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This is a document being compiled by Macworld about compatibility issues with Snow Leopard. Feel free to contribute.


Software that breaks under Snow Leopard

  • 1Password 2 (Works in all browsers except Safari (64-bit). Version 3, fixes this. More info here)
  • Cyberduck 3.2.1, 3.3b1 Nightly build works
  • Glims (build 19)
  • Inquisitor 3.2 (v61)
  • Juniper Network Connect (Due to a change in Snow Leopard's Java stack, according to this thread.)
  • iStat Menus 1.1 and 1.0
  • TypeIt4Me is broken, but an update is due out Friday.
  • WindowShade (or APE and everything that requires it)
  • SCPlugin, a Contextual Menu Item, will have to be rewritten as a Service
  • Plaxo, sync your addressbook with plaxo service
  • PlugSuit
  • Photoshop 7.0

Software that's been updated for Snow Leopard

Software with some compatibility issues

  • BetterZip 1.8.1 (Problems opening TAR and variants - Other formats seem to work)
  • Mail bundles such as Mail.appetizer and Letterbox appear to be dead.
  • MailTags is in alpha, might only be available by mailing list
  • Shimo (Shimo and Cisco VPN client need to be reinstalled, but then it seems to work)
  • Support for Input Managers is reputedly gone in 64-bit, so restart the related application in 32-bit mode (via Get Info panel).
  • FileMaker Pro 10 and FileMaker Pro 10 Advanced
   * Using AppleScript to open .fp7 files, does not open the file; AppleScript command "open file" is now "open"  
   * Unable to export Excel (*.xls) installed on Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
  • FileMaker Server 10 and FileMaker Server 10 Advanced
   * Installing FileMaker Server 10 and FileMaker Server 10 Advanced on Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Net Nanny for Mac 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 2.0.1, and 2.0.2, think that plugging in a Hard Drive is chatting.

System Preferences

Third-party System Preferences panes that aren't yet 64-bit capable

(When opening a non-64-bit pane, System Preferences will tell you that in order to load the pane, System Preferences will have to quit and relaunch in 32-bit mode.)

(Not 100% sure, but it seems as though 32-bit pref panes that auto-update don't necessarily do so *unless* you launch in 32-bit mode.)

  • Automatic
  • Connect 360
  • FunctionFlip (and it doesn't quite work right either)
  • GeekTool 2.1.2
  • MacFuse 2.0.3
  • SteerMouse 3.9
  • TypeIt4Me - Update will be released before Friday.
  • The 'Processor' pane (not exactly 3rd party, but it had to be obtained from the Developer folder)
  • Net Nanny (All Versions)
  • Zino Reader 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0

Third-party System Preferences panes updated to 64-bit status

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