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    Default Snow Leopard compatibility.

    I have just installed a freebee copy of EazyDraw (from Macworld UK disc). It is version 2 and of course they want to then sell you the newer version 3.
    In the readme file it says that ".. versions prior to 3.1.0 will not work on Snow Leopard."
    Is this going to be a problem with many existing programs? In this case the program was free, but if I go to 10.6 will I find lots of programs not working?

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    There are a few applications that don't work in Snow Leopard currently. The ones that I've seen are:

    Bento
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    iStat Menu

    I'm sure others will have noted a few others. Developers have had over a year to work on their applications so that when the 10.6 release comes they *should* all be up to date and work fine after an update by the vendor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutze View Post
    iStat Menus
    We should be ready for 10.6 when it's officially released, if not before.

    Quote Originally Posted by rhb View Post
    Is this going to be a problem with many existing programs? In this case the program was free, but if I go to 10.6 will I find lots of programs not working?
    Generally speaking, no. Most apps should work just fine if they were ok on Leopard. However, each new OS release brings changes to frameworks. A drastic change to an OS X framework can mean all apps that use it will need updating. iStat Menus is the same... there's lots of menu bar apps that will require updating for Snow Leopard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    We should be ready for 10.6 when it's officially released, if not before.
    Sorry Marc, I should have noted that you'd said you were working on this and had an internal beta that was being tested (as you've posted about before) - very sloppy of me to have not mentioned that.

    I'd love to get a list of known apps that don't currently work though.
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    Default [Mega-Merge] Snow Leopard Compatibility Thread

    With 10.6 right around the corner, you may be wondering whether Snow Leopard supports that one app you can't live without. I've compiled a few and figured I'd crowdsource the rest

    If you find SL-compatible apps, post them here!

    Note: please post a link to the announcement or the app's system requirements.

    1Password: Yes
    NetNewsWire: Unsure. 4.0 definitely, 3.2 maybe.
    Parallels: Yes
    Skitch: In development.
    Tweetie: Yes

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    A few that are important to me:

    VMWare Fusion 2.0.5: Yes
    Office 2008 for Mac: Yes
    Aperture 2.1.3: Yes
    Xrite EZcolor 2.6.6: Yes
    iStat Menus: No, but coming soon
    iStat Server: Yes

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    Preference Panes:

    Flip4Mac 2.2.3.7: Yes (32bit)
    Perian 1.1.4: Yes
    Targus 2.0.0b2: Yes (32bit)

    Cheers
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    Confirmed in testing:

    Firefox 3.5: Yes
    Coda: Yes
    NNW 3.2b14: Yes
    Last edited by tcn33; 15th August 2009 at 08:28 AM.

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    Flip4Mac (2.3.0.7 beta with SL compatibility): yes
    1Password (3.0 beta with SL compatibility): yes
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    VERY IMPORTANT

    Medialink: NO
    Cisco VPN Client: NO YES - version 4.9 0180 (not 0100) works in SL 10.6 (THANK HEAVEN!)

    I'm screwed now that these 2 important programs aren't working for me. Can't live life without the VPN!

    What's this bullshit with Cisco not letting you download their VPN clients directly? I mean you use it to access a paid server, so why not? I had to torrent my way through it for something I had a legitimate licence to use, just so I could get the updated version!
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    Quote Originally Posted by incanspyder View Post
    VERY IMPORTANT

    Medialink: NO
    Cisco VPN Client: NO YES - version 4.9 0180 (not 0100) works in SL 10.6 (THANK HEAVEN!)

    I'm screwed now that these 2 important programs aren't working for me. Can't live life without the VPN!

    What's this bullshit with Cisco not letting you download their VPN clients directly? I mean you use it to access a paid server, so why not? I had to torrent my way through it for something I had a legitimate licence to use, just so I could get the updated version!
    I thought someone said that 10.6 has built in support for the Cisco VPN stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by incanspyder View Post
    VERY IMPORTANT

    Medialink: NO
    I am using Medialink in Snow Leopard. Works fine
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    Forklift: No
    Transmit: Yes
    Transmission 1.73: Yes
    Bento 2: Yes, although a bit flaky when restoring from backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pengu View Post
    I thought someone said that 10.6 has built in support for the Cisco VPN stuff?
    Tried it, works just as shit as it did in Leopard. (i.e. not at all)

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanCorp View Post
    I am using Medialink in Snow Leopard. Works fine
    HOW?!?! I see my server except it just says "there are no titles". My firewall is off as well and all settings are same as they worked in 10.5.8
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    Vuze (4.2.0.4): No - the app will run but opening new torrent files produces errors, plus seems not to want to seed existing torrents

    XLD: No - the app will run but files won't encode properly

    Max 0.8.1: No - app will run but won't encode files properly, also the "Formats" section in Preferences does not load properly (therefore cannot select other codecs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by incanspyder View Post
    Tried it, works just as shit as it did in Leopard. (i.e. not at all)
    apparently it does work? i dream of code, How to connect to FIU's Cisco VPN natively in Snow Leopard
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    Quote Originally Posted by incanspyder View Post
    Tried it, works just as shit as it did in Leopard. (i.e. not at all)



    HOW?!?! I see my server except it just says "there are no titles". My firewall is off as well and all settings are same as they worked in 10.5.8
    Sorry mate, your right. I didn't bother to check it until this evening. It is detected, but will not list the folders/files.
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    Can this thread have the original post updated to reflect the contents of all subsequent comments - that way we have one source to read instead of pages to scan through. Pretty please...
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Guardo View Post
    Can this thread have the original post updated to reflect the contents of all subsequent comments - that way we have one source to read instead of pages to scan through. Pretty please...
    this sort of thing would be best served with a wiki.
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    This is my list so far, tested with build 10A432:

    Evernote - yes
    1Password - yes - safari must run in 32bit mode for plugin to work
    Path Finder - yes
    Growl - yes
    Parallels - yes with 32bit kernel only
    Fluid - yes
    iStatMenus - not yet - update coming. Could use iStat non widget instead
    NetNewsWire - yes
    Things - yes
    ExpanDrive - update coming - 2.02 beta is buggy
    MacFuse - yes with 32bit kernel only
    VLC - yes
    KeyWurl - no. REPLACE WITH GLIMMERBLOCKER
    AdBlock - safari must run in 32bit mode - with SIMBL. Working on fix REPLACE WITH GLIMMERBLOCKER
    GlimmerBlocker - yes
    SIMBL - yes - BUT apps must run in 32bit mode for plugin to work enabling SIMBL on Snow Leopard | hackd
    smcFanControl - yes
    Mozy - yes from 1.4
    Perian - workaround see First impressions: 10.6 10A380 Mac OS X Snow Leopard Developer Preview – ProjectDaenney.org
    Visor - yes - BUT Terminal must run in 32bit mode (for SIMBL to work) - and visor set to Fullscreen

    still to test:
    Adium -
    iiUsage -
    Clypan -
    Mail Unread Menu -
    ScrobblePod -
    EyeTV -

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