Software compatibility

mkwilson68

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Aug 6, 2003
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Hi all
Is anyone out there running dev versions of Tiger at the moment? If so, I'd like to know if there have been any issues running existing app's in Tiger successfully. In particular, I'd like to know if the Macromedia and Adobe CS app's run ok.

I'm keen to move to Tiger asap to get access to improved Mail and search in particular, but am nervous of problems with key app's (particularly Macromedia's).

Any info gratefully received.
Thanks!
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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As long as developers have used the public APIs they will be fine. Adobe and Macromedia apps should be OK (although I have not tested them). Any apps that use undocumented (or private) APIs may well brake. Various system level hacks may well break as well.
 

mkwilson68

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Aug 6, 2003
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Thanks - I know they *should* be ok, but Macromedia in particular are notorious for flaky software. For example, changing the page size in Page Setup in Fireworks often throws up a dialogue relating to an internal process (something to do with animation settings). This should be a standard call to a standard Apple API I would have thought, but something weird is going on in there, so that's why they make me nervous.

I really want to upgrade though - I'm sick of Mail's inadequacies in particular but I hear the new version is substantially improved. Plus Spotlight and Automator will make a real difference on a daily basis.
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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mkwilson68 said:
Thanks - I know they *should* be ok, but Macromedia in particular are notorious for flaky software. For example, changing the page size in Page Setup in Fireworks often throws up a dialogue relating to an internal process (something to do with animation settings). This should be a standard call to a standard Apple API I would have thought, but something weird is going on in there, so that's why they make me nervous.

I really want to upgrade though - I'm sick of Mail's inadequacies in particular but I hear the new version is substantially improved. Plus Spotlight and Automator will make a real difference on a daily basis.
If you have access to (or can afford to buy) a spare external firewire drive then install onto that first and try it. Otherwise wait a week and see I suppose.
 
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