Now that we are starting to get glimpses of whats to come with Blocs 4, the system requirements have been revealed by Norm. Are you part of a referral program with Apple to sell hardware, just kidding.
Norm can you explain that a bit further, just trying to understand what features or aspects of the Blocs app necessitate that OS requirement. I’m only wondering since various other native mac apps support Big Sur and still remain further backwards compatible than Blocs. I’m not seeking to start a discussion amongst other users about which macOS is better or discuss their relative extended support and security release aspects. Instead just understand what aspects of Blocs facilitates these OS requirements.
I’m not advocating other apps but for example Sparkle 3 which just released a new version, it supports Big Sur and all the way back to OS X 10.9. RapidWeaver supports OS X 10.12 along with Big Sur. Of course there are many other examples that commonly still support 10.12 thru Big Sur. But perhaps the most exemplary example is Affinity’s line of cutting edge design products which support OS X 10.9 through Big Sur. I mean granted I believe Affinity is written in C++ but it still uses Objective-C for the interface and macOS specific features.
By contrast are there breakneck feature(s) Blocs has or uses that necessitate otherwise regarding the OS requirements? The only thing that seems to makes sense at face value compared to others is that •* Blocs is basing it solely on Apple’s macOS EOL dates and incrementing requirements based upon that. Of course I understand its easier from a development standpoint to advance with the times and not deal with supporting legacy installs. But if so, I wonder why are the other examples listed above along with others still doing so, being also small teams?
For the record I’ll be able to install Blocs 4 so thats not an issue. But it may effect or concern other current Blocs users in regards to upgrading to Blocs 4. I’m just trying to understand better these reported Blocs 4 system requirements. Other users might be interested also.
Thanks, congrats on nearing a new major release with Blocs 4! I didn’t want to clog up one of the other threads where it was breifly discussed.
•* Is that what you are saying with your last comment?