I'm about to buy a new MacBook Pro 13" with the famous Apple M1 SoC.

Let's see how ready it is for developers.

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🟒 Rust is working!

`aarch64-apple-darwin` is part of the Tier 2 platforms, doc.rust-lang.org/nightly/rustc/….

See the PR, github.com/rust-lang/rust….

#AppleSiliconM1 #rustlang
🟒 Python is working!

It is part of macOS Big Sur.

#AppleSiliconM1 #python
πŸ”΄ Go is working but not released.

See github.com/golang/go/issu….
The next release is scheduled for February 1st 2021.

#AppleSiliconM1 #golang
πŸ”΄ VirtualBox is not working.

The M1 SoC does not support virtualization. See forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?… to learn more.

#AppleSiliconM1 #virtualbox
πŸ”΄ 1Password is not working.

It will, but not yet, 1password.community/discussion/com….

#AppleSiliconM1 #1password
πŸ”΄ Google Chrome is not working.

The beta seems to work though. See developer.apple.com/forums/thread/… to learn more.

#AppleSiliconM1 #chrome
πŸ”΄ Mozilla Firefox is not working.

It's a work in progress, bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?i….

#AppleSiliconM1 #firefox
πŸ”΄ R is not working yet.

It's a work in progress.

#AppleSiliconM1 #rlang
πŸ”΄ Java is not working yet.

There is a JEP for that, openjdk.java.net/jeps/391.
Here is the issue, bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-825…. The reviewing is going well.

#AppleSiliconM1 #java
πŸ”΄ Github Actions said nothing for the moment.

I've no idea but I'm sure it'll come.

#AppleSiliconM1 #github
🟒 Electron is working.

See the announcement, electronjs.org/blog/apple-sil….

#AppleSiliconM1 #electronjs
🟒PHP is likely to work.

PHP was working on aarch64 before, and it comes with macOS Big Sur. Not tested though.

#AppleSiliconM1 #php
🟒 iTerm2 is working.

See this issue gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm….

#AppleSiliconM1 #iterm2 #terminal
🟒 Ruby is likely to work.

It comes with macOS Big Sur. Not tested though.

#AppleSiliconM1 #ruby
🟒 Homebrew is working.

The 2.5.0 release provides support for macOS Big Sur, brew.sh/2020/09/08/hom….

Here is the issue, github.com/Homebrew/brew/….

#AppleSiliconM1 #homebrew
Speaking of Homebrew, here is the list of all formulas and their support on macOS Big Sur, github.com/Homebrew/brew/….

That's an important list. Thanks to the author to maintain it!

#AppleSiliconM1 #homebrew
🟒 Git is working.

It comes with Xcode. The Homebrew version isn't working for the moment because of gettext.

#AppleSiliconM1 #gitscm
🟒 Thunderbird is working.

See reddit.com/r/Thunderbird/… to learn more.

#AppleSiliconM1 #thunderbird #mail
🟒 SQLite is working.

#AppleSiliconM1 #sqlite
🟒 tmux is working.

#AppleSiliconM1 #tmux
πŸ”΄ emacs is not working yet.

emacs can't be installed due to errors with guile, but as soon as it's done, it should work.

#AppleSiliconM1 #emacs
🟒 LLVM is working.

It can be installed with the `HEAD` commit, and if OpenMP is disabled, github.com/Homebrew/brew/….

#AppleSiliconM1 #llvm
🟒 Firefox 83 (beta) and 84 (nightly) are working.
In case you wonder, I need to buy it for my work. We develop compilers and we need to be sure everything work as expected.

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