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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.

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

AdrianLucas

19 Dec 2018, 1:37 pm

I can confirm that Freeway 7.1.4 runs OK under MacOS 10.14.1 (Mojave). You get the message about the software needs to be updated and may not run under future versions of MacOS. Looks like “may not” is actually “will not”!!

Gordon Low

19 Dec 2018, 1:42 pm

Running Freeway Pro 7.1 4 on Mojave 10.14.2 here without any problems.

All the best

Gordon http://www.gordonlow.net/


On 19 Dec 2018, at 1:37 pm, AdrianLucas <[email protected]> wrote:

I can confirm that Freeway 7.1.4 runs OK under MacOS 10.14.1 (Mojave). You get the message about the software needs to be updated and may not run under future versions of MacOS. Looks like “may not” is actually “will not”!!

waltd

19 Dec 2018, 1:43 pm

Freeway works fine on Mojave. If Apple lives up to their stated goals, the next major version (10.15.0) will not allow 32-bit applications to load or run. Mojave does, and will continue to, throughout all of the 10.14.x.x.x versions.

Walter

On Dec 19, 2018, at 8:37 AM, AdrianLucas <[email protected]> wrote:

I can confirm that Freeway 7.1.4 runs OK under MacOS 10.14.1 (Mojave). You get the message about the software needs to be updated and may not run under future versions of MacOS. Looks like “may not” is actually “will not”!!

Freeway user since 1997

http://www.walterdavisstudio.com

Mark Pilger

23 Mar 2019, 4:48 pm

I own a small manufacturing company that is about one tenth the size of my two competitors and yet I consistently have a much better, more professional web site than they do. I have been doing my own web site for over 15 years and Freeway Pro is the most powerful easy to use software for web site development. I hope Jeremy knows that I am more than happy to pay a significant upgrade fee for Freeway Pro 8 which is 64 bit compatible.

madcomposter

26 Jul 2019, 1:08 pm

Freeway Pro is now crashing on launch after the “not optimized” message appears …

waltd

26 Jul 2019, 1:35 pm

Are you on a Catalina beta? (Because as you know, that won’t work, shouldn’t allow you to launch at all.)

Are you using the very latest version of Freeway? (7.1.3, I think)

I am using the latest version of Mojave, and Freeway Pro 7.1.3, and I diid get the alert on first launch, and occasionally thereafter, but have had no stability problems.

The one thing that will reliably crash many Mac OS X applications, even in this day and age, is dodgy fonts or mangled preferences files. One way to debug this easily is to use the System Preferences Users and Groups pane to create a new user, sign in as that user, and try launching Freeway in that account. You won’t have any of the extras that your account has gathered over time, and if you use an external font management system, or the built in one in the OS, you will likely only have the bare system fonts enabled. If that works, you can then start the process of debugging things.

Preferences: open the [your user]/Library/Preferences folder, find the Freeway preferences and move them out of that folder (while Freeway is not running). They will be re-created from defaults the next time you launch Freeway.

Fonts: if you’re using a font manager, try disabling half (any half) of the fonts you have opened. Re-launch Freeway, see if it launches. If it does, quit and re-enable half of the fonts you disabled. If it doesn’t, re-enable the ones you disabled, and disable the other half. Repeat until you find the one or ones that cause the crash, and restore them from the originals (wherever you purchased them).

Walter

On Jul 26, 2019, at 9:08 AM, madcomposter <[email protected]> wrote:

Freeway Pro is now crashing on launch after the “not optimized” message appears …

Freeway user since 1997

http://www.walterdavisstudio.com

madcomposter

26 Jul 2019, 1:48 pm

I am not on Catalina. This just started happening a couple of days ago. None of my other apps are crashing, just Freeway Pro 7.1.4. I have gotten the “not optimized” message for over a year now on every Freeway launch.

Jeremy Hughes

26 Jul 2019, 2:20 pm

Try launching Freeway after doing a safe boot:

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201262

Jeremy

On 26 Jul 2019, at 14:08, madcomposter <[email protected]> wrote:

Freeway Pro is now crashing on launch after the “not optimized” message appears …

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Jim Feeney

26 Jul 2019, 4:55 pm

I am on Mojave 10.14.5 and am using Freeway Pro 7.1.4. It opens and works fine for me. I use it every day.

Oregon, USA | 2017 iMac 21.5” | 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7 | 16 GB RAM | OS 10.14 | User since Fwy 3.5 | https://www.jimfeeney.org