Leopard Software Compatibility Checklist

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mudaudio, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. mudaudio macrumors member

    May 15, 2007

    This is my first new thread, I hope it's a good'un! (Sorry if this has been covered in the forum, I did search around for quite a while, both on here and on Google)

    Now Leopard is nearing release, I need to decide if I should upgrade immediately or wait. The key consideration is a number of critical programs I need to run my business.

    I just wondered if any kind souls out there with experience using Leopard could comment on whether the following apps will run ok on Leopard?

    Or, is it sensible to wait until the software vendors make their apps 'officially' compatible with updates?

    I've been using macs for several years now but this is the first time I've upgraded an OS, and really, really need to maintain a stable system for business use. Coming from a Windows background, I know what a nightmare an OS upgrade can be.

    -- I also thought stating a thread dedicated to this topic may also help others, so feel free to add apps not listed here ---

    My apps of interest are:

    - Ableton live 6
    - Bias Sound Soap
    - Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
    - Macromedia Fireworks 8
    - Microsoft Office 2004
    - Toast 8 Titanium
    - Transmit 3
    - Virus Barrier X4
    - Podcast Maker

    I'm particularly interested in the Macromedia apps, as I haven't seen any updates in a long time, so I wonder if Adobe will even bother. Losing these apps is a dealbreaker for me and Leopard coz I can't afford the UK prices for CS3. They are already slow in Tiger (using Rosetta) so is this going to get worse, or maybe better?

    Many many thanks. Any help, or direction to other threads that may help, would be much appreciated and really help me and my business!

    Thanks again, Chris :)
  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Honestly, I would wait a week after its released and see what reactions people have. How well or even if an app works changes between seeds.

    I like to have the newest toys fresh from the factory, so I will upgrade on day one. However, for my girlfriends laptop I will wait a week or 2 before upgrading. I want it to work perfectly for her, with no hitches. (Hence the reason i moved her over to a Mac in the first place)

    I work in a very Mac heavy shop, very few people will be moving over to Leopard in the first week, but most will move to it within 2 weeks of release. Everyone else will wait a month or maybe more.

    Wow, I got way off track ... anyway, if there are any apps that I can download (legally) for free, I will be happy to "have them tested" :D
  3. mudaudio thread starter macrumors member

    May 15, 2007
    cheers for your thoughts /dev/toaster,

    i'll definitely give it a couple of weeks after launch. i'll bump this thread after its released and hopefully some peeps will be able to test things out for us!
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    I've waited long enough .. :mad:

    I'll dive in on day one, for better or for worse .. :eek:
  5. mudaudio thread starter macrumors member

    May 15, 2007
    I'd like to, certainly.

    My quandry has deepened now with the news bootcamp will expire. Arrgh. So now I have to choose - lose sound forge (a critical app for me), or keep it and risk buying an OS where I know little about what it will do to my mac software.

    I know bootcamp is a beta, I shouldn't be using it for commercial use etc. but I have been very nicely upto now. I know Apple want to make money from the feature, but they could have given us a little time to transition over!

    Is there nobody who knows, at the very least, how Dreamweaver/Fireworks 8 will run on Leopard?

  6. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    I want to know if aperture will still run in leopard, because i know in the in 499 it would not open. I hope they fix that, i dont feel like having to buy aperture 2 just yet.
  7. Pierce macrumors newbie


    Oct 2, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    So does anyone know if Adobe CS3 will be compatible with Leopard?

    I am purchasing a 2.8 24inch iMac for my house (use one at work) and wanted to wait for Leopard to arrive. However I am a bit concerned that I will have compatibility issues.
  8. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Shouldn't do, and if there are issues you can be sure either Adobe or Apple will patch (depending on whos at fault) as soon as possible. You forget that CS3 is one of the major applications on the Mac.
  9. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    And so I direct you to this thread.

    Bootcamp Assistant 1.4 (the latest one) expires on 1/1/08. That means that a) it's only the Assistant that ceases to function - you will still be able to run Windows and b) I'd imagine that 2 months (really it's 3 months from now) is enough time to transition over.

    A possible/probable c) is the speculation than BC 2.0 will be available from Apple for a fee (around ~$30, perhaps) similar to the way Apple marketed the iChat AV Beta for Jaguar (10.2) users.
  10. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    You say that like Adobe got intel-native versions of their Apps out as soon as apple announced universal binaries. You forget that CS3 was released in Spring of 2007 and intel Macs were announced June of 2005. That's not exactly "as soon as possible" now is it?
  11. MooseDPM macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    CS3: confirmed working on 9a527

    toast also works
    so does reason 4

    I'm having a bitch of a time with Azureus. It crashes my computer everytime it's up.
  12. mudaudio thread starter macrumors member

    May 15, 2007
    thanks; that is good news! :)

    As for dreamweaver, I fear I'm going to have to save up for CS3. those hefty UK prices mean it may take a while!

    thanks for the other comments too, good to hear toast's working.
  13. mudaudio thread starter macrumors member

    May 15, 2007
    Following my first post, I've checked with software suppliers etc. and here is the latest:

    - Ableton live 6: no issues found by ableton support;
    - Bias Sound Soap: support haven't tested at all yet (so not sure), check back soon
    - Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 :not supported may / may not run
    - Macromedia Fireworks 8: not supported may / may not run
    - Microsoft Office 2004: heard that it runs ok, but not tested and no official word
    - Toast 8 Titanium: heard that it runs, no official word
    - Transmit 3: update for leopard should be here within days
    - Virus Barrier X4: support say all products compatible
    - Podcast Maker: support say it's leopard ready
    - Little snitch: next version 2 (in beta) is leopard ready.
    - Direct Mail: awaiting response from support.
  14. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    Ableton 5 working fine here from what I can see.

    Adobe Acrobat 7 no longer prints PDFs from Quark, Word or anything else.

    Shrook doesn't work at all.

    Not tried Azureus, VLC, or printing with my HP printer yet.

    Acrobat 7 means I will not be installing Leopard on my main drive. Bit of a bugger really, but maybe I can persuade work to get Version 8 when it's made compatible with Leopard... in January...
  15. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    I'm having a bit of a problem with Toast 8 on Leopard. A few times it just closed down .. :mad:
  16. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    There is a difference between patching and releasing a whole new version isn't there.
  17. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    I dived in on day one! For the better! :)
  18. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    Aperture is working fine for me. I did an Archive & Install.
  19. elvirav macrumors member


    Jun 29, 2006
    California, off and on.
    Thanks for the information about Dreamweaver 8. I wasn't planning on moving to Leopard as my "main" OS for a while, and this cinches it. Though, because I just got a new Mac Mini, I'm getting the Up-to-Date upgrade, and will install it on some partition or another on my Mac! :D
  20. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    I also dived in, one small problem (see earlier post) but generally well pleased .. :cool:
  21. mudaudio thread starter macrumors member

    May 15, 2007
    Unless I've missed another post (I did check many times as I'm desperate for DW8 to work too!), please note I said dreamweaver 8 IS NOT officially supported, and MAY OR MAY NOT work. the jury is officially still out.

    So please, don't jump in on my advice, which isn't in any way 100%

    thanks for the other posts. Dreamweaver and Fireworks are now my only big doubts :)

    edit- ahh you mean cinches it in that you will wait!! sorry, silly me!!
  22. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

    psycho bob

    Oct 25, 2003
    Leeds, England
    Can anyone get any P2P or torrent software to work? I've tried Transmission, Tomato Torrent and Azureus but none will work correctly. Connection is fine and a 10.4 machine still does what it should but 10.5 machines will not.
  23. nickhell macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
  24. nickhell macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    Speed download doesn´t integrate to contextual menu. The fix provided by yazsoft doesn´t work on me.
  25. Airforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    BitTyrant working fine here.

    Microsoft Office 2008 seemed like it wasn't going to work at first after I upgraded to 10.5(It wouldn't start up), but now it is fine.

    Toast Titanium just seems to bounce....so having problems with it. Similar to what Office 2008 did, but it hasn't fixed itself yet.

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