Yes, Apple has announced the release of macOS Big Sur for November 12th (that’s cool, a gift for my name day! 😉).
You cannot wait? We understand you!
But unless you’re reckless, are you sure it’s a good idea to install it tomorrow?
As always, we invite you to be very careful, as this kind of game is not at all advised for a production environment!
Before jumping on it, make sure that your production tools are fully compatible with this new OS. In our graphic production environments, once again caution is called for (I know, I insist, but I know perfectly well why!).
If you read us, you are probably an Enfocus PitStop (Pro or Server) user. Enfocus warns that PitStop Pro and PitStop Server are not, to date, compatible with Big Sur (see press release from Andrew Bailes-Collins, PitStop Product Manager below) :
MacOS 11 Big Sur: attention PitStop Pro users!
As you may be aware, Apple announced the release of a new operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur. The release will be available soon.
We are testing this operating system and we have found some issues with PitStop Pro and Server compatibility that need to be resolved. We would therefore encourage all PitStop users NOT to upgrade to this operating system when it is released. We are currently working on a PitStop 2020 update which will have macOS 11 Big Sur support. As soon as the PitStop update is available, we will let you know.
PitStop Product Manager, Enfocus
*although the title seems to be aimed at PitStop Pro users, the text does mention Pro and Server.
Apple Silicon machines
This new revolution is as exciting for you as it is for us!
Apple has just launched its new ARM architecture machines. This new architecture imposes to rewrite the Intel code of the software in ARM version. Apple offers an emulator that will run Intel code in the ARM architecture (under the already used name of Rosetta). We don’t know yet if the emulation performances will be there… and again here, the operating system will be macOS Big Sur.
A little patience there too to get started!