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Latest Cumulus MX release 3.8.4 (build 3094) - 14 September 2020 (please see announcement regarding releases since 3.5.0)
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Migrating from PC to MacBook Air

From build 3044 the development baton passed to Mark Crossley. Mark has been responsible for all the Builds since. He has made the code available on GitHub. It is Mark's hope that others will join in this development, but at the very least he welcomes your ideas for future developments (see Cumulus MX Development suggestions).

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Migrating from PC to MacBook Air

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I have been an occasional but happy user of Cumulus on a PC Laptop with a Davis Vantage Vu. I am now migrating to a MacBook Air running the latest Mac Catalina OS. I cannot work out how to install Cumulus on the Mac (what seemed to be a multi-platform download link, is rejected by the Mac as being a Windows program). Help please! I am not a computer whizz so I would probably need to be told what is obvious to others.

Also, assuming I can get the program running, is it possible to move the PC history files to the Mac, to get a seamless record on the new machine?

Thanks.

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Re: Migrating from PC to MacBook Air

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I am not sure what link you are talking about but if it is a link to Cumulus 1 that is a Windows program only.

However Cumulus MX should run on a Mac Air and if you search the forum there are various topics on how to install it.
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Re: Migrating from PC to MacBook Air

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David,

Thanks. It is the latest release of Cumulus MX I am talking about. I start with the link for Cumulus MX on the download page and that gets me nowhere. None of the files in the download look as if they are Mac related. Although you say there are topics on the forum that will help, frankly I can't find search terms that get me to them and they are lost in a mass of other stuff.

Regards
Philip

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Re: Migrating from PC to MacBook Air

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You just need the CumulusMXDist zip file - CumulusMX.exe is the executable for all platforms.

On the Mac you will need to install Mono to run Cumulus (https://www.mono-project.com/docs/getti ... stall/mac/)

Then the command line to run Cumulus is...
> sudo mono CumulusMX.exe

And that is all I know about MacOS! I have never run it myself.

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Re: Migrating from PC to MacBook Air

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Mark,

Thank you for your kind efforts on my behalf. However, this looks like a bridge too far for me. I went through the stages you suggested to find Sudo called for a password (other than my computer's). I think I'm going to look for an app that has a one click native Mac installer and in the meantime stay with my laptop PC just for Cumulus.After all my notion for the Mac was to simplify and speed up my computing! Many thanks anyway.

Regards Philip

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