FoCal 4.0.1 brings fixes for operation on macOS Sonoma, security updates and improvements to the core of FoCal, along with a number of minor bug fixes.
How to get FoCal 4.0.1
FoCal 4.0.1 is available to everyone within their support period as of 20th November 2023 (so that’s everyone who’s purchased FoCal Pro or a new Included Updates Period since 20th November 2022).
You can download it by logging in to your FoCal Account and choosing the download for your platform.
What’s New in FoCal 4.0.1
- macOS Sonoma camera detection issue fixed
- Improved performance, smaller size
- Security updates
- Bug fixes
macOS Sonoma Camera Detection Fix
FoCal 4.0 was released shortly after macOS Sonoma, and on certain machines there is a combination of bugs in macOS and FoCal which meant that FoCal never requested permissions to communicate with a USB connected camera. The end result was no cameras showing up in FoCal for connection.
This issue is now fixed in FoCal as long as you’re using macOS 14.2.1 or newer. Note that this issue does not affect previous versions of macOS, so if you’re running macOS Ventura or older, there’s no need to update your operating system.
FoCal 4.0.1 brings another update to the core framework we use, so we’re now bang up to date with the latest, long-term supported libraries.
What does this mean for you?
Well, immediately it’ll result in faster, more secure code and smaller binaries. FoCal will be more efficient, using less battery power on mobile devices, and operation will be smoother, faster and more secure.
Going forward, now we’re fully up to date, we’ll be getting new features into FoCal very soon.
Using the new core framework brings security updates to FoCal, but we’ve also updated a few third-party libraries which have been found to have security vulnerabilities. So FoCal is now more secure than ever!
There’s always bugs to fix, and we’ve fixed a few in this release. These are mostly minor user-interface fixes, but there are also a few camera control fixes to make operation more reliable.
Operating System Support
See below for information about which versions of operating system are supported.
There are more details in the changelog in the release notes for this release.
Thank you to all our users past and present who’ve used FoCal for their calibrations. An extra special thank you to everyone who’s got in touch with feedback, a lot of changes are driven directly by what you tell us!
Get Reikan FoCal 4.0.1
FoCal 4.0.1 is available to all users within their Included Updates Period as of 20th November 2023. You can get the software as shown below:
- By logging in to the FoCal Account system via www.reikanfocal.com/account
- Go to the About > Update Check option in the software. From here you can hit the Download button to get the software.
If you’re outside of the period above you can purchase 12 months of updates by logging in to the account system via www.reikanfocal.com/account and scrolling to Included Updates Period.
If you’re not yet a FoCal user, you can purchase the software as a download or boxed product, as well as FoCal Hard Targets from the FoCal Online Store.
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