Cookie 5 System Requirements
Guy last edited by
Could you explain why Cookie 5 is only compatible with OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and above? I recently bought a new MacBook, which came loaded with 10.10.x Yosemite. Only a few months later, I'm already running into software (on the App Store and elsewhere) that is not backward compatible to even one OS earlier.
I'm a little frustrated at how often Apple deprecates or abandons OS X features and other things like peripheral interfaces, etc. What is it about El Capitan that prevents Cookie 5 from being backward compatible with Yosemite? Put another way, why can't Cookie 5 run on Yosemite?
Obviously, I'm assuming that Apple is the reason, but if there's some other reason for limiting Cookie 5 to El Capitan, I'm curious to know why that is as well. I was unable to glean a connection from comparing the lists of new features of both El Capitan and Cookie 5.
(Note: Neither here nor there, but I would upgrade to El Capitan if there weren't currently 605 one-star reviews compared to only 480 five-star reviews. That alone is enough of a reason to hold off on upgrading for now).
SweetP last edited by
Technically cookie5 can run on Yosemite.
Safari's cookie handling changed in El Capitan which forced a major rewrite of cookie. I made a decision to sandbox and make it El Capitan only, for support
reasons. Cookie 4 currently runs on 6 OS's and I didn't want the same thing happening for cookie5, so figured I would start fresh on 10.11, and avoid having to debug multiple OS's while I work out the kinks of the overhaul. (There are still some issues in 5.0.3 which have been fixed in the betas)
Guy last edited by
Thank you, that satisfies my curiosity. I don't blame you for moving on to a new version, which I'll upgrade to when I move up to El Cap.
I figured it had something to do with a change in the Mac OS. One of the things that I find crazy about "OS X" (again, neither here nor there.. just whining) :@ is that they have made a ton of major changes that should have warranted a new version the OS. For example, the move to Intel should have moved OS X up to OS XI (Eleven), and so on. You doing a re-write of Cookie's code warrants a version change (rather than an incremental version update to Cookie 4). When Apple issues an update of OS X, it's hard to tell if it's a just a few tweaks here and there, or they've thrown the baby out with the bathwater.
Anyway, thanks for responding, and thanks for putting up with my off-topic whining about Apple.