The release date for macOS Mojave (10.14.x) to the public is September 24, 2018. This page will be updated as new developments arise. ITS does NOT recommend updating macOS until extensive compatibility testing has been completed. If you wish to be a tester, and understand the risks that may entail, please contact the helpdesk with the number of computer to be exempted from our efforts to manage the release of this new OS version.
As with all operating system upgrades, there are potential issues of compatibility with applications and services. If you have a question as to whether an application you are using will be compatible with Mojave, please check with the Helpdesk or with the application vendor.
last updated 11/6/2018 -- use http://go/mojave/ to visit again, easily
Current Known Issues & Areas of Concern
- Active Directory: Macs upgraded to macOS High Sierra aren’t working correctly with Active Directory (AD). ITS staff aren’t being made admins by group, despite it being specified. Not all AD functions are broken; new users are able to log onto a machine. It seems the remedy is to re-bind the computer to AD. Mojave has yet to be tested for this issue, but it may well still be an issue.
- Avid Pro Tools 2018: "Pro Tools 2018 is not yet fully compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave" - please see http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/compatibility/Pro-Tools-System-Requirements for the latest.
- Vectorworks: Mojave is not recommended for versions of Vectorworks prior to 2018. Read more here: Vectorworks' "macOS Mojave Knowledgebase article".
VMware Horizon View Client (Virtual Classroom): Users might need to disable the mac firewall feature to allow for the VMware Horizon View Client to access a virtual computer. If you configure the VMware Horizon View Client on your computer (see https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Using_the_Virtual_Computer_Labs) and it only displays a black or dark gray window, then you have to:
- First … download the latest & greatest version of vmware and install it. It version 4.9.0
- You may need to shut off your Firewall or at least make an exception for vmware if you want to keep it on. (System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall) See How to Allow Apps to Communicate Through Your Mac’s Firewall
- You will need modify your mac’s privacy settings to allow the VMWare Horizon Client.app to “control your computer”.
- Go to "System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy”
- Unlock the lock at the bottom with your credentials (username & password).
- Once it’s unlocked you should see Vmware Horizon Client.app listed. If it is… check it and relock this window – then test Vmware Horizon Client. It should work.
- If it’s not listed you will have to click the small [+] button and search for the application to add it. For some reason I had to ‘search’ for vmware … it wasn’t listed for me (odd)
- Check its checkbox – relock the lock – test Vmware Horizon Client.
Pulse Secure VPN: Use Self Service on Middlebury Macs to download the latest version, or see http://go.middlebury.edu/vpn for a download link.