Soundminer, 64bit and Apple's next OS

 

If you see this, here is why…

If you're running macOS 10.13.4 or later, starting April 12 at midnight local time, if and when you launch a 32-bit application, you'll get this notification above. You'll only ever get the notification once — the first time you launch the 32-bit app.  Apple is beginning to warn users that it plans to stop supporting 32 bit altogether, likely by the next OS.


We’ve been hard at work porting code to 64bit for significant release before the next major Mac OS update which is expected in the fall of 2018.  Soundminer desktop products, however, are still 32bit applications and for some valid reasons: Up until now there hasn’t been a real need for 64 bit because Soundminer doesn’t need or use much memory for instance, and it allowed the use of legacy plugins and older file formats that 64bit will no longer support.  And so our plan is to meet the coming Apple OS change with a 64 bit set of applications as soon as we can. Moving to 64bit isn’t a simple toggle of a switch however. It will necessitate some significant work but we plan to have some great new additions even if we have to say goodbye to those legacy provisions (be advised any of you with older plugins and SD2 files!)