macOS Catalina (10.15) was released to the public October 7, 2019.
Catalina is a brand new operating system, and is not recommended for general use on production computers at this time. Please contact the helpdesk if you have questions.
last updated 10/7/2019 -- use http://go/catalina/ to visit again, easily
For upgrade from 10.13 or earlier, please see http://go/mojave/ as well for noteworthy changes introduced before Catalina.
Current Known Issues & Areas of Concern
- 32-bit applications will no longer be supported as of Catalina. Launching these applications has resulted in a warning message within High Sierra and Mojave. (Most common applications in use at Middlebury have been 64-bit for years.)
- MathType 7 - FAQ (MathType 8 is planned as a 64-bit app)
- For Terminal users, the default shell is "zsh", rather than "bash". Bash is still available.
- KaleidaGraph is currently still a 32-bit application and will not run under Mac OS 10.15. A 64-bit version is under development, although it will not be released before Catalina and we do not have a release date at this time. KaleidaGraph will still run under Mojave (10.14) and earlier versions of the OS.
- SPSS running on Catalina info : https://developer.ibm.com/predictiveanalytics/2019/10/08/spss-statistics-on-catalina-macos-10-15/
- Adobe Creative Cloud:
Photoshop & Lightroom issues - see here.
2018 and older versions contain 32-bit applications. See here or consider complete removal and fresh installation of 2019 only - see here.
- Sophos and other applications that require access to files or services may not function properly without pre-approval with management software or end user intervention.
Update to version Spartan’18 v. 1.4.4 Before upgrading to Catalina.