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Hauptwerk v4.2.1 OS X 'El Capitan' 10.11 beta compatibility

PostFri Jul 10, 2015 4:42 am

Apple released a public beta version of their forthcoming OS X 10.11 'El Capitan' version today.

Just a brief note to say that the current version of Hauptwerk (v4.2.1) is not compatible with it in the following respects:

- Hauptwerk's installer can't be run, since OS X no longer supports the version of Java that the v4.2.1 installer requires. Hence it isn't possible to install Hauptwerk v4.2.1 on OS X 10.11.

- The driver for the Hauptwerk USB key also can't be installed, so Hauptwerk can't run in licensed mode.

- (Also note that some audio/MIDI interface drivers aren't yet compatible with OS X 10.11.)

(In other respects Hauptwerk v4.2.1 works fully with OS X 10.11 and performs as well as previous OS X versions.)

Hence please don't install the beta version of OS X 10.11 yet if you want to use Hauptwerk on it. We'll be adding support for OS X 10.11 in its final public version with a Hauptwerk v4.2.2 patch later (hopefully in time for OS X 10.11's public release, assuming the necessary third-party components are available for supporting it, such as an updated version of the USB key driver).
Best regards, Martin.
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Re: Hauptwerk v4.2.1 OS X 'El Capitan' 10.11 beta compatibil

PostSun Oct 25, 2015 11:13 pm

A new version of Hauptwerk is not required in order to have compatibility with Apple's final release of OS X 10.11 'El Capitan' (due to Apple's re-introduction of the necessary version of Java).

We now fully support Hauptwerk v4.2.1 on OS X 10.11.1+.

Please note the following:

- A newer version of the driver for the Hauptwerk USB key is needed. Our main downloads page has been updated with that new version:

- If OS X Gatekeeper is enabled (as it is by default), it's necessary to right-click on the USB key driver installer and select 'Open ...' in order to launch it.

- As for other recent OS X versions, Apple's 'Java for OS X' needs to be installed in order for the Hauptwerk installer to be able to launch. OS X will prompt to that effect automatically if needed and show a link to the necessary download page. This is a direct link to the current version of Apple's Java for OS X (which now includes support for OS X 10.11): .

- OS X 10.11 isn't shown as the operating system version in the Hauptwerk log, or mentioned in the version of the Hauptwerk user guide that's installed by Hauptwerk v4.2.1. (However, we do now support it fully.)

- There are some very minor cosmetic issues with the appearance/layout of various screens, including some text on push-buttons that's misaligned slightly. However, none of these have any impact on using Hauptwerk.

- (Some audio/MIDI interface drivers might not yet be compatible with OS X 10.11; please check on their manufacturers' websites.)

We found no functional or performance issues with Hauptwerk itself; everything appears to work properly and perform as well as it did on OS X 10.10.
Brett Milan


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