on 14 Jan, 2019 03:58 PM
The software appeared to install successfully, and there is a MoneyDance
icon on the desktop. When I double click the icon, or select and open it,
nothing happens; which is to say the desktop screen remains unchanged.
on 14 Jan, 2019 10:15 PM
It was not in the applications folder, so I deleted & downloaded again the
clicked to open. When asked if I was sure I wanted to install I clicked
OK, then nothing new appeared on the screen or in the applications folder.
So I tried the same process on a Laptop running OSX 10.13.6, and while I
went through the same process the application works when double-clicked on
the desktop. Now the mysterious part -- it's not in that laptop's
application folder either.
Also the file I download has an ".app" extension, not a ",dmg" as other
downloads I have installed on OSX.
You need to install Moneydance by following the instructions below. Some programs are distributed as .dmg .
However, Moneydance download is a .zip file.
"After downloading, double-click the Moneydance.zip file. (Note: Safari may do this for you automatically). Next, drag Moneydance from your Downloads folder to your Applications folder and double-click it. You can also drag Moneydance to your dock where it can be launched with a single-click."
The idea behind trying to install MD2017 is to give a reference point. It says nothing about upgrade paths, I do not really expect it would help with an upgrade to MD2019
We now know that the previous version installs and runs and we know the significant underlying differences between MD2017 and MD2019, I'm not talking about features I am thinking low level, like the move from Java 8 to Java 11, and I know Sean has made other changes in MD itself. But this gives a reference point to the developers.
I have referred your situation to the developers., I am seeing mixed information around Java and Mac OS to start with.
on 16 Jan, 2019 01:05 PM
We will "learn" the software with the 2017 version then. If we decide it's
what we are looking for can we license the 2017 version?
And is there a list of the differences between the functionality of the
2019 edition Vs. the 2017? We could opt for the smaller screen of a newer
MacBook that did install the 2019, if there are improvements that make
working with a smaller screen worthwhile.