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Title: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: jurgenfd on September 13, 2008, 02:51:57 PM
Beersmith is a program I can't do without and the only program for me I can't run natively on my Mac.

Emulation has been good today but is flakey at other times. Seriously I keep a 10 year old laptop running MS just for this program. I bought other Mac software like Beersmith but didn't like it as much.

I didn't find a topic here about nagging Brad about it so I started one;-) I realize it's not a trivial port.

Please sign this petition... Any macies out there?
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on September 13, 2008, 03:28:36 PM
Hi,
  I'm working on it (slowly).  I'm actually doing a complete rewrite of BeerSmith on a cross platform development library so it can run on the Mac.  However, it is a really large project and will take some time...

Thanks,
Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: Angry on December 02, 2008, 05:19:48 AM
I will add my voice to the cause of Beersmith for Mac.
Great program, probably the best out there, can't wait to see it designed and running on stylish Mac interface.
Any news on progress?
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: grabman on December 12, 2008, 11:18:11 PM
This is the best news I've seen in ages!

I loaded VMware Fusion and windoze on my Mac just so I can run BeerSmith.  I tried Mac brewing software but it just doesn't cut it.

If you want testers let me know be keen to help

Grabman
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: rbraunberger on December 16, 2008, 04:32:52 PM
Ya We Need Beer Smith for Mac.  I purchased BeerSmith for my PC.  It took a crap so I bought a new MacBook Pro.  And now I dont have my Beer Smith!!!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on December 16, 2008, 06:47:48 PM
I'm working on it - it is a large project involving a complete rewrite, but I chip a little bit off each day.

Cheers,
Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: altgeeky1 on December 22, 2008, 01:50:06 PM
1) Interesting... does the crossplatform library permit other OS systems, such as Linux?

2) To add something to the earlier posts, you folks did see this  correct? :
http://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX/Installing

Assuming your OS X is Intel (only, no PPC) and you have the patience to install WINE (not hard), it could provide a lot better performance. WINE is how I run BeerSmith, under Linux. WINE is about the same on OS X so it should work fine... this would be better than firing up an old Win98 laptop, or running under a full copy of Windows under Virtual PC etc.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on December 22, 2008, 06:57:40 PM
Hi,
  1) Yes, I'm using wxWidgets which works native in Windows, Linux and Mac. 
  2) Yes, I believe you can use Wine to run BeerSmith under Mac.  I have not tried it myself, but I believe some people have.

Cheers,
Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: grabman on February 04, 2009, 05:25:29 AM
just curious, how goes the work on Mac version?

 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on February 04, 2009, 06:31:33 AM
Going well,
  Earliest for release would be next fall.  Its a massive effort to rewrite the entire platform, plus add many of the features people have wanted to have over the years.

Cheers,
Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: rbraunberger on March 24, 2009, 04:46:43 PM
Will those of us who purchased BeerSmith in PC formate have to repurchase the MacOS version, or will we be able to change our Operating System and keep our same registration.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on March 24, 2009, 08:47:13 PM
Hi,
  We have not set the price, but the new version will be available as an upgrade, likely at a discount for existing users.

   I plan to have the registration codes work across both systems for those who have a Mac and PC.

Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: kc9hej on May 12, 2009, 09:13:35 AM
BTW, MAC users, I use a program called "Crossover" which runs Beersmith on my MAC in Leopard without starting any virtual machine. Its fast and I can print to my MAC printers, or export right to my "Documents" folder. It runs as a normal application, which means you can size it and move it just like any MAC app. Crossover can run pretty much any windows application this way. I believe it used the "Wine" platform under the covers, but I did not have to install or configure Wine for this to work.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on May 12, 2009, 05:16:16 PM
For the Mac folks - you will be happy to hear that I have an early version of BeerSmith working on my Mac now.  Still lots of work to do before a formal release, but it is moving forward.

VR
Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: o.m. on May 20, 2009, 06:23:55 AM
Hi!

I´ve installed Wine, and also XQuartz, but I really don´t understand how to use these program to run Beersmith.exe on my Macbook (OS 10.5.7), is there anybody out there that can help me out?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: Want2Brew on July 10, 2009, 01:59:45 PM
For the Mac folks - you will be happy to hear that I have an early version of BeerSmith working on my Mac now.  Still lots of work to do before a formal release, but it is moving forward.

VR
Brad

Great news! If you are looking for beta testers I would be interested. I have heard that Beer Smith is the best and I can't wait to try it out.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: ubermick on July 23, 2009, 06:49:54 PM
For the Mac folks - you will be happy to hear that I have an early version of BeerSmith working on my Mac now.  Still lots of work to do before a formal release, but it is moving forward.

VR
Brad
PHENOMENAL!!

Customers are lining up, ready to make the hard work (hopefully!) worth it. Can't !@$@ WAIT!!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: davelouw on August 08, 2009, 01:15:56 AM
Definitely interested in this as well as I just switched over and find Beer Alchemy to be lacking all the features I've come to know and love in BeerSmith.

Any news on a possible beta?  I'm also a software developer and can promise you high quality testing with well documented and actionable feedback.

Dave.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: simphoto02 on August 09, 2009, 02:34:44 PM
I would LOVE to volunteer for a Beta Test deal. IF and/or WHEN it is available I would love a stab at it.

Please HURRY!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: shpxnvz on August 17, 2009, 08:24:33 PM
Here's another Mac user anxiously awaiting the port/rewrite.  Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: kc9hej on August 27, 2009, 08:00:41 AM
Hi!

I´ve installed Wine, and also XQuartz, but I really don´t understand how to use these program to run Beersmith.exe on my Macbook (OS 10.5.7), is there anybody out there that can help me out?

Thanks in advance!

Still need some help? email me at zmallory@mac.com. I have done this a few times both manually and using crossover (which is awesome).
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: o.m. on November 08, 2009, 05:57:42 PM
Hi!

I´ve installed Wine, and also XQuartz, but I really don´t understand how to use these program to run Beersmith.exe on my Macbook (OS 10.5.7), is there anybody out there that can help me out?

Thanks in advance!

Still need some help? email me at zmallory@mac.com. I have done this a few times both manually and using crossover (which is awesome).

Thanks a lot, I just read your comment, and found out that Crossover was a program, and it worked. :)
Just using the trial now, but if it works, I will buy it.

Any news on a estimated release of a BeerSmith for OSX?
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: Smurfe on November 13, 2009, 10:36:28 AM
I am sure I have posted in other threads the same desire but I am another Beersmith user that went Mac and really miss it. I'll be in line to upgrade!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: ubermick on February 19, 2010, 12:05:25 PM
For the Mac folks - you will be happy to hear that I have an early version of BeerSmith working on my Mac now.  Still lots of work to do before a formal release, but it is moving forward.

VR
Brad

Brad, 10 months on... any update?!?
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: Smurfe on February 25, 2010, 04:28:07 AM
Hi!

I´ve installed Wine, and also XQuartz, but I really don´t understand how to use these program to run Beersmith.exe on my Macbook (OS 10.5.7), is there anybody out there that can help me out?

Thanks in advance!

Still need some help? email me at zmallory@mac.com. I have done this a few times both manually and using crossover (which is awesome).

Thanks a lot, I just read your comment, and found out that Crossover was a program, and it worked. :)
Just using the trial now, but if it works, I will buy it.

Any news on a estimated release of a BeerSmith for OSX?

I bought this Crossover program but overall it didn't work for me. I could install and open Beersmith, I can not open the brew sheet or print anything.  :( Mine is on what ever the latest version of Snow Leopard. I'll just continue to wait for the Mac version.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: markeinoz on March 08, 2010, 03:06:07 AM
Hi Brad,

Any news on the OSX beta?

Cheers
Mark E in Oz
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: jeremysavoy on May 12, 2010, 02:25:50 PM
Another Mac user here, tired of running BeerSmith in CrossOver (wine) ... any word on the new Mac version?

BTW, I can't print when running under CrossOver either, I just export my recipe for web using the standard selected format, then view recipe.htm which ends up in my Documents folder, then print via Safari, FF, Chrome, etc
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: Brunswick69 on May 21, 2010, 09:03:29 PM
just got beersmith a couple of weeks ago and love it !!! but my pc just blew up and now i have a mac  :( any word if its coming out soon???? javascript:void(0);
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: DoranS on August 29, 2010, 12:17:54 AM
I've been a BeerSmith user for almost a year and have been watching this thread closely.  Brad, is this project dead?  I am really looking forward to a Mac OS version of your software.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: bmalkow on September 02, 2010, 05:12:19 AM
Any news?
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on September 02, 2010, 09:00:00 PM
No,
  In fact I recently moved onto the project full time.  I'm working 4 days a week on it now and making good progress.  My hope is to release by the end of the year, but it depends on the upcoming testing.

Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: jaylbird on September 14, 2010, 09:53:26 AM
This is good news! I have recently viewed a coworker's copy of the Windows app and I like it. I am available for testing when you're ready.

I am running both a MacBook Pro and a MacMini. My mini has Parallels Desktop running with an XP install. So I could easily get the Windows version, but I only have the XP installed for my wife and daughter (training from MS Publisher to Adobe InDesign). I plan to be Windows-free by the end of this year.

Hopefully testing and a stable release of Beersmith is ready by then too!

Drink on people....
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: boriskane on September 26, 2010, 08:40:19 AM
likewise with the above statement, id be happy to help out with giving the program a test if you ever need it.

really happy that youre making a mac version, cheers mate!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: Tar_Heel_Fan on September 28, 2010, 11:40:11 PM
Brad,

I am excited to hear that you are still working on the Mac version.  I am getting tired of working out my mash schedules by hand.  My heartfelt thanks to you in advance.

C.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: t2000kw on October 02, 2010, 07:35:16 PM
1) Interesting... does the crossplatform library permit other OS systems, such as Linux?

2) To add something to the earlier posts, you folks did see this  correct? :
http://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX/Installing


Codeweavers has a better product than Wine (not free). It is actually based on Wine, but they've spent a lot of time working out Wine's bugs. They also have a version for Linux that works well for me with some Windows programs. (I haven't tested Beer Smith in Linux with it, though.)

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/ (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/)
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: isu664 on October 11, 2010, 03:52:47 PM
I downloaded Crossover but I can't figure out how to start up Beer Smith in it. Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: Da Meegs on November 15, 2010, 07:26:22 AM
Brad - Any update on the MAC version? It's been a while and I'm hoping you are close.

Ken
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: jdrich79 on November 16, 2010, 04:44:46 PM
I downloaded Crossover but I can't figure out how to start up Beer Smith in it. Any help would be appreciated.

I don't know the specific of how or why this works but I clicked on the "Install via C4P" at this link and got it to work. http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/?app_id=3483 (http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/?app_id=3483)

I'm on trial versions of both but have been playing around with it and had no problems.

Waiting to hear when the new Mac version will be released. I hate to spend $40 on Crossover and $30 on BeerSmith if it is going to be out by year end.

Any update on Mac release date?
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on November 17, 2010, 08:15:06 AM
Hi,
   Unfortunately I still don't have the beta out, so it looks like I will not make a release before Christmas.  I'm now shooting to get the beta out before Christmas and have the program ready for release early next year.

  It has been a tough path - duplicating all of the functionality I built into BeerSmith over the last 7 years has not been easy - even now that I'm working on it essentially full time.

  I want to make sure the program is of very high quality, so I'm not going to rush a release.  I'm working very hard to make the Mac and PC versions virtually identical - so there is no difference between the two in functionality or interface.

Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: LaurieGator on December 09, 2010, 04:13:12 PM
Thank you for mentioning the Crossover program to be able to run BeerSmith on the Mac.

I had been keeping BeerSmith on my Hubby's PC and having to kick him off of his computer every time I wanted to brew or update a brewing entry. (Just told him to relax, don't worry and gave him one of my homebrews, LOL!) Now it is currently working on my Mac (with Snow Leopard). I will give it a couple of weeks to make sure it is stable then I will be a super happy camper!

This is still the bestest brewing software I have used! Keep up the great work. I will be happy to upgrade to the Mac version but now that I have the Crossover work-around, I can wait until the Mac version is up and working well :-)
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: rpetrello on December 20, 2010, 11:50:05 AM
Brad,

I'm a Mac-only user, and really like what I've seen of Beersmith photos/videos over other alternative software.  Is a Mac beta in the nearish future going to be a reality?  Any rough ETA?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BohemianDog on January 02, 2011, 02:49:23 PM
Brad - for what its worth, once its available on a mac, I'll be a customer.  Thanks for putting all the hard work into it.  Also, if you're looking for a beta tester, I'm happy to help.  I'm a new brewer, but I'm also in the software business.  Happy to help put it through its paces.  Thanks again.  -John
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on January 02, 2011, 10:37:24 PM
Still working on it - though I've been flooded with questions about the Mac version lately!  I'm close to a beta release, though at the moment I think I have enough volunteers for the beta round.

I'll set a release date once we're into testing.

Cheers,
Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: bschoenb on January 03, 2011, 01:19:00 PM
I just bought the PC version yesterday (keeping a PC barely alive just for Beersmith).. so... I hope we have an "upgrade" version and "pricing"..... 
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: TimmyR on January 15, 2011, 09:37:34 AM
I just installed BeerSmith with Wine running and it worked.  I think  you have to check a few boxes in the Wine Gadgets window, but am not sure which ones exactly.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: Barndillo on February 22, 2011, 01:30:20 AM
Hi Brad,
Will Beersmith for mac (could be called iBeerSmith) be availavle on the App Store or through your web page?

Cheers,
Tom

P.S. Another maccy looking forward to the release.
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on February 22, 2011, 05:56:56 PM
Tom,
 Initially on the web site though I am looking at adding it to the app store once I get through the main release cycle.

Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: bmalkow on April 08, 2011, 07:06:27 AM
Any news from the battlefield?  ;)
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on April 08, 2011, 10:27:24 AM
Good news,
  BeerSmith 2 for the Mac is in beta testing now - a few select people are working with it as we debug and clean it up before release.

Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: SoCalBrewer on April 08, 2011, 12:21:59 PM
Sweet can't wait. Thanks for your hard work. Reserve me a copy
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: grabman on April 09, 2011, 09:24:47 PM
Good news,
  BeerSmith 2 for the Mac is in beta testing now - a few select people are working with it as we debug and clean it up before release.

Brad

good news that is!

still willing to test if you need more help Brad, let me know.

Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: ChadLeBald on April 12, 2011, 05:58:17 PM
Quote
good news that is!

still willing to test if you need more help Brad, let me know.

Likewise here.  Would also love any sort of notification sent my way once it is ready to go live.  Have been holding off purchasing, since I really don't like launching my Windows clone software! :-)
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on April 12, 2011, 09:41:46 PM
Hi,
  If the two of you would drop me a direct email at beersmith (at my beersmith.com domain) - I will add you both to the (now pretty large) group of testers.

  Note to everyone else - please don't bombard me with requests - I have enough testers at the moment!

Brad
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: SCWells72 on April 16, 2011, 12:34:59 PM
Note to everyone else - please don't bombard me with requests - I have enough testers at the moment!

Brad

Brad, now that it's in a decently wide beta, any ETA on the release?  I'm running BeerSmith under Wine on Mac OS X right now, but I'd love to get my hands on the native version with the new UI and feature enhancements!

As always, thanks for the great work!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: MeadowStream on April 27, 2011, 07:11:24 AM
Long time user of ProMash but have given up on PC and moved to Mac.  Just saw BeerSmith on a colleague's PC and it looks great.  When do you think BeerSmith will be ready to sell to Mac brewers?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: MeadowStream on May 02, 2011, 06:55:41 PM
May I purchase beersmith for mac - the beta I mean - and then upgrade to the official release when it is released?  I know you don't need beta testers...but I don't mind putting up with bugs for a while! 
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: jurgenfd on June 19, 2011, 07:13:33 AM
Thanks Brad,

Nice to have your Beersmith 2 on running on the Mac natively! It's looking better than ever. I have started to import the Windows Beersmith 1 beers and ingredients. I really like the new tabbed/windowed options. Looks great on multiple screens. I really hope you can get the remaining issues resolved for the Mac. We had like to help where possible from our end.

Way to go Brad!

Cheers,
Jurgen
Title: Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
Post by: BeerSmith on June 19, 2011, 08:53:44 PM
Thanks,
  I will be releasing a patch this week for the most critical bugs.  It will be available from the main download page.  You can install it right over your existing application - as the data is stored separately in your Documents directory.

  After that I'm going to work off the many smaller items people want changed.

Brad