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How to install the SoftRAID driver with macOS Catalina (10.5.1)

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SoftRAID and macOS 10.15 Catalina
#1
With macOS 10.15 Catalina due to be released soon, I would appreciate any information you have about compatibility with SoftRAID. It will help me prepare for the installation.

Thank you.
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#2
The latest Catalina beta's no longer work with 5.7.5.
So we are going to have a SoftRAID 6 beta publically available. We will release 6.0 when we feel it is ready.
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#3
Thank you for the information. It is helpful.
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#4
Note to self, don't upgrade to Catalina on release.
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#5
I think this is one that should be delayed until .1 or .2. Apple is still making significant changes to the beta. There were still bugs in the last version that I consider significant in obvious places.
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#6
(09-09-2019, 10:07 PM)SoftRAID Support Wrote: I think this is one that should be delayed until .1 or .2. Apple is still making significant changes to the beta. There were still bugs in the last version that I consider significant in obvious places.

Your observations echo what I have read elsewhere. I play to not upgrade right away. I appreciate your comments.
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#7
I've read that GM build of Catalina is now available, with the 10/5 release date. I'm wondering whether current version of Softraid is compatible with the macOS, or I should install the beta version of Softraid 6.
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#8
Catalina may be released soon. Once the GM candiate is available to developers, it is generally a week or so before release.

This latest beta does not allow the SoftRAID driver to be installed. (the version licensed to Apple for compatibility purposes always loads)

We will work on a solution to this.

I recommend users wait until 10.15.1, and also a release of SoftRAID for Catalina. Doubly so, as you will not be able to rebuild volumes, there will not be error notifications and RAID 5 performance will be slower as a result.

Catalina has made very significant changes deep in the kernel. It seems likely that kernel level bugs remain that were not addressed in the GM, so this release is probably one of those releases that it's wise to be patient and let others discover the problems.
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(10-04-2019, 10:03 PM)SoftRAID Support Wrote: Catalina may be released soon. Once the GM candiate is available to developers, it is generally a week or so before release.

This latest beta does not allow the SoftRAID driver to be installed. (the version licensed to Apple for compatibility purposes always loads)

We will work on a solution to this.

I recommend users wait until 10.15.1, and also a release of SoftRAID for Catalina. Doubly so, as you will not be able to rebuild volumes, there will not be error notifications and RAID 5 performance will be slower as a result.

Catalina has made very significant changes deep in the kernel. It seems likely that kernel level bugs remain that were not addressed in the GM, so this release is probably one of those releases that it's wise to be patient and let others discover the problems.

As the beta becomes available, what's the best way to get notified?
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(10-04-2019, 10:03 PM)SoftRAID Support Wrote: This release is probably one of those releases that it's wise to be patient and let others discover the problems.

As one of those 'others' who has been happily running Catalina betas on a spare machine, and upgraded the machine with the Thunderbay already...

Any ETA on a compatible Beta? 5.7.5 seems to work OK, beyond the ugly red '!' on the icon.

Thanks,
-Zandr
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