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sagov
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Re: macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility

Postby sagov » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:13 pm

Any predictions about approximate timetable for resolving this?
Months,years???

onlyleura
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Re: macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility

Postby onlyleura » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:07 pm

Here's my layman's interpretation of the situation. I might be completely wrong here, but I've been in the software engineering trade since the Macintosh came out in 1984. My long history with operating systems, team engineering of retail software, and the constant race to keep up to date means I know the struggle is real. Apple is at the root of all of this, obviously. The changes they make to security systems in macOS with every single major release is just something software vendors have to cope with. When you're dependent on a platform, that platform's progress necessarily becomes part of your plan, whether you like it or not. It just comes with the territory. With Catalina, specifically, Apple made sure developers knew about the new requirements WELL in advance of the release, and developers have had betas to code against for a long time (how long, I don't know exactly, because I am not a developer in the Beta program for macOS... but I do know how the schedules generally work). Some vendors have the resources and man-power to crank out the necessary updates in a more-or-less timely fashion, and some do not. My personal assessment of what has happened here (and again, I might be wrong) is that the acquisition of FXpansion by ROLI in 2016 caused a small HR quake in the orgs, and some people were lost in the aftermath, either by attrition or consolidation. Most merges of tech companies are like that. There is always a little functional overlap, and redundancies are costly fat that needs to be trimmed from the meat. So I think it's been a little tough for the ROLI/FXpansion dev teams to take care of their products as they normally would, plus have to overcome the challenges of a new OS that slaps brand new roles and rules on the software's ability to access various parts of the system. They probably just weren't up to the task. I think they're really doing the best they can, though. I also wouldn't be entirely surprised if there are some peculiarities of the code bases for the FXpansion products that threw a spanner in the works, and that there were more technical hurdles to jump before the race could be run all the way to the finish line. Good luck to them, and good luck to all the BFD owners and lovers out there!

tuckermix
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Re: macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility

Postby tuckermix » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:38 pm

Too bad so sad... hurry the f up! ;-)

firetiger78
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Re: macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility

Postby firetiger78 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:16 pm

Hi
I am one of the ones who have already upgraded to macOS Catalina. At first I didn't have any issues with BFD2, but then upgraded my RAM from 16GB to 32GB. Now I have lost the use of BFD2 which is fucking frustrating. Im wondering... All the work on trying to make BFD3 compatible seem only to be benefiting BFD3 users, Is there going to be any help in the way of BFD2???.

Lawrence_fx
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Re: macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility

Postby Lawrence_fx » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:31 pm

Thanks again all for your continued patience. We're continuing to work through these updates and will be releasing a public beta update of the BFD3 application as soon as it's ready - we'll let you know as soon as this is available.

Since we began work to update installers and applications to introduce support for macOS Catalina last year, we encountered issues that required additional development work to resolve; something that we're still working to finalise. We appreciate that this has caused delays that have taken longer than expected to resolve, and are doing everything we can to release updates as quickly as possible; we want to ensure that the update we release is as stable as possible, rather than rushing to release something, and we'd like to thank you for your understanding.

We'll keep you up to date with any more information we have, and will let you know as soon as any updates are available, either to the BFD3 application itself, the Core Library or the Expansions. We really appreciate your continued support, and are looking forward to releasing these updates to allow you to continue to integrate BFD3 into your workflow and productions.

Lawrence_fx
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Re: macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility

Postby Lawrence_fx » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:37 pm

firetiger78 wrote:Hi
I am one of the ones who have already upgraded to macOS Catalina. At first I didn't have any issues with BFD2, but then upgraded my RAM from 16GB to 32GB. Now I have lost the use of BFD2 which is fucking frustrating. Im wondering... All the work on trying to make BFD3 compatible seem only to be benefiting BFD3 users, Is there going to be any help in the way of BFD2???.


Hi there,

Given the amount of work required to update BFD3, the BFD3 Core Library and the BFD Expansion range to support macOS Catalina, it isn't possible for us to support BFD2 simultaneously. Unfortunately BFD2 is a legacy product and won't be receiving any further updates or support to ensure continued compatibility. As a BFD2 licence holder, you're entitled to a discounted upgrade to BFD3, which is receiving ongoing support - we'd recommend upgrading to ensure continued compatibility, in particular with the work that we're looking to complete as soon as possible for macOS Catalina.

williambogard
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Re: macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility

Postby williambogard » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:33 am

yes. but such a long wait.


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