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Minimum required OSX version for V19

Hello BricsCAD (Mac) users,

I would like your opinion about the minimum required OS X version for BricsCAD (Mac) V19.

For BricsCAD (Mac) V18 the minimum required OS X version is Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
For V19 we will increase this minimum requirement and drop support for OS X 10.10.
We are considering to go further and drop two versions at once. OS X 10.11 would be dropped too and 10.12 would become the minimum requirement.
For BricsCAD(Mac) V19 10.12, 10.13 and upcoming 10.14 would be supported.
The idea of dropping two versions at once comes from having investigated the OSX versions mentioned in our support requests. The vast majority of our users seems to be using the most recent OSX version. We think supporting the 3 latest OS X versions is enough.

So in V19 we will drop support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Is everybody ok with also dropping support for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan?

Regards
Tijs

Comments

  • I think that is ok.

    Opposed to Windows, on Mac there is generally no option to run
    older Software in newer macOS or newer Software on legacy macOSs
    as updates often include substantial changes and abandonment of
    legacy without mercy.
    On Mac you basically have no other choice than keeping your macOS
    current (which is easy(*)) and also regularly upgrade all your Software.

    (*) requires also to upgrade hardware but that can held up to 5-8 years.
    While upgrading Pro Hardware is not that easy if you watch their current
    offers.

    The only option to escape upgrade madness would be to stick with all 3,
    OS, Software and Hardware (by eBay or VMs)
    Not recommended in a professional use case.

    So if decreasing compatibility will lead to less bugs because of easier
    maintenance, higher stability and speed by better support, I think that
    would be a good thing.
    If there is still the option to alternativelyaccess and use older Bricscad
    Versions even if you buy into a new V19.

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