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Fetch 5.8.2 adds native Apple Silicon support (16 posts)

  • Started 1 year ago by Jim Matthews
  • Latest reply 1 month ago from Michal
  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch 5.8.2 is now available for download. This release adds native support for Apple Silicon Macs, and marks the fourth CPU architecture (after the Motorola 68k, Apple/IBM/Motorola PowerPC, and Intel x86) that Fetch has supported over its long history.

    In addition, Fetch 5.8.2 fixes a number of bugs. See the release notes at https://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/help/Contents/WhatsNew/ReleaseNotes.html#Fetch_5_8_2 for details.

    Fetch 5.8.2 is a free update if you purchased your Fetch license after January 28, 2009; otherwise an upgrade is $10, and a new license is $29. Fetch 5.8.2 requires macOS 11 Big Sur, 10.15 Catalina, 10.14 Mojave or 10.13 High Sierra.

    Please download Fetch 5.8.2 from the Fetch Download page at https://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/download or by choosing Check for Update… from the Fetch menu. Fetch is no longer available in the Mac App Store; if you purchased a previous version of Fetch from the App Store and wish to upgrade to Fetch 5.8.2, please contact support at https://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/feedback . And please let us know if you run into any problems with the new release.

    Thanks,
    --
    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Linda McNeil Member

    Hello,
    I have a new M1 mbpro with Big Sur. I also have Fetch 5.8.2.
    I have been a Fetch user for probably twenty five plus years. But!.
    I can't get Fetch to quit. I have to force my mbpro to shut down.
    Plus it doesn't do anything while active.
    I'm new to the apfs Silcon format. How to I remove Fetch safely from my machine?
    Thank you for you help.
    Linda

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for reporting that. To remove Fetch, just drag the application to the trash.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Michael Member

    I have a MacBook Pro, Intel, running Big Sur, Fetch 5.8.1. I get the message that Fetch 5.8.2 is available and I click to download it which happens successfully. I then click install and restart. The restart never happens and I'm not updated to 5.8.2.

    Thanks

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Michael,

    There appears to be a problem with the automatic update. You can download 5.8.2 from https://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/download/latest

    I apologize for this inconvenience.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Michael Member

    Thanks Jim, no inconvenience and the download worked just fine.

    Michael

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • klm Member

    @Linda, seems like I do have that same (or at least similar) issue on my Intel MBP 2020 running macOS Catalina.

    @Jim, I found that Fetch hangs occasionally after trying to quit the app. Force quitting works that's just a poor workaround. I am under the impression that this might be related to using "Edit" or "Edit With" to modify a remote document (via BBEdit). Not sure whether this behavior is triggered when closing Fetch while there are still remote text docs open for editing... might also be possible that the two apps (Fetch # editor) fail to communicate on the status of a remote file...

    Let me know if I can help tracking this down...

    Peter

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Candi Stroh Member

    When I launch Fetch 5.8.2, it says that its connected to my server, but it shows no files. I had to download another FTP application to work with my files on the server. Has anyone else had this problem? What can I do to fix it. I don't want to use this other application because I am used to Fetch.

    I am running an iMAC Pro (2017) 11.4 Big Sur

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Candi,

    Are you using Little Snitch or another network monitoring program, such as Norton, NetBarrier, Cisco VPN, etc? You can check by opening System Preferences and clicking on the Network icon; network monitoring software would be listed on the left side of the window. There appears to be a problem with macOS Big Sur's support for network monitoring apps that causes empty file lists in Fetch.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Linda McNeil Member

    Thank you for you email. I now have version 5.8.2 on my Big Sur M1 mbpro.
    I have used it successfully several times.
    Thank you for updating it.
    L

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Scott Member

    Hi Jim … long time fetch user here. I recently just upgraded to M1 OS Monterey. I don’t see it listed in your notes above, Is 5.8.2 compatible with Monterey? Thanks.

    Posted 8 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Scott,

    Yes, Fetch 5.8.2 is compatible with Monterey.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 months ago #

  • Michal Member

    Hello Jim, don't you have some beta version which is working on Ventura as well? I accidentally upgraded to the beta version and Fetch is no longer possible to open. Thank you, Michal

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Michal,

    I haven't tested Fetch on Ventura yet -- I don't have a spare machine that can run it -- so I need to look into that. Thanks for the heads-up!

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi again Michal,

    I bought a test machine (an M1 mini) and installed the latest Ventura release, and so far have not encountered any problems running Fetch on it. Could you contact me at https://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/feedback with more information about what you are seeing?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • Michal Member

    Hello Jim,

    Thanks a lot for your support. I had to uninstall Ventura and return back to Monterey so I can't try it anymore. Maybe something was broken with my upgrade or the upgrade turned off the allowance for non-App Store apps to open (I completely forgot to check it).

    It is great if it is working and I am really sorry for freaking out with my beta.

    Michal

    Edited 1 month ago #

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