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General => Hardware => Mac => Topic started by: rowan on August 09, 2011, 09:38:46 AM

Title: Don't rush to lion
Post by: rowan on August 09, 2011, 09:38:46 AM
I'm sure lion's great and all that, but sit on it for a while, read the current official standpoint from Autodesk:

Compatibility statement
Important notice for Autodesk® Maya® 2012 software, and prior Maya version, users regarding the latest Apple® Mac OS® X operating system release, version 10.7 “Lion”. Testing Maya 2012, and prior versions of Maya, on the Mac OS X 10.7 operating system, has identified platform compatibility issues.

The issues:

    * Installing Maya on Mac OS X 10.7 may cause the installer to hang.
    * Operating Maya on Mac OS X 10.7 may cause stability issues.
    * When submitting a crash report while operating Maya on Mac OS X 10.7, may cause the crash error reporting system to hang.

If you upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7, you may encounter these issues. Autodesk recommends that users of Maya 2012, and prior releases of Maya, do not upgrade to the Mac OS X 10.7 until the compatibility issues have been addressed by Autodesk and Apple. Teams from both companies are working closely to resolve these issues and a notification will be issued once the issues have been addressed.

Note: As of this time, Autodesk® Maya® 2012 software has not been qualified to run on Mac OS X 10.7. Please consult the qualification charts for more information.


This is also the standpoint of Avid on Protools. A lot of people in fact are having a lot of trouble with the new OS, be patient, wait for the desperados to test it before making the move.

<3 Rowan
Title: Re: Don't rush to lion
Post by: rowan on August 09, 2011, 09:46:00 AM
Damian agrees with me;

http://sounddownunder.blogspot.com/2011/07/osx-107-lion-and-some-new-mac-models.html (http://sounddownunder.blogspot.com/2011/07/osx-107-lion-and-some-new-mac-models.html)

<3 Rowan
Title: Re: Don't rush to lion
Post by: Patrick M on August 09, 2011, 09:58:41 AM
Sounds like something I would say  ;D (I think I did somewhere... maybe on Facebook).  Give it atleast 3-6 months before moving across, and ALWAYS ensure you're using Autodesk products on tested and Approved Compatible/Qualified hardware / OS.
Title: Re: Don't rush to lion
Post by: Atcote on August 09, 2011, 02:08:51 PM
I'm still using Leopard. Not Snow Leopard, but Leopard.

That's right; I am so cautious about moving to the next OS, I literally cannot use most new products.

I am so careful about changing anything that I have not even noticed the thorns growing 'neath my feet.
Title: Re: Don't rush to lion
Post by: rowan on January 22, 2012, 09:28:45 AM
While I have no intention of being the definitive word on the topic I have tested the following programs on Lion;

Maya
Mudbox
Adobe Production Premium Suite
ZBrush 4

I didn't run into any problems at all, but I didn't get a chance to test Lion until 6 months after it was released so that's perhaps why.

These are tested on a 2010 iMac and a 2011 11" Mac Air.

<3 Rowan