Method of radio connectivity (USB, WiFi, Ethernet, etc): WiFi
Did you check the FAQ and read the manual? Yes, although I probably missed the answer to my question).
Is there a published procedure for upgrading from v1.5 to v1.6? My v1.5 is working fine but no sure how to proceed. Completely uninstall 1.5 and start 1.6 installer fresh? Just install 1.6 right over the top? The Getting Started portion of the manual does not (as far as I can see) mention upgrading existing installations.
The MacOS build of wfview 1.6 specifies a minimum version of 10.14 because that is what’s required by the Qt6 system that wfview is built on.
Your machine is an Early 2015 model so it can certainly support much newer versions of MacOS than 10.13 (High Sierra). In fact it supports all versions prior to the current ‘latest’ version of MacOS (Ventura) which now requires 2017/2018 models.
This means that you could upgrade your machine to MacOS 12 (Monterey) if you wanted, however as it is an older machine, I would probably not recommend going past Catalina or Mojave.
You are a genius! You were 100% correct. My MacBook Air CAN run newer MacOS’s!
But as a heads-up for other Apple/wfviewer’s:
If you try to update an older (but not TOO old) MacBook using the standard “Upgrade Software” route it will tell you that there are no MacOS upgrades available. BUT if you go directly to Apple and download the auto-installer for a newer OS version (in my case I upgraded to Monterey (12.6) from High Sierra.
The link for The Apple auto-installers (that I used) is:
This link has jsut about every modern MacOS version available. I just downloaded and executed. Thirty minutes later I had Monterey (AND WFVIWER!!!).
And that is one reason I switched to Linux. Linux will let you torture yourself with as modern an OS as you wish on even the most ancient hardware.
It doesn’t mean you should! But at least you are given the choice to try things as you wish.
I’m a long time Mac user and between this and the constant push for iCloud this and that, well, I had enough. It feels like the traditional computer experience is being eroded rapidly by the waves of subscription services, voice “assistants”, and the ever-present push for new hardware.
Dan, i just had the same issue but found a website called www.dosdude1.com that has an upgrade patch to upgrade from High Sierra to Catalina 10.14. Just did it tonight and it worked fine.Im now running wfview v1.6 on my macbook client. Have not connected yet to see if my lack of sound problem is fixed yet. Good luck