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Oliver Peters
Catalina - check 32-bit
on Jul 26, 2019 at 2:11:47 pm

For those planning to update to Catalina when it becomes available,, double-check your 32-bit application status.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436

You'll actually find that quite a lot of apps are still 32-bit and these may quit working after you update. I ran a check and many of the uninstaller apps supplied by software developers are still 32-bit. Older versions of Office apps. The player utilities supplied by AJA. Just a few examples.

- Oliver

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John Rofrano
Re: Catalina - check 32-bit
on Jul 31, 2019 at 11:13:00 am

Great advice. I've been checking my 32-bit apps and I'm amazed that after 10 years of OS X supporting 64-bit (Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was the last OS that was 32-bit only back in June 2009 ) there are still relatively new apps that are 32-bit. What are developers thinking? There will be a lot of breakage when Catalina arrives. ☹ (...not sure I'm moving to it)

~jr

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Chuck Reti
Re: Catalina - check 32-bit
on Sep 3, 2019 at 10:17:17 pm

Besides the obvious check for 32-bit applications, there are codecs and plug-ins in 32-bit code that will also no longer function with Catalina and beyond.
Another good utility to check compatibility is 32 Bit Check from Howard Oakley's terrific Eclectic Light Company site,
https://eclecticlight.co/32-bitcheck-archichect/
Explore the site for many informative Mac-related articles, and dozens of very useful utility programs.

Chuck Reti
Detroit MI


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Zachary Kinney
Re: Catalina - check 32-bit
on Sep 9, 2019 at 7:46:49 pm

I really think Catalina is going to have one of the slowest adoption rates of any MacOS in recent history, at least amongst A/V professionals. Maybe if Apple made Quicktime X a professional application, I might have a better feeling about it, but I personally won't be upgrading for a long time.


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John Rofrano
Re: Catalina - check 32-bit
on Sep 17, 2019 at 2:41:56 pm

[Zachary Kinney] "I really think Catalina is going to have one of the slowest adoption rates of any MacOS in recent history, at least amongst A/V professionals."
+1

The same for audio professionals. I've received emails from Native Instruments and GForce Software that their audio instruments and plugins are not compatible yet so do not update. I'm sure more emails are on their way.

Any professional in any industry that updates to Catalina on the first day without first checking that all of the software they rely on to conduct their business is compatible, is a fool. This is a huge code-breaking update.

~jr

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