Post by Howard Metcalfe on Sept 2, 2017 16:56:38 GMT -5
Just completed installing High Sierra Beta 9 on an external disk and running PAWriter (and my "bonus programs") in the Beta environment.
Complete success for everything I tested.
(Still need to fix the Check for Update function which has not worked for quite awhile.)
This does not address the 64-bit program update which I hope to do next year before the next macOS to follow High Sierra, as mentioned in my previous post.
Still, good news for now.
After creating an external bootable hard disk containing my macOS Sierra system for safety reasons, I installed macOS High Sierra on my internal hard disk. It took a while to complete but the installation was very successful. Ran a few tests in High Sierra and all went well. No apps were rejected.
It should be noted that installing High Sierra on a hard disk installs the HFS+ file system as in all previous macOSs. That's also true for "fusion" disks.
For solid state disks (SSDs) the new APFS file system will be installed. I have hard disks so I ended up with the old HFS+ file systems everywhere. So I can't test installing macOS High Sierra on an SSD. If you do, I suggest you be careful. Please read Updating macOS High Sierra and APFS compatibility first.