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macOS Catalina compatibility
« on: October 08, 2019, 04:46:37 PM »
Did someone checked the compatibility between Weathercat and macOS Catalina?

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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 07:23:08 PM »
First things first: Welcome casabastiano!

I cannot answer your question, because my machine running WeatherCat is only capable to run HighSierra.  :-[ So wait for the brave ones that dare to update - and their reports.  :)
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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 08:31:31 PM »
Welcome AboaRd, casabastiano!

WeatherCat is already a 64 bit app. Some have reported that there may be 32 bit code in some of its auxiliary code, however. I'm sure by the time I install Catalina macOS 10.15 (sometime next year), we will know for sure.

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How much to do you depend on WeatherCat? (Re: macOS Catalina compatibility)
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 11:17:45 PM »
Dear casabastiano, Reinhard, X-Air, and WeatherCat faithful,

By all means,
welcome to the WeatherCat forum!  :)

Did someone checked the compatibility between Weathercat and macOS Catalina?

WeatherCat should be ready for Catalina.  Alas, we haven't gotten any reports from someone running the public beta of Catalina testing WeatherCat and giving it the all-clear.  Since there could be any number of unexpected glitches that would nonetheless be very painful, I would recommend not upgrading on any computer that you truly depend on or if your WeatherCat data collection is very important to you.

On the other hand, if anybody has a available computer that can be ungraded to Catalina and could be used to make a test run of WeatherCat - by all means please do!

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 11:27:54 PM »
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I would recommend not upgrading on any computer that you truly depend on or if your WeatherCat data collection is very important to you.
Absolutely! I've tried watching cat video on my iPhone, never again!! I am definitely waiting until it is completely possible on Catalina macOS 10.15 before updating!! [cheer] ThU5:-) cmu:-)

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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 07:38:59 AM »
I would wait that developer answers to this question, but where is he? Is he alright? Does anyone know is the developing of Weathercat still going on?

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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 10:20:46 AM »
I would wait that developer answers to this question, but where is he? Is he alright? Does anyone know is the developing of Weathercat still going on?
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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 02:13:43 PM »
I've been running Catalina for the last three days. No problems with WeatherCat.

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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2019, 03:13:55 PM »
Thanks Hugh! And I'm impressed with your courage! Although I might not want to ride with you while you are driving...  :P cmu:-)

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Our fearless leader harried but present. (Re: macOS Catalina compatibility)
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 06:52:04 PM »
Dear WeatherCat faithful,

I would wait that developer answers to this question, but where is he? Is he alright? Does anyone know is the developing of Weathercat still going on?

Stu is desperately overworked with his day-job, but he is still around.  His last posting is here:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=3025.0

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2019, 05:18:25 PM »
Working fine here, but I don't have a lot of background stuff running.  I also have Norton 360 and with that WC works.   

I suggest doing a clean install, that is clean out all junk running inthe background before you take the leap.   Really, though, I can't see a lot of change with Catalina like I did with Mojave.  Sure they split iTunes up into  3 apps but  I just don''t see an improvement.

Perhaps later stuff will come  along and this is the platform.   My biggest angst is that my scanner program for my all in one, doesn't work and the software comapny is being a dick about it.   but I willl find a solution.
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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2019, 05:46:12 PM »
My biggest angst is that my scanner program for my all in one, doesn't work and the software comapny is being a dick about it.   but I willl find a solution.

It must be Fujitsu. I have the ScanSnap S1500M, and I had to fool the printer into thinking it was a newer model last year for Mojave to work. Since it is 32 bit, and Fujitsu said they aren't updating old software, a perfectly good $400 scanner would be a door stop.

ScanSnap is my only 32 bit application, so I am testing ViewScan and ExactScan as a replacement. Expensive at around $100, but a lot cheaper than a new scanner! Good luck!

I converted my laptop to Catalina yesterday without any problems. I'll be holding off on the iMac.
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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2019, 11:34:53 PM »
Thanks for the Catalina reports. I'm holding off here. Going to buy a new iMac this fall and will just wait until then to move WeatherCat over.
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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2019, 03:50:06 PM »
I received an email from Houdah Software this morning, with an interesting comment:
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"MacOS Catalina also stands out as a release that adds few new features. It appears that for once this upgrade has removed or broken more features than it adds. Unless you need the new features and have the hardware that these require, there is no pressing need to upgrade."


And this might prove problematic. I use Alfred for my Spotlight substitute, so I'll have to look to see if they have a similar concern.
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"HoudahSpot 5.0.10 has been updated to work with macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Catalina, however, does add a significant restriction. It no longer allows third-party applications to use the Spotlight index for searching Apple Mail messages. Even after you grant Full Disk Access to HoudahSpot, it will not be allowed to search your mail messages."

I'm not in any rush to upgrade...
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Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2019, 07:52:08 PM »
Steve, which Houdah product are you using?
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