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Is RoaringApps the best software compatibility resource for Mojave?
Posted by: Bo
Date: January 05, 2019 12:32AM
Just got a new mini that came with Mojave. Upgrading from an iMac with Sierra and trying to get a grasp on what will and won't work as I have a lot of older software at this point. Haven't really dug in yet but am about to.

I really really really really really really really really want to avoid subscription software if at all possible. My current main apps that I'm concerned about are (and yes, I know they are ancient but they serve my needs still):

Adobe CS5.1/5.5
MS Office 2011
Quicken 2007 (oldie but goodie...would love to keep it)
Going from iPhoto to Photos (dreading this unless it has improved since it was introduced)

Real world experience with any of the above on Mojave appreciated!
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Re: Is RoaringApps the best software compatibility resource for Mojave?
Posted by: hal
Date: January 05, 2019 12:41AM
my photoshop CS5 seems to be ok after installing the apple specific java thingy
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Re: Is RoaringApps the best software compatibility resource for Mojave?
Posted by: Bo
Date: January 05, 2019 01:03AM
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hal
my photoshop CS5 seems to be ok after installing the apple specific java thingy

Great to know...I think I remember reading about that. Also just saw winston posted some good links last month that should help me out: [forums.macresource.com]
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Re: Is RoaringApps the best software compatibility resource for Mojave?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: January 05, 2019 07:55AM
Office and Quicken 2007 work fine in Mojave for me.
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Re: Is RoaringApps the best software compatibility resource for Mojave?
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 05, 2019 08:31AM
Photos will strongly encourage you to pay the Apple subscription tax for full features, but I still get by without paying it.

Mojave is the last MacOS for 32bit apps. I’ll be keeping to it awhile.
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Re: Is RoaringApps the best software compatibility resource for Mojave?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 05, 2019 03:52PM
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Bo
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hal
my photoshop CS5 seems to be ok after installing the apple specific java thingy

Great to know...I think I remember reading about that. Also just saw winston posted some good links last month that should help me out: [forums.macresource.com]

You don’t actually have to install the java thingy at all. I have successfully used this procedure, which was reported a while back in Apple user discussions:

“…I used the trick to fool the OS into believing Java 6 had been installed, and apps that "require" Apple's legacy Java ran with no version of Java installed at all. Not 6 or 8.

If you want to give it a try, do the following:

First disable System Integrity Protection, or you won't be able to do steps mentioned next. To do that, restart and hold the Command+R keys to boot into Recovery Mode. Once there, launch Terminal from the menu bar and enter:

csrutil disable

Then enter reboot to restart the computer.

Back at the normal desktop, enter the two lines below in Terminal, pressing enter after each one. You will be asked to enter your admin password the first time.

sudo mkdir -p /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk
sudo mkdir -p /System/Library/Java/Support/Deploy.bundle

Once again restart into Recovery Mode to re-enable SIP. Only this time in Terminal, enter:

csrutil enable

Followed again by reboot.

These commands create the two files noted at the end of each path name. They are nothing. Just zero byte names. But apps that look to verify Java 6 has been installed now think it has.”



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/2019 03:54PM by ka jowct.
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Re: Is RoaringApps the best software compatibility resource for Mojave?
Posted by: hal
Date: January 05, 2019 04:53PM
that implies that CS5 does not use java at all - is that true?

how is this more beneficial than actually installing the java thingy?
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Re: Is RoaringApps the best software compatibility resource for Mojave?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 05, 2019 08:45PM
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hal
that implies that CS5 does not use java at all - is that true?

how is this more beneficial than actually installing the java thingy?

It does not. Nor does CS6, apparently. If you don’t need to install java, why install it just because of some sloppiness on Adobe’s part?



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/2019 08:46PM by ka jowct.
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