When is there going to be an newer version of Workbench to work with Mavericks? Workbench 1.75 is almost 20 months old. I need to migrate workbench from my XP pc really soon (Microsoft is stopping supporting XP in a couple of days). I have a brand new 15" Macbook Pro Retina that I want to use.
Workbench Version For Mavericks
Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:55 PM
There is not going to be any further development on the original workbench software.
I find this to be a very frustrating response. I realize line 6 is in business to make money, but historically people retain analog guitars for very long periods time and I would think line 6's business model would hope people would keep their digital guitars for a long period of time. Part of that long term commitment is I spend my hard earned $'s to buy line 6 equipment and line 6 supports it for a long period of time. Line 6 has chosen to use the "personal computer" to provide a critical, highly marketed component (Workbench) of the variax guitar line of equipment. Changing/evolving operating systems is a given in the computer world that line 6 operates in. I am pissed off that 3 1/2 years after I bought my Variax 600 new, a critical component is SOL. I expect I am going to soon find out that my PodXT pro won't work with my MBP either. That is something I will explore at a later date. I have been a loud proponent of Line 6 equipment with everyone I talk to about music but this experience is souring me on Line 6. I wonder what the people who have spent $1.5K to $5K+ will think when in a couple of years down the road line 6 chooses not to support the operating system they are using for workbench!!!!
Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:16 AM
the original variax was released in 2003, the current software will still be available for download, and there are a number of ways to use it.
Other users have reportedly had it working on mavericks without issue, but there is always bootcamp, parallels, other VM software, or even a 10.8 or lower version of the mac osx.
I've explicitly seen other users proclaiming working software on mavericks, so it's likely that you just need to get Java correct under the hood.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:32 AM
Unless we all want to spend a whole lot of time being disappointed, we may as well get used to the idea of increasingly short product lifespans. Ever changing technology has made rapid obsolescence the new normal. One could debate all day long what companies "should" do with regard to older product platforms...but in the end it won't matter, as all decision making is ultimately driven by $$$. I just don't get too attatched to anything anymore...there's no point. Fight it if you like, but you're gonna lose.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:58 AM
Funny how no-one questions the need for constant OS updates - everyone else has to follow Microsoft, who are also in it for the money. How long do you expect support for given the constant updates that MS and particularly Apple keep throwing out?
I don't believe MS have an 'off' switch built into their OSs, so I expect XP will work happily after the support date ends.
Personally I would look into dual-booting the Mac so you can have a Windows XP partition.
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