Catalina + Parallels 15

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    Graham B

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro The Canada's

    Has anyone been able to successfully set up and use the release version of Catalina on Parallels 15?
    Running on 10.14.6 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)

    Rendering in most applications is terrible and I'm wondering if it is Parallels or Catalina thats having the problem

    Example of Creative Cloud

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    Example of safari

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    Example of Visual Studio Code - Apparent replacement for extend script on Catalina.

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    I feel like it is a Parallels issue as all the apps run ok locally (10.14.6)

  2. Jean-Yves P

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (France, Besançon)

    I've always wondering if it is possible to emulate a macos more recent in parallel than the one you're running outside of the virtual machine ?

  3. Greg O

    Oct 8 Xojo Inc

    @Jean-YvesPochez I've always wondering if it is possible to emulate a macos more recent in parallel than the one you're running outside of the virtual machine ?

    Yes

  4. Douglas H

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    But you may need to upgrade Parallels for maximum compatibility/performance. Or at least that is what they want you to believe...

  5. Graham B

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro The Canada's

    Parallels 15 is the latest version I can see of. I'm looking into installing Catalina on an external drive, I just have to find one that will work now.

  6. Dave S

    Oct 8 San Diego, California USA

    @Graham B I'm looking into installing Catalina on an external drive

    LOL.... just don't use a "bus-powered USB" drive... .I learned the hard way

  7. Douglas H

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    Yes, version 15 was recently released and what they recommend for use with Catalina either as the host macOS, or as a guest OS.

  8. Graham B

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro The Canada's

    I only have usb 3 powered external drives (cannot seem to find support for thunderbolt 2 anymore)
    Will that not work?

  9. Horst J

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe, Germany, Stuttgart

    Safari has the same problems.
    My hardware:
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
    3,1 GHz Intel Core i7
    16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
    Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB
    Radeon Pro 560 4096 MB

    Parallels Desktop Version 15.0.0 (46967)
    My VM settings are:
    2 Processors
    4096 MB RAM
    Graphics: 512 MB, optimal for Retina display, automatically change graphics card

  10. Norman P

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro great-white-software.com/blog

    Safari 13 has had some weird issues on my machine as well
    Esp when moving a window between displays
    I often see what should be "behind" punched through to the foreground and the window title bar disappear
    A couple clicks, one off safari then back on it, usually restores things

    I've reported it to Apple but never heard anything back

  11. Michael D

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    Oddly, Parallels and VMWare Fusion have very poor GPU emulation for macOS VMs (the GPU emulation for Windows VMs however is quite good). As a result, lots of features won't work well or at all on a VM of macOS. I keep hoping they'll improve this.

  12. Gurdip G

    Oct 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro http://www.nextgenoffices.com

    I am currently using it on my early MacBook and it works perfectly. Even gaming on it is usable with
    the latest version on Catalina.

  13. Graham B

    Oct 9 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro The Canada's

    partition my external drive and installed Catalina on to that.
    Everything appears to be running better. So it was Parallels that was the problem

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