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7. The Road Ahead II

We’ve made progress in our 5-year journey to bring U&I Software products to Apple’s Cocoa platform. Creative ToolboX (CTX) recreations of our most popular programs MetaSynth and ArtMatic (Designer+Voyager) have been released. All of them have had multiple free upgrades and are now humming along with each at version 1.1. ArtMatic CTX 1.2 is now…
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6. Big Sur Update II

ArtMatic CTX 1.1 (Designer, Voyager, Explorer) has been released to CTX 1.0 customer accounts. This is a free upgrade. If you have not upgraded your software before, please read the Updates section of the Support page on this site. As you may know these were “unexpected” projects. In November, we were in the middle of…
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5. Great CTX News!

UPDATE: ArtMatic CTX 1.1 (Designer, Voyager, Explorer) has been released to CTX 1.0 customer accounts. This is a free upgrade. If you have not upgraded your software before, please read the Updates section of the Support page on this site. ——————————————————————- ArtMatic CTX 1.1 (Designer, Voyager, Explorer) build 3, and MetaSynth CTX 1.0 build 6…
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4. Big Sur Update

4 weeks later and no response from Apple regarding our paid Developer Support ticket. Two case managers at Apple have attempted to get a response. No Dice. Eric has found out how to get the installers to work on BS, and has come up with an alternate way to work around Apple’s user interface drawing…
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3. CTX 1.0 Continues

Eric continues to work daily on his 4-year journey to recreate his discontinued Carbon products for Apple’s Cocoa environment. Make sure to read blogs 1. and 2. for a sense of this journey and what CTX 1.0 products are. Bottom line, Apple chose to break with the past and align the Mac brand with their…
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2. CTX 1.0 Is Arriving

The Creative ToolboX (CTX) Product Line: All U&I products are being rebuilt for Apple’s “COCOA only” Macintosh operating systems 10.15 (Catalina) and beyond, plus Windows 10 to ensure years of future use. The new products will have CTX (Creative ToolboX) in their names and start again at version 1.0 Our experience Cocoa and AppKit on…
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1. The Road Ahead

The Future of U&I Software on the Macintosh Computer: As most of you know, Apple has discontinued support for legacy products built for the CARBON platforms [MacOS 9, MacOS X 10.0 through MacOS 10.13, and sort of MacOS 10.14 (Mojave)]. Apple pitched this transition as easy, it isn’t. Worse yet, customers have been pitched that MacOS…
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