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john.moore
19 Aug 2016, 9:58 AM
Before the release of Architect 4.0 EA, I've been prototyping without Architect for both mobile devices and desktop browsers using a single universal app code base generated by sencha cmd. Architect 4.0 EA doesn't seem to support development of a universal app, however the following blog link suggests that it is still possible to develop for mobile and desktop with a single code base using Architect 4.0 EA and Ext 6.0 Modern (Classic doesn't seem to be required, if I understand correctly).

https://www.sencha.com/blog/sencha-architect-4-0-early-access-is-now-available/ (https://www.sencha.com/blog/sencha-architect-4-0-early-access-is-now-available/)

"Architect 4.0 provides support for Ext JS 6 Modern toolkit, empowering your team to build advanced mobile applications and enterprise desktop applications with a single code base."

"Architect 4.0 supports Ext JS 6 Modern toolkit along with Classic toolkit, so you can easily develop new Ext JS modern applications within Architect for use on mobile devices as well as for modern browsers on desktop."

My questions:

Am I right in my understanding that Architect 4.0 EA will allow for a single mobile/desktop code base using Ext 6.0 Modern? Does Sencha have plans to support universal apps in a future version of Architect? Please pardon my confusion. I'm just trying to figure out whether I should continue working on a universal app without Architect, or make use of Architect later. Thanks for any help!

Gary Schlosberg
13 Oct 2016, 1:45 PM
Architect will support universal apps in the future. The second statement definitely seems to be referring to creating modern applications on desktop, and indeed they should work in modern browsers. We are in the process of bringing parity between the available features in both toolkits.