macOS 13 Ventura and the viewer

Geir Nøklebye

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I have had the chance of testing the Dayturn viewer on the early beta of the next version of macOS; version 13 with the codename Ventura.

It generally looks good running with Rosetta 2 translation on a Mac mini with M1 processor. It even seemed to run a tad faster but the function for VSYNC did not work quite as expected (it did something, but did not lower the frame rate to the refresh of the monitor).

One caveat with Ventura is that it shortens the list of Intel based Macs supported, narrowing it down to the following machines:
  • 2017 iMac/iMac Pro and later
  • 2018 MacBook Air and later
  • 2017 MacBook Pro and later
  • 2019 Mac Pro and later
  • 2018 Mac mini and later
  • 2017 MacBook and later
  • 2022 Mac Studio and later
...even sending the machine I used for development to the pastures of security upgrades only.

It shall be noted that during the beta period a number of issues can crop up as Apple revise the code, and the viewer code also needs to build on Xcode 14, but the first impression looks good!
 

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