Will Apple's new APFS...?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by 1071318, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. 1071318 macrumors 6502a

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    Will Apple's new APFS break audio plug-ins for DAW programs such as Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools, etc...?
     
  2. 1071318 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you certain of this?
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

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    You can expect that audio apps will need updates to work with 10.13, regardless of the filesystem on the disk. This is especially true for Pro Tools.
     
  4. 1071318 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am specifically speaking of plug-ins, as there are literally thousands of them. I cannot imagine all of these devs are going to update all of their plug-ins. This is something that could take years. That is why I am wondering if the APFS will inherently break plug-ins or whether they will still work...
     
  5. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    The file system structure really doesn't affect if an app will run or not. What determines if an app will run is if there are any major changes to the operating system. Most apps, and that includes plug-ins, will need to be updated for full compatibility.

    The major issue will be if an app/plug-in is 32bit or 64bit. Apple plans on eliminating support for 32bit programs next year.
     
  6. Crisis macrumors member

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    You should learn more about what a file system really is. It doesn't affect applications. In fact, applications don't know what file systems they are running on.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    OP wrote:
    "That is why I am wondering if the APFS will inherently break plug-ins or whether they will still work..."

    The only way you're going to KNOW this is to install APFS and test the plugins you use....
     
  8. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    The new APFS is not likely to cause incompatibility issues with anything other than utilities that directly make use of the filesystem. (stuff like iDefrag, DiskWarrior, TechTool Pro, etc..)
     

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