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  • Started 1 year ago by Don Cram
  • Latest reply 10 hours ago from Paul
  • Don Cram Member

    Checking Fetch under Apple Menu/About This Mac/System Report/Applications tells me that my copy of Fetch 5.7.7 from the Mac App Store is not 64 bit and therefore will soon become incompatible with my MacBook Pro OS 10.13.4. Will a 64 bit version be coming? Thanks for a great app.

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • TJ Member

    I just received the same notice. It would be helpful to know if and when a 64-bit version will be coming soon. Thanks!

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • MissV Member

    Yep, same. It's going to stop working for all Mac users if they don't update it.

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • The Sky Surfer Member

    The same as above. Fetch is King.

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • sipgrinder Member

    Same here, but warning dialog does not appear. Should it?

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • CSHIV Member

    so no answer as of yet?

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi all,

    I am working on producing a 64-bit version of Fetch so that you will be able to continue using Fetch when Apple stops supporting 32-bit applications. I hope that this effort will succeed, but I can't promise that it will, or when, so if you need a guarantee of 64-bit compatibility I would recommend investigating alternatives such as Transmit by Panic Software.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Don Cram Member

    Thanks, Jim. I hope it works out because I do love Fetch.

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • HeatherO Member

    Thank you, Jim.

    I'm with Don. I really hope the 64-bit version works out. I was sad when I finally checked out the (long) list of apps that might break on the next upgrade and saw Fetch.

    To that end, for months I've delayed moving up to High Sierra b/c it broke the connection to my audio interface the first time I upgraded (complete PITA to downgrade, btw. Forewarned and all that). If Fetch isn't ready when Apple is, I'll likely put off upgrading just to keep Fetching as long as possible.

    Thank you and all the best!

    Posted 11 months ago #

  • Endorphinity Member

    Well, Fetch as well as any other 32-bit apps won't stop working all of a sudden. At the same time, Mojave will be the last macOS versions that supports 32-bit apps without limitations. Also, if Mac AppStore will not allow 32-bit versions, you can still download those from vendor's website.

    Edited 10 months ago #

  • kreig303 Member

    Well this is not surprising that an app I once used on System 7 might still be a bit... legacy.

    Good news about Mojave. Relieves my main concerns.

    I actually only became a license holder a few years back and did it because I wanted to send some love for those 90s years and support this old-timer... app.

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • Cansu Member

    Hi,
    My Fetch stopped working since I downloaded Mojave. Any update on the progress of Fetch's 64-bit version?

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Cansu,

    The 64-bit version of Fetch is at least nine months away. But Fetch 5.7.7 should work for you on Mojave. What sort of problems are you seeing?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Cansu Member

    Hey Jim,

    Thanks for the update. My Fetch application does not open. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Fetch a few times since installing Mojave. They are all the latest version. I spend 2 weeks trying to work it out with Fetch helpers, Stanford IT folks (where I go to school), and other researchers using Fetch. Other users are getting a warning message about it being 32-bit app but it still works. My other 32-bit apps are not working either so I assumed that was the problem. Cyberduck works for me, so I do not think it is the SFTP or FTP that is the problem. The GUI never opens up. The app uses a lot of energy from the computer when trying to start. I then have to force quit the app.

    Cheers,
    Cansu

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    I would restart your Mac before trying to open Fetch again. If it doesn't open, open the Console application (it's found in the Utilities folder) and see if there's any error message there related to Fetch.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Melliesbells Member

    I have been using Fetch since very early on in my carreer. it is part of my muscle memory. I am super busy and not anxious to learn a new platform. Please keep in mine how loyal busy people are, if only by necessity. Here's wishing you the best in getting the 64bit up and running very soon. Happy Holidays.

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Tom Member

    Jim, Would you give us an update on the 64-bit version of Fetch? I've been using Fetch from the beginning and would prefer to continue doing so. Thanks. Tom

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Tom,

    I am continuing to work on the 64-bit version. I've rewritten a lot of the 32-bit code, but there is still a lot to do. At this point I can't predict when I'll have something that works well enough for users to test; I do know that I will need a substantial beta test phase to identify bugs that I've introduced as I've rewritten features.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • k9gardner Member

    I'm encouraged to read the progress, Jim, and just wanted to join the chorus of supporters. I had been holding off on Mojave because I mistakenly misremembered that these 32-bit apps (specifically Fetch and File Buddy, another lifesaver) won't work in Mojave. But it's *after* Mojave that they won't work. So I'm going to go ahead and take the plunge. Can't hold off forever. I wish for you, and David Harris over at Skytag, fortitude, perseverance and good luck! in getting this work done. We'll stay with you until and unless you tell us it's over!

    Posted 2 weeks ago #

  • Stephen Fiorella Member

    Jim, I've been using Fetch since it's inception. My length of saved FTP/SFTP shortcut addresses and passwords is quite long. What can i do to foster/nurture the transition to 64-bit functionality? Seriously dude, I'll do nearly anything to help make that happen.

    Regards,

    Stephen Fiorella - Wordpress developer extraordinaire

    Edited 1 week ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Stephen,

    In the hopefully not-too-distant future I will be putting out a call for Fetch users to help test the 64-bit build. If you're willing to put up with a less-stable version of Fetch, and report any problems you find, volunteering to test the 64-bit version is the best way you could help move it towards release.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 week ago #

  • Stephen Fiorella Member

    Jim, I'm there when needed. Put me on your tester's contact list: Stephen@redacted.

    Stephen Fiorella

    Edited 1 week ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks, Stephen, I've added your address to my 64-bit Fetch tester mailing list.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 week ago #

  • Paul Member

    Hello Jim,

    Please count us in for the Beta testing. Fetch is something that our organization relies on.

    We'd be willing to pay for the upgrade price also for 64-bit. Much required for future environment.

    tks.

    Posted 10 hours ago #

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