As we prepare for our 2020 releases (Typefi 8.7), we wanted to share some information on upcoming operating and application system requirements. To take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, and to maintain parity with Adobe and Microsoft system recommendations, the next major releases of Typefi applications will be 64-bit only. See also, Typefi product support lifecycle.
- Apple announced that Mac apps must support 64-bit starting June 2018 and that macOS Mojave (v10.14) would be the last version of macOS to run 32-bit apps. Starting with macOS Catalina (v10.15), 32-bit apps are no longer compatible with macOS.
- The latest release of Microsoft Office 365 (January 2019) and Office 2019 automatically install the 64-bit version of Office unless the 32-bit version was explicitly selected before beginning installation (64-bit and 32-bit versions of Office apps cannot co-exist).
- The latest release of Creative Cloud (November 2019; aka Creative Cloud 2020) no longer supports 32-bit versions of Windows.
Typefi Server 8.7 supports macOS High Sierra (v10.13) or later, and Windows Server 2016 or later.
In addition, Typefi Server 8.7 will adopt OpenJDK 11 as our baseline. While we bundle Oracle OpenJDK with our Windows installations, customers running macOS or those who run custom Apache Tomcat installations may find the following distributions favorable:
- Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multi-platform, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK. Corretto comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes. Typefi runs Corretto internally on production services and Corretto is certified as compatible with the Java SE standard.
- AdoptOpenJDK provides prebuilt OpenJDK binaries from a fully open-source set of build scripts and infrastructure.
- Oracle OpenJDK is what Typefi builds and packages with our Windows installers. Oracle intends to to continue to support open-source and open standards through the distribution of OpenJDK. Although binaries for Linux are available readily, macOS and Windows distributions require assembly.
The 64-bit edition of Typefi Writer 8.7.0 supports the 64-bit versions Microsoft 365 editions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Word on the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel, and 64-bit versions of Office 2019 or Office 2016. While older versions of Typefi Writer were 32-bit applications, Typefi Writer 8.7.0 (64-bit edition) requires the 64-bit version of Microsoft Word.
- Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is a subscription service. If you installed Office 365 before mid-January 2019 (or shortly thereafter, depending on your update channel), you will have the 32-bit version of Office.
- Office 2019 is a one-time purchase. Office 2019 automatically installed the 64-bit version unless the 32-bit version was explicitly selected before beginning the installation.
- Office 2016 and Office 2013 automatically installed the 32-bit version of Office unless the 64-bit version was explicitly selected before beginning the installation.
NOTE Before you can upgrade to the 64-bit edition of Typefi Writer 8.7.0, you must first uninstall the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office and Typefi Writer before installing the 64-bit edition. See Install Typefi Writer for step-by-step instructions.
Typefi Designer, AutoFit, and Typefitter
Typefi Designer, AutoFit and Typefitter support the three most recent major releases of Adobe InDesign, within a 90-day transition period. When new major versions of InDesign and InDesign Server are released (such as InDesign 2020 at the Adobe MAX conference on 05 November), our application requirement becomes the then-current three most recent* versions: the new release of InDesign and the previous two versions.
Typefi Designer 8.7 and AutoFit 8.7, and Typefitter 4.3 will require the 64-bit version of Adobe InDesign. InDesign CC 2018* and InDesign CC 2019 are 64-bit for macOS† and install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions for compatible versions of Windows†. InDesign 2020 is 64-bit for both macOS and Windows 10.
Note: InDesign CC 2018 is also not compatible with macOS Catalina (v10.15). For more information see, Known issues with Creative Cloud packages on macOS 10.15 Catalina.
* Adobe changed the availability of Creative Cloud desktop applications in May 2019 to only provide the two most recent major versions of Creative Cloud desktop applications. To download older versions (such as InDesign CC 2018), contact Adobe's customer care team via online chat (click the Contact Us chat bubble, then choose Deploying or installing).
† While both InDesign CC 2018 and InDesign CC 2019 support older versions of macOS and Windows, Typefi 8.7 will not support macOS El Capitan (v10.11) or macOS Sierra (v10.12), or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 v1607 or earlier. While there are no known issues running Typefi Designer, AutoFit, or Typefitter on these unsupported operating systems, focusing our efforts on more modern operating systems allows us to concentrate on developing the features and functionality most requested by you.