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Will PM6, PM6+ be usable on new (Apple Silicon) Macs?
« on: November 11, 2020, 08:50:30 AM »
Will it run under Rosetta2 ? or does it use some instructions that Rosetta2 can't deal with?


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Re: Will PM6, PM6+ be usable on new (Apple Silicon) Macs?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2020, 05:45:16 PM »
Will it run under Rosetta2 ? or does it use some instructions that Rosetta2 can't deal with?

We're still testing it and there have been some problems that don't appear to be emulation issues but instead are issues where API behavior has changed and is causing Photo Mechanic Plus to crash when the Catalog features are used.

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Re: Will PM6, PM6+ be usable on new (Apple Silicon) Macs?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 10:53:03 AM »
Kirk -

Does your reply insinuate that PM itself works under Rosetta?

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Re: Will PM6, PM6+ be usable on new (Apple Silicon) Macs?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2020, 10:55:04 AM »
Does your reply insinuate that PM itself works under Rosetta?

Rosetta2, yes, in our limited testing so far.  But we haven't certified it nor do we recommend that heavy users of our products switch to a new unproven hardware platform.

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Re: Will PM6, PM6+ be usable on new (Apple Silicon) Macs?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2020, 03:12:28 AM »
Will it run under Rosetta2 ? or does it use some instructions that Rosetta2 can't deal with?

We're still testing it and there have been some problems that don't appear to be emulation issues but instead are issues where API behavior has changed and is causing Photo Mechanic Plus to crash when the Catalog features are used.

-Kirk

Any estimate when PM6+ could be usable on M1, ie. Jan/Feb?

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Re: Will PM6, PM6+ be usable on new (Apple Silicon) Macs?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2020, 06:14:43 AM »
Will it run under Rosetta2 ? or does it use some instructions that Rosetta2 can't deal with?

We're still testing it and there have been some problems that don't appear to be emulation issues but instead are issues where API behavior has changed and is causing Photo Mechanic Plus to crash when the Catalog features are used.

Any estimate when PM6+ could be usable on M1, ie. Jan/Feb?

It's hard to say.  If the current problem is the only problem, then it should be fixed sooner than that.  If the current problem is only the first of many problems, then it could take some time.

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Re: Will PM6, PM6+ be usable on new (Apple Silicon) Macs?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2021, 02:34:02 PM »
Any news on that?

I wanted to buy an Apple Notebook with the new M1 processor in the next couple of weeks...

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