Bug 7520 - ThinLinc client for macOS ARM
Summary: ThinLinc client for macOS ARM
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client platforms (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-06-23 13:40 CEST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2024-02-07 00:57 CET (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2020-06-23 13:40:21 CEST
Apple are switching to ARM for their machines, abandoning Intel and x86:


Backwards compatibility is unclear at this point, but given that its a different architecture that will likely be limited. So we'll at some point need to switch our toolchain over to support ARM.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2021-06-02 10:22:50 CEST
GCC bug for this:


There is also the mess around binutils. Their assembler and linker don't even support macOS x86, much less ARM.
Comment 2 Samuel Mannehed cendio 2021-12-01 15:43:21 CET
Jens Maus seems to want this:

Comment 4 Kyle Rhorer 2022-08-15 16:31:35 CEST
There have apparently been improvements in GCC's Apple Silicon support. Is there any update on the ThinLinc client? I'm waiting on an Apple Silicon version of the client so I can put a new workstation in service.
Comment 5 Pierre Ossman cendio 2022-08-18 10:34:35 CEST
As mentioned in the community discussion above, gcc support seems to still be experimental. So, we need to wait for a stable release, and there is also the work to actually integrate new versions in to our build system.
Comment 6 Pierre Ossman cendio 2023-01-11 14:17:49 CET
Did a quick performance test now that TigerVNC has M1 builds:


There was surprisingly little difference between native and Rosetta.

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