Future RagTime version with full support for macOS Catalina. We
continue to work with priority on Catalina support for RagTime
and expect to finish it next summer.
Dear RagTime user,
We would like to thank you for your confidence in our software.
In the following we have important information for RagTime users
about macOS Catalina.
We wish all our customers and business partners a Merry Christmas
and a healthy and successful New Year 2020.
Your RagTime.de team
RagTime statement for macOS Catalina
An upcoming RagTime version will completely support macOS Catalina.
Starting with the 6.6 versions, we have been adapting RagTime
step by step to the macOS Cocoa 64-bit environment. We continue
to work with priority on Catalina support for RagTime and expect
to finish it next summer.
We recommend to wait with the macOS upgrade until the RagTime
64-bit version is available. Alternatively, RagTime with macOS High
Sierra or Mojave can also be used in a virtual environment (VMware
Fusion or Parallels).
Customers who are still working with RagTime 6.5 or older are
recommended to upgrade to the current RagTime version 6.6 (subject
to an upgrade fee) so that RagTime runs smoothly. Only RagTime
6.6 users receive free RagTime support.
Will a RagTime 64-bit upgrade be free?
No. Prices for future upgrades are not yet known. However,
there will be a price scale in which current RagTime 6.6 users
will pay significantly less than customers with older versions.
Accidently installed macOS Catalina installiert – what to do?
Since RagTime does not run under macOS Catalina, you need to go
back to the previous macOS operating system version. Unfortunately
this is quite complex, many users cannot do it on their own,
so an Apple expert has to do the restore.
In advance we recommend the purchase of a USB hard drive to perform
a complete backup with TimeMachine. The backup is required because
the old operating system hard disk must be deleted during the
The following steps are necessary for the restore:
Create an additional backup (Time machine to a new USB hard
Start the Mac in Recovery Mode (by pressing the Option key
Delete the partition with the operating system (by Disk Utility
from within the Recovery Mode)
Reinstall OS X (from the Recovery Mode)
The operating system originally supplied on the Mac will be reinstalled.
This can take a long time as it is done over the Internet
After the original operating system has been reinstalled,
you can upgrade to a newer macOS (e.g. Mojave)
Restore the data from TimeMachine with the “Migration
As you can see, this is unfortunately very complex, as a complete
reinstallation and restore is necessary. Therefore we recommend
to make an additional backup on a new hard disk and to have the
restore done by an Apple expert.
Upgrading older versions to RagTime 6.6.5
For the proper operation of RagTime, and for the support of operating
systems up to macOS Mojave und Windows 10, an upgrade to RagTime
6.6 is required. All prior RagTime versions are qualified for
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PS: RagTime 6.6 customers who have not yet installed the current
version can download the free