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Update on MacOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility?

It has been a over month since the announcement that Roli software may not be compatible with Catalina, urging us to wait for an update.

What is the status?

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Hi David,  The advice sent out in that messaging still applies.  Catalina introduced changes that will require us to alter and repackage most of our software, and this work will take some time to complete. Native Instruments, Arturia and more are all in the same boat in this respect.

While we can't give a specific timeframe as to when this will be completed, we will update everyone when we have updated software to ensure compatibility with Catalina. We'd like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Is this why I cannot install Roli studio player at all then? when I try to install from Roli connect, I get the error message "leveldown.node" can't be opened because apple cannot check it for malicious software." 

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It would be nice to have at least a timeframe. Like many others I am giving up functionalities across apple devices to keep using Roli SW. Without a timeframe I am tempted to upgrade to Catalina and forget about the Roli...

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I would appreciate your giving us a timeframe. There are many features of Catalina that are becoming urgent during this wait.


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I got my first Apple in 1979 – an Apple II+, which I used to drive an Alpha Syntauri, my first digital synth.

I had my first Mac two weeks after its release in 1984.

Catalina is the first system update in all those years I’ve held off from installing. I have to.

I understand why Apple is doing what it is doing, but there is a high likelihood I will never again update the system on my current Mac; instead, I’ll need to add a new Mac to move into the future, while maintaining my current one as a bridge. 

There’s no fault here, neither with Apple nor ROLI; I know it’s a tough nut financially, but it’s the reality of the situation. ROLI’s advice is sound.

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