Mac OS Catalina?

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06 Aug, 2019 01:04 PM

GPG suite isn’t working anymore.

Where to get the beat?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 07 Aug, 2019 08:59 AM

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    Hi jb,

    thanks for taking the time to report this problem.

    We are aware of macOS 10.15 Catalina developer releases. The fact that GPG Mail will not work until there is an official release is expected. We connected this discussion with the corresponding ticket and will let you know as soon as we have a version ready for testing.

    Following is an explanation of why GPG Mail is rendered incompatible after macOS updates:

    While a new major version of may introduce only minor visual changes, the codebase underneath it changes dramatically. Other Mail applications provide a number of functions, plugin developers can leverage to extend the application. These functions are guaranteed not to be changed or if they are, developers are notified in advance in order to adapt their plugins to the changes. This however is not the case for Apple can and does change everything they want whenever they want to. There's no notification of what has changed whatsoever, not even for the developers of the most popular Mail plugins.

    Especially during the beta phase of new major versions of macOS, Apple usually introduces a slew of major internal changes with each beta. So in the worst case, plugin developers have to reverse engineer Mail again and again in order to find new or modified functions they could use to enhance Mail the way they need to. In the worst case, those changes can require us to re-reverse engineer most of and rewrite a whole lot of code.

    It's hard to tell when there will be an official (beta) release of GPG Mail for macOS Catalina. But we linked your discussion with the corresponding ticket and will update you as we have news.


  2. 2 Posted by jb on 07 Aug, 2019 12:53 PM

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    Hello Steve,

    thank you so much für this enlightening answer.
    I can wait until there’s a beta of GPG Mail or even a final version after Catalina is released sometime this fall – especially since I appreciate your work / application very much.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 07 Aug, 2019 02:05 PM

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    Note that you can use GPG Services as a workaround for the time being.

  4. 4 Posted by djpadz on 16 Aug, 2019 10:06 PM

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    So, we should not expect any beta versions until the final release, either?



  5. Steve closed this discussion on 09 Oct, 2019 09:49 AM.

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