macOS 10.13 issues
I’m currently using macOS 10.11 [el capitan] and quite old versions of apps:
- Robofont Version 1.7 (built 1605082319),
- Metrics machine 4.0.6 [old standalone app],
- UFOstretch 0.8.5,
- Prepolator 1.0.5 and
- SuperPolator Version 100119_1225b
I’d like to know if all of those work well in 10.13 OS?
RoboFont 1.7 is indeed quite old :) if you can’t upgrade to RF3 yet, I suggest that you at least upgrade to 1.8.4, which is the end-of-the-line for RF1.
I can’t tell you for sure if these versions work on 10.13 without testing… I expect they do. /cc @frederik
what I can say for sure is that the latest versions of all these tools work fine on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher:
(as far as I know the UFOStretch app works fine too, but doesn’t support UFO3 yet – it will be converted into an extension soon)
upgrading can be challenging and costs both time and money… so only you can say when it’s time. I can share my experience as a user:
I upgraded early and yes, the transition was a bit rough (which is to be expected). but two years after the release of RF3, the path has been paved: the tools have been extensively used and tested, and are being continuously improved; there’s plenty of documentation available to assist you in the transition (start here); there are lots of useful new features and tools to benefit from; there are many other RF3 users to share experiences with here on the forum; etc. so, if you can afford it, I encourage you to upgrade to RF3.
I hope this helps… good luck!
many thanks for this - I totally agree with you regarding the transition. I'm really curious what @frederik is gonna say about this issue.
Many thanks Gustavo.
They should all work on 10.13.
None of them are code-signed or notarised, these macOS requirement was set later. It's possible you'll have to right click "Open" the app the first time to provide permission, instead of double click it.