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XTension Version 9.4.26
Download: XTension v9.4.26 (build 1014) 11/15/2019
NOTE: Due to problems with Apple’s new file API there is no Catalina build of this version. I have had to revert to the older API. Because of file management incompatibilities with the new API this update is recommended for all XTension users. No database format changes are made by this release so reverting to a previous version is as easy as replacing the app. It is not necessary to replace the database with a previous backup version.
Minimum System Version for this release is OSX 10.10
Mac OSX Mojave has changed the requirements for scripting of other applications. You MUST force any script to run that contacts a different application when you upgrade and click “OK” when it asks for permission or your scripts will silently fail when they run later. See the Mojave Support Page for more info.
Mac OSX Catalina As of this moment I do not recommend that anyone update to OSX Catalina. I am supplying a Notarized dmg version of XTension that will run on Catalina. The regular zip file release and any previous release version will likely not run at all. Please see the Catalina Support Page for more info. Many plugins are Catalina capable at this time, probably some you want to use. Please do not update your XTension machine to Catalina at this time.
9.4.26 Change Log
- NEW: Plugin for TP-Link and Kasa devices. Included as part of the standard XTension bundle of build in plugins. This plugin does not require internet access and does not go through the Kasa cloud to find or control the units. You can discover and control any of their devices that are on the local subnet with the XTension machine. Support for smart outlets, wall switches, dimmable switches and outlets, dimmable, color capable and color temperature capable bulbs as well as multi-outlet power strips is included and tested. This is the first beta release of this plugin so if you find devices that do not work properly or have other issues please let me know.
- FIX: Reverted completely to the older File API. It turns out that the new file API from Apple that is required for Catalina is incompatible with much older software including XTension, in some difficult to find while testing ways. Until I can rebuild entirely the philosophy of managing the database to support the new API we will not be Catalina compatible. This reversion fixes several strange and difficult to duplicate problems that you might have seen with the previous version when doing things as simple as trying to rename a Unit in the database.