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OpenGL Support on OSX 10.5

Updated March 28, 2019

ProSelect uses OpenGL libraries to directly access the graphics hardware on your computer when playing slideshows because they run smoother on slower hardware and allow us to use effects like the Ken Burns effect.  You can still play simple slideshows in ProSelect without OpenGL support turned on.

Last year, Apple announced that they were depreciating support for OpenGL with the release of Mojave (OSX 10.14). This means that they will no longer fix any issues created by changes that they make to OSX that effect the way OpenGL works.  Most recent versions of ProSelect work fine on Mojave though you will get a "Not optimized for this Mac" warning if you are using versions earlier than 2019r1 which is a full 64-bit version on Macs. See this article: ProSelect 64-bit and OSX 32-bit Warning

There have been rumors that Apple will completely remove support for OpenGL on the next OSX release (10.15).  We haven't been able to get any confirmation of this as yet, however, in case they do, we have been busy converting ProSelect's slideshow to use their recommended replacement for OpenGL known as "Metal".

Metal support will be part of ProSelect 2019r2 which we plan to release well ahead of the OSX 10.15 release which is usually around August each year. 

As usual, if you are on a lease or your PLUS is current at the time of this release, ProSelect 2019r2 will be a free upgrade for you. As of today, if you are using an earlier version of ProSelect and are considering an upgrade to ProSelect 2019r1 then you will be entitled to get the 2019r2 version for free as part of the 6 months PLUS that is included with your upgrade.




  KnowledgeBase Article: OpenGL Support on OSX 10.5  

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