As you are probably aware, we have been working hard to provide support for 32 bit applications on macOS 10.15, Catalina. This has proven to be a monumental challenge, as we are effectively adding back a facility that Apple has taken away.
I am happy to announce that we have finished a first alpha build of CrossOver 19 for macOS 10.15. This build is intended for customers that have upgraded to Catalina only to find themselves unable to run their favorite Windows applications with CrossOver. Our hope is that this build will get those customers back up and running.
If you are a customer that is running Catalina and you have an existing CrossOver install, please contact us to ask for access to this build.
Note that this build is very rough and has barely been tested. We have found that it seems to run most already installed applications. It does have trouble installing a few new applications (certain MS Office versions and a few .NET versions), and the way launchers work in the dock is not great. We haven't yet had time to test it much more substantially than that, so we would consider a fairly risky package to use, and only recommend it for people who are otherwise dead in the water.
If you are not running Catalina, or do not have any CrossOver installation, we recommend you stick with 18.5 for now. We plan to start our beta process shortly and we hope to have a production quality version of CrossOver 19 before the end of the year. We strongly recommend that everyone that can wait for that version.
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.
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