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Mac Software coming for the Phantom?

Discussion in 'News' started by Adam, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Adam

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    I noticed that DJI commented on their facebook page that they are working on Mac software and they would have more info "soon."
     
  2. Gizmo3000

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    great to hear!
     
  3. edunwody

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    +1


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  4. SimonB

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    ****, just after I bought Parallels for the Mac ;-)
     
  5. Gizmo3000

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    well, parallels will still come in handy for doing other PC stuff (particularly if you get a non DJI brushless gimbal)

    But who knows when DJI will actually release Mac software anyhow, could e many, many months
     
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    But at least it would be reliable, like their gimbal. ;)
     
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    Should have waited, I just bought Parallels. After many hours of fighting the DJI CONTROLLER being used by someone else error message, I gave up and gave in.
     
  8. slugger

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    It's about time!
     
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    DJI has been promising Mac software for quite some time. If the date on that Facebook post is recent my guess is that they are just recycling the promise. I use VMware Fusion on a 2007 Macbook and haven't had a problem using NAZA Assistant.
     
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    When they complete Mac software, I will finally purchase then. hope it's soon
     
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    While we wait for DJI to release Mac versions of their software (could be a looong wait), here's another option for using their current software on Macs, developed and posted by a helpful forum member:

     
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    Mac would be really nice as I have a few of them and they are the dominant machine in my home. However Linux is king in my house. I don't suppose it will run under WINE? To turn on IOC I had to use my work laptop. Even better would be a Java applet or HTML-5 based app that runs anywhere.
     
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    +1 for WINE inquiry... has anyone tried running with WINE on Mac or Linux box?
     
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    I'm running Linux.
    As previously asked has anyone set up the IOC software with Wine yet?
     
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    I can get the Phantom 2 Vision Assistant to run under Wine without any tweaking (so I assume all versions of the Assistant software should run). What I can't get it to do is access the USB under Wine, so I can't actually connect to the aircraft. I don't think there is native USB support in Wine yet, but I'm not a linux power user by any means so getting past that is way beyond my skills and knowledge!
     
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    I bought a used Dell lap top. It was the cheapest and easiest solution for this Mac user.
     
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    Wow, good news! Thumbs up for DJI.
     
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    It's been months and they don't have a Mac solution. Apparently even though Apple makes all their stuff in China, the Chinese don't use macs.
     
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    Looks like DJI may be coming out with Mac OS X versions of Phantom software soon. See quote below for an extract from today's announcement from DJI regarding their high-end A2 flight controller. Of course at the moment the corresponding A2 download section still has only Windoze apps, but it often takes DJI up to a day or two to fully rollout new downloads.

    Steve

     
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    OK, first of all, DJI is referring to Mac OS 10.6 as "Lion". Uh, 10.6 is Snow Leopard. 10.7 is Lion. I sure hope they know the difference as it is not trivial. Secondly, why is everyone trying to virtualize Windows on a Mac with Parallels or VM Ware? Just run Boot Camp which is included free with every Mac and have better application compatibility. You have to own a copy of Windows in either case, and there is a distinct disadvantage in performance when virtualizing. Just sayin'.....
     
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