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Old 02-09-2024, 07:11 AM   #1
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Question 7.xx on macOS Big Sur?

Is there any specific reason why support for macOS "Big Sur" has been skipped and is it possible to compile v7.x oneself on Big Sur?
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Old 02-09-2024, 09:00 AM   #2
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Big Sur isnt supported anymore even by Apple. I lack the resources to test qt on macos releases it doesnt officially support. As for building calibre yourself, feel free if you have the know how, calibre has approximately 100 dependencies you will need to build as well. Instructions for building calibre and all its dependencies in VMs are in the bypy folder.
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Old 02-22-2024, 04:34 PM   #3
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Big Sur isnt supported anymore even by Apple. I lack the resources to test qt on macos releases it doesnt officially support. As for building calibre yourself, feel free if you have the know how, calibre has approximately 100 dependencies you will need to build as well. Instructions for building calibre and all its dependencies in VMs are in the bypy folder.
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May I join this plea and kindly ask to bring back support for macOS 11 and 12 in Calibre 7?

I'm able to run Calibre 7 on MacOS 12.7.3 Monterey by running calibre from terminal. I don't experience any issues at all.
Code:
calibre.app/Contents/MacOS/calibre
However changing 'LSMinimumSystemVersion' in app's 'Info.plist' won't allow to run calibre from Finder. Looks like it needs to be recompiled with XCode with a different tag ('-mmacosx-version-min=11.0.0' I presume).

App contents show that calibre 7 uses Qt 6.5. Qt's manual says that version 6.5 LTS supports macOS 11 and newer (https://doc.qt.io/qt-6.5/macos.html).
There should be no issues with drawing the line from macOS 11 and up instead of 13. Maybe you could build a beta for us to test?
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Old 02-22-2024, 05:10 PM   #4
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He can't test it because Apple doesn't support it?
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An alternative is to update your Mac to a newer version OS. There are loads of videos on YouTube showing how to do this. I am happily running Sonoma on officially unsupported iMac and Calibre still works fine on my machine.
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Maybe you could build a beta for us to test?
Or maybe you could? This was asked and answered.

You could also ask for information on how to get your machine running as up to date an OS as possible.
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An alternative is to update your Mac to a newer version OS. There are loads of videos on YouTube showing how to do this. I am happily running Sonoma on officially unsupported iMac and Calibre still works fine on my machine.



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Or maybe you could? This was asked and answered.

You could also ask for information on how to get your machine running as up to date an OS as possible.
I didn't mean to offend. All I meant was macOS 12 is still supported by Apple and macOS ver. 11, 12 and 13 are officially supported by Qt 6.5 LTS. Calibre should work fine on these systems with just one change in compile argument.
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