Not sure if any of you watched the keynote yesterday but it was jam packed with exciting software announcements and the future of Mac hardware. All in all, it was a pretty great event. If you missed the event, you can check out the news here: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2020/
I just wanted to let you all know where we are with RapidWeaver and the future of the Mac. In short, things are looking pretty good!
Here’s some more details on our current roadmap and plan, but please remember: nothing is set in stone and things can and do change.
In our limited testing, RapidWeaver 8 runs in Big Sur. Literally, it just works. While it does work, there are some oddities, and a few small bugs. But it’s certainly seems usable on intel based hardware.
In my opinion, when running RapidWeaver in Big Sur, the interface doesn’t look as good as it should. RapidWeaver is going to require a fair amount of work to make it look awesome and fit in with macOS 11. There will also be a quite a lot of work to make sure it runs great as a Universal 2 app.
RapidWeaver 8 was released in 2018, and we’ve been pushing out free updates to it for the past 2 years. So the time has come for us to start talking more publicly about RapidWeaver 9!
Thankfully we’ve been working on RapidWeaver 9 for a while now and modernizing it’s code base (large parts of it are now in Swift), so our plan is to release this as a paid upgrade later in the year with full support for macOS 11 Big Sur and with forthcoming Apple Silicon based Macs!
All in all, if you’re a RapidWeaver user, the future is looking bright!
Will post more news as we progress. Let me know if you have any questions about this transition or update and I’ll do my best to answer them.