PerfectTablePlan Newsletter 68

PerfectTablePlan v6.0.3 released for Mac

PerfectTablePlan v6.0.2 has been very stable on Windows, but we have had a number of reports of it crashing or not starting on Mac, particularly macOS 10.11. We believe these are configuration issues related to a third party library we use (Qt), rather than bugs in our own code. So we have released a re-configured v6.0.3 that we hope will fix these issues. This release is for Mac only.

Unfortunately Apple doesn't make backward compatibility easy and we are only able to support macOS 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14 in this release.

If you have macOS 10.11 we recommend you stick with PerfectTablePlan v6.0.1.

If you have macOS 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14 and you have experienced problems with v6.0.2 we recommend you upgrade to v6.0.3.

If v6.0.2 is working fine for you with no crashes, then there is no need to upgrade.

Find out more and download the new version from the release page:

>> Download v6.0.3 <<

This is a free upgrade for all customers with a v6 licence.

If you come across any bugs or issues in this release, please email us.

Dark mode on macOS 10.14

We don't yet support the new dark theme in macOS 10.14 (Mojave). This is because it isn't yet fully supported by the framework we use to build PerfectTablePlan (Qt). We hope to add full support in future.

“Exploitative” seating algorithms

Airlines have been accused of seating families apart, unless they pay more to sit together. UK Digital Minister Margot James said:

"Some airlines have set an algorithm to identify passengers of the same surname travelling together. They’ve had the temerity to split the passengers up, and when the family want to travel together they are charged more."

That seems rather evil, especially as splitting up families is believed to hinder emergency evacuation. The full article is here.

Andy Brice
Oryx Digital Ltd