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Ken Beal

17 Apr 2018, 10:53 pm

[Pro] 64 BIT?

Anyone kow if this program (Freeway Pro) will be updated to 64-Bit for the Macintosh operating system. Apple is doing away with support for 32 Bit software in the near future. Is Softpress going to update to 64 Bit?

David Ledger

18 Apr 2018, 8:06 am

On 17 Apr 2018, at 23:53, Ken Beal wrote:

Anyone kow if this program (Freeway Pro) will be updated to 64-Bit for the Macintosh operating system. Apple is doing away with support for 32 Bit software in the near future. Is Softpress going to update to 64 Bit?

I’ve not been actively involved in the development of compiled programs for a while now, but I would imagine that it would take some effort to develop any application in a way where 32/64 bit binary output is not selected at build time. In fact 64 bit would probably be default. The source code (what they are actually writing) would be the same either way.

David

Jeremy Hughes

18 Apr 2018, 10:33 am

We’re working on a 64-bit version of Freeway.

Because Freeway predates Cocoa, and because Apple have stopped supporting the non-Cocoa (Carbon) APIs that Freeway uses, this means that Freeway has to be rewritten from the ground up (as a Cocoa program).

Our other programs (Exhibeo, Chroma, and Fretspace) are Cocoa programs.

Jeremy

On 17 Apr 2018, at 23:53, Ken Beal <[email protected]> wrote:

Anyone kow if this program (Freeway Pro) will be updated to 64-Bit for the Macintosh operating system. Apple is doing away with support for 32 Bit software in the near future. Is Softpress going to update to 64 Bit?

gabe de matteis

20 Apr 2018, 12:04 am

when might the 64 bit version be available?

Dennis Schmidt

5 Jun 2018, 2:46 am

when might the 64 bit version be available? The next Mac software update will stop our connectivity

Joe Muscara

5 Jun 2018, 11:17 am

On 5 Jun 2018, 2:46 am, Dennis Schmidt wrote:

The next Mac software update will stop our connectivity

Has Apple confirmed that Mojave will do this? I didn’t notice it in the press release nor other things I saw yesterday, but I may have missed it or not read the right sources.

Jeremy Hughes

5 Jun 2018, 1:03 pm

I think that what Apple has said is that 10.13 is the last version of macOS that will run 32-bit programs “without compromise”.

Jeremy

Bert Green

5 Jun 2018, 1:29 pm

Just saw this:

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/06/05/mojave-last-macos-release-to-support-32-bit-apps/

Mojave will be the last version to support 32 bit. After Mojave 32 bit apps will not run at all.

Daniel

3 Dec 2018, 7:28 pm

Does anyone have an update on IF or WHEN Softpress will develop a 64-bit system for Freeway?

Softpress is doing a poor job of communicating any information on the status of this, and it’s preventing many of us from upgrading operating systems.

Should I start looking for another stand-along program to create websites?

Jeremy Hughes

3 Dec 2018, 7:32 pm

On 3 Dec 2018, at 19:28, Daniel <[email protected]> wrote:

Does anyone have an update on IF or WHEN Softpress will develop a 64-bit system for Freeway?

https://freewaytalk.softpress.com/thread/view/174677#m_175780

Jeremy

Daniel

3 Dec 2018, 7:38 pm

On 3 Dec 2018, 7:32 pm, Jeremy Hughes wrote:

On 3 Dec 2018, at 19:28, Daniel

Thanks much for the update. I completely understand the complexities involved.

Is the ANY ETA whatsoever? Are we talking about a few months? A few years? Any timeline would be helpful so we can properly schedule projects.

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Jeremy Hughes

3 Dec 2018, 7:47 pm

Hi Daniel,

We haven’t announced an ETA, but we’re aware that the next version of macOS (presumably late 2019) will not support 32-bit applications, so we obviously want to have something available by then.

it’s preventing many of us from upgrading operating systems

There isn’t anything I know of that is preventing you from upgrading to the current version of macOS (Mojave).

Jeremy