FUTURE FW USAGE TIME

Obviously there will be no future updates, but I’m hoping that current websites produced in FW (mine is 7) can still be worked on and uploaded over the next 6 months while I find an alternative. Can anyone shed any light. The obvious thing to do now is PANIC! But if it can still be used in it’s current form, that will ease the pressure…


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Hi Dave the best thing is for you to keep a Mac running an OS that is compatible with Freeway (i.e. don’t upgrade the OS). I have some legacy applications that I’m running in Snow Leopard and have an dedicated iMac for that.

If you do that, you should be able to use Freeway indefinitely.

Hope this helps.


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Thanks Richard, I never thought of that. Thanks heaps


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In a recent post a member of the Softpress team said it may be possible for them to issue some bug fixes in the future:

On 1 Sep 2016, at 12:47pm, Jeremy Hughes email@hidden wrote:

If the problem is unique to Freeway, send me a bug report with steps to reproduce. It is possible that there will be bug-fix updates to Freeway in future.

All the best

Gordon
http://www.gordonlow.net/


On 6 Sep 2016, at 3:56am, Dave Boli email@hidden wrote:

Obviously there will be no future updates


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On 6 Sep 2016, 3:32 am, Richard Cacciato wrote:

Hi Dave the best thing is for you to keep a Mac running an OS that is compatible with Freeway (i.e. don’t upgrade the OS). I have some legacy applications that I’m running in Snow Leopard and have an dedicated iMac for that.

If you do that, you should be able to use Freeway indefinitely.

This! Considering the fact that I’m using Photoshop and Lightroom desktop software and have no plans on ever buying into a life long subscription scheme - keeping an old Mac, partition, or virtual machine with El Capitan or Sierra running shouldn’t be much of a problem for running legacy software for a long time to come.

One concern would be developing something on a defunct platform and not being able to hand it off to someone else to take over.


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I am by no means cutting edge - if you or your clients don’t need the latest greatest mumbo jumbo, you could probably run a current build indefinitely on a current (or even obsolete) Mac. I’m running and updating six sites using FW 5.5 Pro on a G5 PowerMac and I don’t plan to stop, especially since I can’t buy an upgrade to FW for an intel Mac now.


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On 7 Sep 2016, 2:01 pm, Rick Vieh wrote:

I am by no means cutting edge - if you or your clients don’t need the latest greatest mumbo jumbo, you could probably run a current build indefinitely on a current (or even obsolete) Mac. I’m running and updating six sites using FW 5.5 Pro on a G5 PowerMac and I don’t plan to stop, especially since I can’t buy an upgrade to FW for an intel Mac now.

Wait, make that 5.6…


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If you generate the HTML and assets out of a Freeway document, then anyone, with any application, can edit that. Only another Freeway user (suitably equipped with legacy hardware and OS) would be able to edit the Freeway document, but that’s always been true, and since so few people bought Freeway, about as likely a succession strategy as it ever was.

Walter

On Sep 7, 2016, at 9:09 AM, Karen E email@hidden wrote:

One concern would be developing something on a defunct platform and not being able to hand it off to someone else to take over.


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The obvious thing to do now is PANIC!

Not at all!

This is what Max (thanks for doing so) posted in another list:

“I have been testing FW7 on sierra and everything seems to work correctly so I would say that if thats the case and the final release of the next OSX comes is similar then I would hazard a guess that we have a few years at least… not just months.” max

So the next critical date would be Autumn 2017. I’m with Max saying, that we will be able to use Freeway even longer.

I’m not the early bird anyway, cause I need my flagship OS for work - even Siri can do the washing and coffee now.

Cheers

Thomas


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Thx Max and Thomas, a relief for sure and very promising news… oye…


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