Good news for developers: Homebrew 3.0 has been released with support for M1 Macs.
Homebrew is a popular package manager for macOS that many developers rely on. When Apple switched to its own M1 custom silicon, based on Arm designs, Homebrew was one of the applications that was not compatible with the new architecture. As a result, many developers had to wait to make the jump, or keep an Intel-based Mac around for compatibility.
According to a blog post, Homebrew 3.0 has been released, and the biggest change is M1 support.
“Today I’d like to announce Homebrew 3.0.0,” writes Mike McQuaid, Homebrew project leader. “The most significant changes since 2.7.0 are official Apple Silicon support and a new bottle format in formulae.”
“Homebrew doesn’t (yet) provide bottles for all packages on Apple Silicon that we do on Intel x86_64 but we welcome your help in doing so,” McQuaid adds.
The announcement is good news for developers and removes another obstacle to M1 adoption.