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jgalicia

10 Jun 2019, 10:26 pm

[Pro] freeway pro 7 works in catalina?

Somebody install catalina beta and check the freeway pro 7 works?

waltd

10 Jun 2019, 10:33 pm

You don’t need to do this to know the answer. Freeway 7 is a 32-bit Carbon application based on the MacApp framework from the 80s and early 90s. It will not start, and it will not run on Catalina or later.

The very last version of Mac OS that will support Freeway 7 is Mojave.

Happily, Softpress are currently working on a new version of Freeway that is written in Swift, using the 64-bit Cocoa AppKit framework. There is no delivery date promised (and don’t ask, it takes time away from them finishing it!), but you will be able to run Freeway on Mojave in a virtual machine, even on newer hardware or base OS until then. Or just do as I do, and hang on to your older hardware when you upgrade.

Walter

On Jun 10, 2019, at 6:26 PM, jgalicia via freewaytalk <[email protected]> wrote:

Somebody install catalina beta and check the freeway pro 7 works?

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Paul

11 Jun 2019, 11:13 am

Also worth noting that there is no imperative to upgrade your OS the day Apple pushes it out of the door.

Note that Catalina will kill other apps that you may be clinging on to - my copy of Photoshop (CS3) will die. As will Aperture. I care less for Photoshop than I do for Aperture - I use Affinity Photo & Designer now instead of the Adobe products. Losing Aperture is a pain, as a lot of my edits will not transition to Photos, nor will they be supported by other similar apps.

I may well virtualise this Mac if other applications I use pressure the need to move to Catalina. However, I won’t be upgrading on day 1. I expect to be rocking Mojave well into the 2020.

All the best,

Paul

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Simon Manning

11 Jun 2019, 12:53 pm

Further to what Paul said, it’s worth mentioning that Apple’s typical policy is to support the two latest versions of the OS, so Mojave will likely continue to receive security updates for at least a year after Catalina is released. Historically they have very occasionally provided extended support to versions before major (problematic for a significant number of people) changes, which may turn out to be the case for Mojave but that’s wild speculation.

That said, what I would do is create a Mojave virtual machine (fresh install) before upgrading to Catalina, not give it any network/Internet access and use the VM’s shared folder feature to let the guest (Mojave) access a folder on the host (Mojave now, Catalina later) where I would keep my Freeway documents, Site folders and anything else I might need 32bit for.

Simon

P.S. I’m just chiming in with my personal thoughts for 32bit removal in general, so it doesn’t necessarily reflect anything related to Softpress policy or Freeway 8 roadmap.

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:13 PM Paul <[email protected]> wrote:

Also worth noting that there is no imperative to upgrade your OS the day Apple pushes it out of the door.

Note that Catalina will kill other apps that you may be clinging on to - my copy of Photoshop (CS3) will die. As will Aperture. I care less for Photoshop than I do for Aperture - I use Affinity Photo & Designer now instead of the Adobe products. Losing Aperture is a pain, as a lot of my edits will not transition to Photos, nor will they be supported by other similar apps.

I may well virtualise this Mac if other applications I use pressure the need to move to Catalina. However, I won’t be upgrading on day 1. I expect to be rocking Mojave well into the 2020.

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grantsymon

11 Jun 2019, 4:56 pm

On 11 Jun 2019, 11:13 am, Paul wrote:

Losing Aperture is a pain, as a lot of my edits will not transition to Photos, nor will they be supported by other similar apps.

I may well virtualise this Mac if other applications I use pressure the need to move to Catalina. However, I won’t be upgrading on day 1. I expect to be rocking Mojave well into the 2020.

Paul, you may have heard of RAW Power, which is produced by the former lead of Aperture, Nik Bhatt. It’s very similar in style and with Apple having announced that Aperture will not run in 10.15, he’s thinking about introducing DAM features into RAW Power, due to continued and numerous demand from stubborn Aperture users (for me, it remains easily the best DAM). Maybe worth adding your voice?

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As for your libraries … I’m keeping mine in Aperture format, but of course, for viewing on 10.15, we can always duplicate, then convert them to Photos. It’s a useful half-way house.

(Still can barely believe Apple screwed pro photographers so ruthlessly, by dumping Aperture. I find it amusing that they’re back trying to promote the ‘pro’ stuff again, for video. No way I’d ever, ever trust them again for ‘pro’ software. Thousands of hours down the drain.)

Grant