Client app on the Apple M1 macbookAnswered
I was wondering, if the mac client app is going to run okay on the new Apple Silicon M1 macbook pro?
Has anyone tested this?
Are there any compatibility issues?
This hasn't been tested yet, will post an update as soon as I know more.
Hi Stanislav and Norman,
OK - it only took an hour... I booted up my new MacBook Air M1 and transferred apps and setup from my old Intel MacBook Air (2015). On Windoze, which I am more familiar with, initial setup of a device can take a day.
Clicked on DW Spectrum and it said that I had to install Rosetta (the x86 to M1 ARM layer) - that took 30 seconds.
Then launched DW Spectrum again and it worked fine! I only have 4 cameras on my default layout. But so far so good!
Hi Dan Haller,
You're the best.
I got feedback from our dev team that issues are expected with the in-client web browser since the version of Chromium we use isn't fully supported by Rosetta. We will try to resolve this in version 4.3.
No problem Norman - I'm happy to help - I have more to report - mainly a bit more from my experience on the migration.
First, I concur with your dev team - after pulling up an "in-client web browser" it worked for bit then I had to Force Quit the "DW Spectrum GUI (in my case). Lucky for me, I do not use that feature.
One additional item to share about my migration experience.
Sometime after migrating my apps/data/config from my old Macbook (x86) to the new M1 based one - Chrome self-updated from this:
Chrome is now running native on the M1 chip without Rosetta layer. Awesome!
Thanks again Dan Haller.
Could you tell me which model you are using?
Since it is really early days for the M1 chips, we are in the process of checking the implication to our software.
Currently, there is no release date scheduled and I do not expect a native client on the short term since it is a major task to set up a development and testing environment after the inventory has been done.
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