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MacOS Big Sur

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I've recently received the proposed update to MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 in my update preferences.

Has anyone taken the leap to try it out?

Will we get a heads-up when we can feel safe to update?
asked Nov 15, 2020 in General by anne-la-berge (Adept) (2,170 points)

3 Answers

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Best answer

The Big Sur version of Kyma 7 has just been released, so you can now update your computer!

For everyone planning to move to Big Sur, please update Kyma before updating macOS:

  • Choose Check for software updates from the Help menu in Kyma to update Kyma
  • Choose Check for software updates from the Help menu a second time to download the application installer Kyma-Installer+.dmg
  • Open Kyma-Installer+.dmg (found in your Kyma folder):

  • Drag the Kyma 7+ application (the lower icon) onto the Applications icon
  • Start Kyma 7+ to confirm that Kyma has been installed properly
  • Use Apple's Software Update to update your macOS to Big Sur

You can use Kyma 7+ on both Intel and Apple Silicon computers.

If you have an Apple Silicon-based Mac (or are planning to get one soon), you will get the best performance out of Kyma if you install and use the universal Kyma 7++ application:

  • Open Kyma-Installer+.dmg (found in your Kyma folder):
  • Drag the Kyma 7++ application (the upper icon) onto the Applications icon

If you have accidentally installed macOS Big Sur before updating Kyma 7, you may find that Kyma starts but there are no windows displayed. If so, please use the link that you received when you first got Kyma 7 to download the 64-bit macOS version of the Kyma installer and drag the Kyma 7++ application found in that installer into the Applications folder.

answered Nov 26, 2020 by ssc (Savant) (127,000 points)
selected Jan 3, 2021 by anne-la-berge
Done. Working. Looks good.
If I'm on MacOS 10.14 should I update to Kyma 7++, or stay with Kyma7+ ?
As far as I can tell Kyma7++ is specifically created for the new Apple Silicon-based Macs. I updated my Kyma 7+ and updated my MacOS to 11.0.1. I'm using a MacBook Pro from 2019 which means that it has the Intel Chip.
thanks! 4321
Kyma 7+ is Intel-only. Kyma 7++ is a universal binary and can be used on either Intel or Apple Silicon based Macs.
Kyma 7+ vs Kyma 7++
Alas, I updated to Mac OS Big Sur before updating Kyma....   When I attempt to download Kyma 7+ again (via the link originally sent to me), no download occurs. Advice? Thanks.
Hi Brian, we just sent you another link. Thanks.
THANKS - got it. All updated. You are amazing; thanks again.
Just updated to Kyma 7++ since it is a universal binary. Ready for 2021.
Like bbelet I'm on Big Sur before having the latest Kyma. When I attempt to download Kyma 7 from the original link no download occurs. What should I do? Thanks.
SSC sent me a new link, and it worked fine. Please contact Carla & Kurt for the link. Good luck!
+2 votes
We've been developing a Big Sur compatible version of Kyma 7 over the summer and plan to release it later this week.
answered Nov 15, 2020 by ssc (Savant) (127,000 points)
+3 votes

The latest KymaConnect 2 BETA, BETA 6, includes Big Sur support. It is also a "universal binary" that will automatically run natively on either Intel or Apple Silicon processors (like the M1 found in the latest Macs). All users running macOS 10.14 through macOS 11 should consider updating their copy of KymaConnect with the current KymaConnect 2 BETA. More information about obtaining the BETA can be found in the Kyma 7 Community Announcement forum, topic "KymaConnect 2 BETA". A dedicated support topic, "KymaConnect 2 BETA Support" is available in the Tips & Techniques forum. All questions, comments, bug reports, and suggestions should be posted to that topic.

answered Nov 16, 2020 by delora-software (Master) (5,660 points)