[OT-ish] Updating MacBook from El Capitan to Sierra to install Xcode 8.3+

Ralph DiMola rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
Sat Aug 5 12:06:34 EDT 2017

Thanks Jerry et al!

I did the upgrade with no problems. I would caution anyone doing this (or any major upgrade/install) is to be patient. The install progress bar froze for an hour or more. It appeared to be cut into stone with no estimated time to completion. This was after the install progress bar logged that there were 20 minutes left for about 1.5 hours. I went to bed and in the am it was finished and I logged in with no problems. 

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Jerry Jensen via use-livecode
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2017 10:41 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Cc: Jerry Jensen
Subject: Re: [OT-ish] Updating MacBook from El Capitan to Sierra to install Xcode 8.3+

As others have said, Sierra (10.12.x) is good old (?) HFS+. High Sierra (10.13.x) introduces APFS and is still in developer preview beta.

I have upgraded 8 or so macs to Sierra with few problems. My biggest headache was going from 10.12.5 to 10.12.6 on only one machine that got in a fight with an ancient hp printer driver kext. That was a B#$^%^ to find. Other than that its been smooth. You have already CCC’ed to a fresh drive, so you shouldn’t have any rotten bits. CCC is indispensable!

> On Aug 3, 2017, at 12:28 PM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> I'm going to do this Friday night and was looking for any 
> advice/tricks to make this go smooth(as much as possible). I have read 
> about a few disasters online when upgrading from HFS+ to the new APFS file system.

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