macOS Catalina Patcher - Changelog

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1.0b1 - 6/24/2019

• Initial release

1.0b2 - 6/24/2019

• Fixed a compatibility issue with Mac OS X version 10.6 through 10.8

1.0b3 - 6/25/2019

• Removed the need to set the boot-args key of your NVRAM before installation

1.0b4 - 6/26/2019

• Fixed a crashing issue some users may experience

1.0b5 - 6/30/2019

• Added an all-new post-install tool, which will now be applied automatically after the system is installed

1.0b6 - 7/1/2019

• Updated the Legacy Video Card Patch

1.0b7 - 7/5/2019

• Added a new patch for legacy Marvell Ethernet controllers
• Added a new patch for legacy Intel Parallel-ATA/IDE controllers
• Updated the Legacy Video Card Patch

1.0b8 - 7/10/2019

• Patch Updater, a program used to update and re-install system patches, is now included with Catalina Patcher

1.0b9 - 7/11/2019

• Software APFS booting implementation is now included, and now no longer requires native APFS BootROM support to run Catalina

1.0b10 - 7/14/2019

• An option to disable the software APFS booter is included, allowing installation of it to be skipped even on machines on which it is required
• Fixed an issue where the kextcache may not get rebuilt after automatic installation of post-install patches

1.0b11 - 7/16/2019

• Updated to add support for Catalina Developer Preview 4/Public Beta 3

1.0.1 - 7/23/2019

• First non-beta release
• All installation methods are now fully implemented
• Added logging functionality in order to pinpoint issues if they do occur

1.0.2 - 7/25/2019

• Fixed an issue with the in-place installation feature
• In-place installation now no longer requires a machine with native APFS BootROM support

1.0.3 - 7/31/2019

• Added support for Catalina Developer Preview 5/Public Beta 4

1.0.4 - 8/3/2019

• Fixed an issue with a portion of the in-place installation feature
• Improved logging verbosity, and error handling

1.0.5 - 8/8/2019

• Fixed an issue with a portion of the in-place installation feature

1.0.6 - 8/9/2019

• Added a new boot disk selection feature for machines that do not support APFS booting natively, allowing you to easily switch between multiple macOS installations on different APFS volumes

1.0.7 - 8/20/2019

• Added support for Catalina Developer Preview 6/Public Beta 5

1.0.8 - 8/21/2019

• Fixed an issue where performing a forced cache rebuild using the Post-install tool may result in an unbootable system
• Added an option to allow users to disable the automatic Post-install patch installation feature for debugging purposes

1.0.9 - 8/28/2019

• Added support for Catalina Developer Preview 7/Public Beta 6

1.1.0 - 8/29/2019

• Improved the macOS installer app downloader implementation
• Fixed a potential prelinkedkernel rebuild issue with the post-install tool

1.1.1 - 9/10/2019

• Added new fixes for Legacy Video Card patches
• Added support for Catalina Developer Preview 8/Public Beta 7

1.1.2 - 9/11/2019

• More improvements made to the Legacy Video Card patches, drastically reducing the size of the application

1.1.3 - 9/23/2019

• Added official support for Catalina Developer Preview 9/Public Beta 8

1.1.4 - 9/24/2019

• Fixed an issue where the kextcache may not get rebuilt properly after applying post-install patches

1.1.5 - 9/25/2019

• Fixed a compatibility issue with the Legacy Video Card Patch and Catalina Developer Preview 9/Public Beta 8

1.1.6 - 10/7/2019

• Added support for the final release of Catalina
• Fixed minor UI inconsistencies
• Fixed an issue with the APFS booter during the installation process

1.1.7 - 10/8/2019

• Fixed an issue where the installation of Catalina would not work properly on machines using an encrypted APFS volume with the APFS booter

1.1.8 - 10/15/2019

• Added installer app support for macOS 10.15.0 w/ supplemental update (app version 15.0.33)
• Added new Volume Control Patch for some iMac systems
• Fixed an issue with the APFS booter implementation

1.1.9 - 10/15/2019

• Fixed an issue with the Legacy Video Card Patch

1.2.0 - 10/19/2019

• Added new SSE4.2 emulator, "MouSSE" by Syncretic, which fixes the compatibility issue with newer Metal-compatible AMD video cards and the MacPro3,1

1.2.1 - 10/29/2019

• Added support for Catalina version 10.15.1

1.2.2 - 11/1/2019

• Updated the Legacy Video Card Patch, fixing an issue where users may experience crashes when using Notification Center on machines with non-Metal video cards

1.2.3 - 11/2/2019

• Updated the Legacy Video Card Patch, finally fixing the long-present grey Menu Bar and Finder Sidebar issues users would experience in Light Mode with non-Metal video cards. Huge thanks to @ASentientBot and @testheit for their work on developing these patches

1.3.0 - 12/11/2019

• Added support for Catalina version 10.15.2
• Added a feature to detect whether or not certain Mac models need to have newer system firmware installed