Nextcloud 3.5.1 and MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6

Just tried to update the Nextcloud desktop client on MacOS 10.13.6 and it crashes when I try to start it.

The system requirements for the latest version have been increased to 10.14 according to this GitHub issue…

https://github.com/nextcloud/desktop/issues/4567#issuecomment-1130351259

It seems they are using a feature in the most recent version , which isn’t available in older versions of macOS.

In general you should use an OS version that is still supported by the manufacturer in order to be able to always use the latest version of the Desktop Client. Btw. High Sierra is End of Life since November 2020 and has not received any security updates since then…

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Your response implies throwing away perfectly good working hardware.
Are there any other solutions or work arounds for this situation available?

I’m just saying what the facts are. And yes companies like Apple and recently also Microsoft make hardware partly obsolete when they stop supporting it. It’s even more dramatic with smartphones and tablets or IOT devices. On older x86 Apple computers, you can at least still install alternative operating systems like Linux. An iPhone can only be used as a paperweight after Apple has discontinued support.

Of course, you can still use the device with the unsupported OS. However, doing so is not only a security risk, but less and less current software will run on it over time. That’s one of the reasons why I use standard x86 hardware with Linux. With that I can mostly decide when to buy a new device.

Install Linux!?

Sorry when I don’t have a better answer for this. But if Apple doesn’t offer any OS upgrades for your specific model anymore, there are only three feasable options imho:

  • buy a new device
  • install another OS like Linux
  • stick with the old version of macOS and use software versions that still support it

Not sure, but maybe there are also hacky ways to install a newer macOS version on unsupported Apple hardware. Can’t help with that but it would certainly be novel having a hackintosh on genuine Apple hardware :wink:

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So Linux is the way to go.
Alright so be it.
Thanx for the swift reply!

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June 1

[https://help.nextcloud.com/letter_avatar_proxy/v4/letter/a/7bcc69/40.png]antoinem01:
Your response implies throwing away perfectly good working hardware.

I’m just saying what the facts are. And yes companies like Apple and
recently also Microsoft make hardware partly obsolete when they stop
supporting it. It’s even more dramatic with smartphones and tablets or
IOT devices. On older x86 Apple computers, you can at least still
install alternative operating systems like Linux. An iPhone you will
only be able to use as a paperweight if it gets no more support.

Of course, you can still use the device with the unsupported software,
with all the consequences that entails. The consequences of this are
not only that there are more and more security holes over time, but
also that more and more current software will no longer work. That’ one
of the reasons why I use standard x86 hardware with Linux. Because with
that I can mostly decide when to buy a new device and not the
manufacturer.

[https://help.nextcloud.com/letter_avatar_proxy/v4/letter/a/7bcc69/40.png]antoinem01:
Are there any other solutions or work arounds for this situation
available?

Install Linux? Sorry when I don’t have a better answer for this. But if
Apple doesn’t offer any OS upgrades for your specific model, there are
only three feasable options:

  • stick with the old version of macOS and use software versions that
    still support it

  • buy a new device

  • install another OS like Linux

Or other workaround: syncthing or btsync/resillio
These are marked steps back in time.

Sure you could use other solutions instead of Nextcloud or you could simply continue to use an older version of the Nextcloud client that is still working with your macOS version. But all this does not change the fact that you are using an unsupported OS that has not received any security updates for almost two years. And no software vendor will guarantee you that you will be able to run future releases of their software on it…

I guess you are right.

It just bothers me to no end to throw out perfectly good hardware.
Eventually I’ll move to Linux. Feels better anyway.

Think I will move to Proton and their suite of services. To me this gives
the same services as my current NC instance and at same price point too.