to download the FileZilla source files and successfully compile it to build an Intel binary of FileZilla on an Intel Mac using MacOS 13.2 using XCode 14.2 with the command line tools. Does anyone know how to generate an Apple Silicon native build of FileZilla using an Intel Mac? It would seem that perhaps it's just a few flags that would need specified or perhaps the makefile adjusted for an Intel Mac to generate a native Apple Silicon build of FileZilla, but it could be much more involved than that. I didn't know if anyone has tried that yet. Thank you.

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Re: Apple Silicon support

#8 Post by seidnerj » 2023-10-28 08:31

For instructions on how to compile FileZilla for Apple Silicon see this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=54970&p=182920#p182920

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Re: Apple Silicon support

#9 Post by pcman67 » 2023-11-29 16:12

botg wrote:
2023-02-05 22:49
This year is the year.
Only a handful of weeks left in the year. Are you sure about that? Perhaps you are saving it as a Christmas Eve present to us all? ;-)

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Re: Apple Silicon support

#10 Post by botg » 2023-12-06 16:12

Have a look at the latest nightly build.

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