With the recent macOS nextcloud client update the minimum macOS version was increased to 12.x. This means that Big Sur is not supported anymore which in turn means that my current Macbook Pro (late 2013) is not supported anymore.
Trying to downgrade to the legacy macOS client does not work either since macOS BigSur complains about not being able to scan the package for malicious software and denies the install of the legacy client.
This means I am currently stuck without working nextcloud client. And BTW the update process did not warn me about this in advance…
Does anyone have a suggestion how to get out of this situation short of buying a new laptop? Is downgrading to the last modern client that still supports Big Sur a viable option?
Did you find a reference why the version was increased? My automatic updates didn’t work for some time and I found myself with version 3.2.3 of the client and it said to install the latest 3.10.1 version. However, if that is not supported…, I didn’t know what to do and found no references:
No, I haven’t looked at the sources yet. But, in any case I am not sure if my lack of macOS development background will allow me to really identify the reasons for this minimum version increase. Will post again if I have new information.
I was just asking, because I didn’t find anything quickly and was afraid to have missed something obvious. A user shouldn’t need to go through sources or commit messages to figure out why their system is or is not supported any more.
I do not think that this is entirely correct. According to my knowledge 11.x is still supported by Apple. Unfortunately, I did not find an official statement on the Apple websites. But this is what I found on https://endoflife.date/macos.
Same problem here with macOS Big Sur 11.7.10 getting this message. I’m going to try digdas1 recommendation now. “Nextcloud-22.214.171.12400710-legacy.pkg” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Thank you! I was having the exact same issue, running Big Sur and falling in the compatibility gap after the auto-update broke the app. It is a bit strange that NC devs let something like that happen; at least v. 3.9.4 should be featured on the NC download page for MacOS 11 users.
Now this previous version works OK, and I disabled auto-update in the preferences to avoid future trouble.
I have the same problem, NC autoupdating to a not compatible version (wtf??). Now using GoodSync, which normally wouldn’t make sense. Why is everyone adopting the bad attitudes from Microsoft, Apple & Co.?? I don’t get it…