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Theatre Manager and High Sierra Compatibility

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We have tested Theatre Manager with High Sierra and we have not seen adverse effects in our test lab. There have been no reported issues to support. Those wishing to update to High Sierra should be ok to do so subject to the following advice:

  • Update one Macintosh at a time.
  • Use that Macintosh for a week with Theatre Manager and all your other applications.
  • Let us know of any issues you encounter with Theatre Manager
  • Once you are satisfied that your first upgraded Macintosh works with all your applications (including Theatre Manager), then do another Macintosh and wait a couple of days
  • Alternatively, wait until version 10.13.01 of High Sierra comes out -- and then start the above process

 

The Future of Theatre Manager and 64 bit

Theatre Manager is currently a 32 bit application. A 64 bit version is expected early in 2018 (after which, the 32 bit version will receive limited support).

Since:

  • Apple has stated that OSX will not support 32 bit applications beyond High Sierra
  • Web Browsers in El Capitan and later support recent security enhancements for PCI whereas browsers in earlier versions are not being supported
  • Theatre Manager 64 bit will need OSX El Capitan (10.11) or later to run some of the new 64 bit features -and-
  • High Sierra is a free update to OSX users
  • We suggest users put plans in place to update OSX to High Sierra at a time convenient for your venue if you are using Yosemite or earlier (over the next few weeks to 9 months). There are

    It also means if you are already using El Capitan or Sierra, or High Sierra, you can use both 32 bit or 64 bit Theatre Manager without doing anything to your machines to upgrade them.

For Windows Users, there will also be a 64 bit version of Theatre Manager.