are future versions of beatunes running on 10.4 ?

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Herbert KURT

10 Dec, 2009 09:50 AM


i have an intel mac mini with 10.4.11 and all the updates (except itunes - i use itunes 7.7).
beatunes works like a charme. there is one little thing with musicip. it works on most tags (composer ...)
and the logfiles says it finds the songs but if i open the info-dialog of a song the songname-correction
popup (shown on your website) didn't show up and the song-name is not corrected.
is this a limitation of the demo-mode ? i can send you the logs if nescessary.

my main question (before buying) however is: are future versions of beatunes running on 10.4 ?

i know that on 10.4 i can only use java 5 (without hacking, i havethe java 6 beta-installer for tiger lying around on my hd)
but i am not willing to upgrade to 10.5 in the near future.
all your beta-versions are 10.5 only, thats why i ask.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 10 Dec, 2009 10:14 AM

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    Hi Herbert,

    Thanks for your message.
    From beaTunes 2.1 on I will stop supporting OS X 10.4.

    I'm not entirely certain yet, but I'll probably also desupport PPC altogether.

    It's been many years since PPC was current hardware and many 10.6 APIs by Apple are not supported anymore by PPC hardware..

    beaTunes 2.0 will stay available on the website though.

    Regarding musicip - it's not limited in the demo mode at all.


  2. 2 Posted by Kurt, Herbert on 10 Dec, 2009 10:40 AM

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    thanks for the quick and honest answer.
    i think the actual version will do it for me.
    10.4 does not always mean PPC hardware. i have an INTEL Mac Mini Dual Core.
    so i dont understand your " .. many 10.6 APIs by Apple are not supported anymore by PPC hardware.."

    but anyway. great work. you will hear from me ;-)




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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 10 Dec, 2009 10:45 AM

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    I didn't mean to imply that you are running a PowerPC Mac Mini.
    But because we are talking about desupporting platforms, it came to mind.

    The issue is, that if you want to compile for 64bit you more likely than not can't compile for 10.4 anymore. That, Snow Leopard not being supported on PPC and (finally!) moving to Java 6 are the issues.



  4. hendrik closed this discussion on 22 Feb, 2010 02:31 PM.

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