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We’ve just released Light Blue 2020.1.4, which adds more new features and some bug fixes.
You can update to Light Blue 2020.1.4 by using the “Check For Updates” command from within Light Blue. You’ll find that in the Light Blue menu if you’re on a Mac, or in the Help menu if you’re using Windows. You can also download the installer for the latest version of Light Blue by logging into your account on our website.
Here’s a list of the changes that we’ve made in this update:
The macOS auto-updater no longer includes an “automatically download and install updates” option and will always display the release notes. This applies to checking for updates from this version onwards: you need to install this update before you’ll see the change.
Removed currency symbols from CSV exports for our predefined reports.
The “Export Email Addreses” command now includes the contact’s company name in the export.
Shoot session descriptions that contain ampersands now display properly in their collapsed state.
Fixed a bug where using the “Export Email Addresses” command from the Shoots section could fail to use the shoot’s primary contact and instead use a different contact from the same shoot.
Fixed a database error that could occur when using “shoot next appointment X” fields for linked shoots in the query dialog.
Fixed a crash that could occur on Macs running versions of macOS older than macOS 10.12 Sierra.
Apple is currently beta testing their next big macOS update, macOS Big Sur, and is likely to release it in the next few weeks. Big Sur is one of the biggest updates to macOS in recent years and includes lots of user interface changes as well as big changes to some of the key technologies behind the scenes.
We’ve been testing Light Blue 2020.1 with the macOS Big Sur betas and Light Blue appears to work well with it. However, please read on for our usual health warning about the dangers of installing a major operating system update as soon as it’s available!
As with all major operating system updates, it is a very sensible idea to be cautious about updating your computers until Apple have had a chance to fix some of the bugs that will inevitably be present in the first version of macOS Big Sur. Although our testing of Light Blue 2020.1 on macOS Big Sur has been positive so far, there is every chance that Apple could change something that breaks compatibility or that we’ve missed something because we can’t test every conceivable combination of devices and settings.
If you rely on Light Blue to run your business, we would therefore recommend holding off from updating your operating system as soon as macOS Big Sur is available. At the very least, if you really really want to update on day one, make sure that you have at least one computer on the ‘old’ operating system until you’ve had a chance to test that all of the features that you depend on are fully functional.
Also, please note that our testing has been has been focussed on the latest version of our desktop app. The vast majority of our customers are already using Light Blue 2020.1, and if you’re using older version of our desktop then please update to the latest version to ensure that you’re able to take advantage of all of the new features and bug fixes that we’ve been adding. You can update the desktop app by using the ‘Check for updates’ command (in the ‘Light Blue’ menu if you’re on a Mac, or in the ‘Help’ menu if you’re using it on Windows).