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Re: Finale and Mac OS Mojave

Postby miker » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:45 pm

Thanks, Vaughn!

No, I don't need it. I just liked having it for testing purposes.
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Re: Finale and Mac OS Mojave

Postby gogreen » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:20 pm

Finale 25.5 seems glitchy, more so than usual, in Mojave. For one thing, Finale script windows now don't close after a script runs, even though "Give focus back to doc window after running script" is checked. In addition, Finale now crashes occasionally with Option-Command-U (to bring up Audio Units Banks & Effects).
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Re: Finale and Mac OS Mojave

Postby Vaughan » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:43 am

Both problems have been reported long before the advent of Mojave. I wonder if it’s been fixed in v26.
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Re: Finale and Mac OS Mojave

Postby BuonTempi » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:12 pm

Some interesting news with regard to Finale's compatibility on MacOS: it is often claimed (without evidence) that "Apple deliberately changes things so that old apps break".

However, a recent blog post has uncovered hundreds of exceptional "compatibility fixes" in MacOS for older versions of particular apps, in order to keep them working. Finale is included in the list.

In order words, MacOS contains code that says "If it's Finale version less than X, do this special thing to help it out".

https://worthdoingbadly.com/appkitcompat/

So, whatever problems there may be with old versions of Finale on newer OSes, Apple is certainly doing what it can to keep Finale running.
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Re: Finale and Mac OS Mojave

Postby MikeHalloran » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:54 am

miker wrote:...
When Migration Assistant installed from my Time Machine backup, it didn't even bring over the 2014.5 version...


When I installed Mojave onto my test drive, I used Migration Assistant and it pulled 2014.5 over. It and PM open and run as they did in High Sierra and Sierra for me—with the same issues.

Finale before 25.4.1 will not install in Mojave or High Sierra.

OT: Office 2008 doesn’t install past Yosemite but also runs in OS 10.14 if pulled over. Office 2011 installs after you get past the warning that says it won’t. I test these things.
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Re: Finale and Mac OS Mojave

Postby MikeHalloran » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:07 am

BuonTempi wrote:Some interesting news with regard to Finale's compatibility on MacOS: it is often claimed (without evidence) that "Apple deliberately changes things so that old apps break".

However, a recent blog post has uncovered hundreds of exceptional "compatibility fixes" in MacOS for older versions of particular apps, in order to keep them working. Finale is included in the list.

In order words, MacOS contains code that says "If it's Finale version less than X, do this special thing to help it out".

https://worthdoingbadly.com/appkitcompat/

So, whatever problems there may be with old versions of Finale on newer OSes, Apple is certainly doing what it can to keep Finale running.

Way cool. Thanks for the heads-up.
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