Users need to know what changes in each update to macOS, as it may fix existing bugs and introduce new ones. Here’s how I work out what has changed, and its limitations.
I was wrong: the first proper update to Big Sur is version 11.1, and next year we should be grappling with macOS 12.
Which is the next ‘major’ release of macOS after Big Sur, then? Will it return to the numbering system before Mac OS X with 12.0, or 11.1?
Pages refuses to open the document. So how can you gain access to its previous versions?
Comprehensive utility for working with macOS document revisions, now running native on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
Why documents can lose their old versions when moving them around, and what you can do to preserve them.
Three small utilities to work with the macOS version system, now running native on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
Discovering what has been updated in a macOS update isn’t easy. In the case of command tools, it’s just impossible.
If you’re running an interpreted/JIT language, Big Sur could return that it’s either 10.16 or 11.0, depending on the version of the environment.
macOS 11.0 will identify itself differently according to the SDK used, and an environment variable does the same for scripts.