Apple M1 Chip compatibility issues?. Powerpoint & Keynote not working & display screen cutting out.

Hi Everyone.

Recently been setting up OpenLP for my church on a new Mac Mini. I've ran into a couple problems that i thought where fixed but seem to be recurring.

I am currently running the 3.0 beta (2.9.4)

my main issue is while it says it should be able to open PowerPoint & Keynote neither work at all only PDFs. If this was fixed i don't know if i'm running the wrong versions of both or if with Apples move to the M1 OpenLP Can't recognise them anymore?

my other issue is every-time i click away from OpenLP the display output cuts out. I figure this is an easy fix & I just don't know where to go to fix it but still quite annoying when somethings changes last minute.

Would love any help available. I'm new to the community so please forgive me if i'm missing the obvious.

Thank you have a great day :D

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  • my main issue is while it says it should be able to open PowerPoint & Keynote neither work at all only PDFs. If this was fixed i don't know if i'm running the wrong versions of both or if with Apples move to the M1 OpenLP Can't recognise them anymore?

    I'm presuming you have both PowerPoint and Keynote installed?

    We compile OpenLP on Intel, so the M1 might be an issue. I'm not entirely sure how Apple makes Intel apps work on the M1.

    Could you send us a log file (check the manual for where to find it)? There just might be something in there that will give us a clue.

    my other issue is every-time i click away from OpenLP the display output cuts out. I figure this is an easy fix & I just don't know where to go to fix it but still quite annoying when somethings changes last minute.

    This has been fixed and will be part of the final release.

  • Apple have an emulator call Rosetta 2 to allow intel software to run on the M1 platform. However, emulators often have problems and you generally use them as a last resort. Am I correct in assuming that OpenLP will be compiled for the ARM platform. You pretty much can't but an intel mac anymore so I would hope an M1 version is pretty close!

  • Well, none of the OpenLP developers owns an M1 Mac, and none of the OpenLP developers uses a Mac. We have a Mac Mini that was donated by some very generous members of our community, and we use that for our Mac-specific development, but outside of that, we don't use a Mac.

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