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After watching that Apple is going to launch a lot of changes for the new release of MACOS in the fall, it should be time to upgrade to a 64 bit version.
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Re: I suspect a 64bit version is going to be necessary soon of WC.
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 03:14:02 AM »
Fortunately, WeatherCat has a 64-bit product with version 3.0. Many of us have been using it successfully since its release in March 2018. The latest release of the software is 64-bit version 3.04 build 91, which was released in January of this year. I agree with Weatheraardvark; it is, indeed, time to upgrade.
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Re: I suspect a 64bit version is going to be necessary soon of WC.
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 03:51:27 AM »
from what I have read there are a lot of changes coming to the operating system MacOS Catalina  and it won't support 32 bit.  Yeah,  we don't need to upgrade, but  looking about, Davis Instruments has got off the wagon, and having their data be on their weatherlinklive site, and no longer updating their desktop version.   There is little software out that support Macs with weather. Time to upgrade,https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-wwdc-2019-ios-13-dark-mode-mac-pro-macos-10-15-and-everything-apple-just-announced/
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Re: I suspect a 64bit version is going to be necessary soon of WC.
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 02:55:57 PM »
from what I have read ....


Now available on the Apple Events page for those who didn't have time to watch the 2.5 hour presentation live: http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2019


BTW, got a kick out of the Apple note accompanying the developer download of new iPadOS 13 beta:


"[This version is intended exclusively for software developers...] Important Note for Thrill Seekers: If you're interested in living on the edge and trying out the the great new features in iPadOS 13, we strongly advise waiting for the many bug fixes and refinements coming to the public beta next month." They know from past experience it takes about a nanosecond for the mobile developer versions to show up on the torrents.   >:(


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Re: I suspect a 64bit version is going to be necessary soon of WC.
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 04:53:02 PM »
And Stu et al. will have to comply with the Catalina's new software notarization requirement. Thought I worked around it on my test mule but then the entire OS locked up. There's a lot of under-the-hood changes here which will have to be sorted out before the public beta can even be released.


I bet you one thing, the adoption rate of Catalina isn't going to be nearly what it was for Mojave for the first many months, so you won't hear Cook broadcasting that statistic a year from now at the next WWDC. This notarization processs applies to apps as well as installers. The process is not particularly onerous but past history has shown there will be a ton of developers, large and small, who will wait until the 11th hour and/or just feign ignorance of the requirement.


Of course, we won't see that here.

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Re: I suspect a 64bit version is going to be necessary soon of WC.
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 05:07:59 PM »
there are a lot of changes with the new os.   I am guessing a lot of  OMG it doesn't work and a flurry of fixes and patches.   Yet..  the future of weather software for the mac needs to be protected.  My wife has an iphone 7 and we have ignored a lot of the updates to the ios.  eventually it either stops working or auto loads the new stuff.  then it works.

She is going to need a new iphone,  I am going to try to have her replace it in the fall.

I did D/L the 3.04 version  , so I am caught up from 2.44.   But yes,  the 64 bit version requirement is going to screw with a lot of software. IF I were a developer, I'd have it ready to go in August, but then I am a lowly peon.
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Re: I suspect a 64bit version is going to be necessary soon of WC.
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 06:05:39 PM »
You are not a "lowly peon"! If it weren't for you, there would be no developers! You are what is most important in any business; the customer! [cheer]

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Re: I suspect a 64bit version is going to be necessary soon of WC.
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 07:13:50 PM »
You are not a "lowly peon"! If it weren't for you, there would be no developers! You are what is most important in any business; the customer! [cheer]

I am joking, I am a high peon, my dog peons everything..
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Companies who fail to learn from history . . . (Re: 64bit version)
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 11:54:36 PM »
Dear Weatheraardvark, Blick, Felix, X-Air, and WeatherCat technology observers,

. . . . .
I bet you one thing, the adoption rate of Catalina isn't going to be nearly what it was for Mojave for the first many months, so you won't hear Cook broadcasting that statistic a year from now at the next WWDC.
. . . .

You make a point Felix that goes deeper than I fear Apple realizes.  Microsoft ended up with all sorts of security headaches by making the transitions between various versions of Windows too painful.  The typical user couldn't handle the migration and was going to lose too much old software they depended upon.

Apple should look carefully at the difficulties that Microsoft had and try to smooth the transition as much as possible.  I think Apple is being really stupid in insisting that users abandon all their 32-bit software.  If Wine (Crossover) can run most Windows software on MacOS (and LiNUX), it just wouldn't be that difficult to create some sort of emulation software that would support the old 32-bit applications.  Just that software sweetener alone could greatly speed up the adoption of Catalina.

Apple isn't an adolescent tech company anymore.  It is a business titan by any standards and needs to grow up on one essential point: keeping your customers satisfied is the most important goal of a business.  Every time a company has lost sight of that, from IBM to GM, eventually they would tumble.  Can Apple learn from the mistakes of other giant corporations?  I sure would like to hope so but thus far Apple management doesn't seem to be maturing.

Oh well, . . . . Edouard

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Re: I suspect a 64bit version is going to be necessary soon of WC.
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 12:05:00 AM »
I have noticed that quite a few 32bit applications have gone to a cloud/web based operation instead of something put into machines.  However, those developers who are making a living doing software have a choice , abandon apple or go 32 bit... or find a real job.  Sorry.

Should I still be living, I will go with the herd
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