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    macOS Sonoma is out

    Released Sep 26th, 2023 as announced.
    Version 14.0, build 23A344 (same as RC2 published Sep 21st).



    Sonoma drops official support for Kaby Lake platforms that remained supported in Ventura, Apple raising minimal requirements to Amber Lake and Coffee Lake platforms (with the exception of iMacPro1,1 as in Ventura). However, support for Kaby Lake graphics remain provided with all KBL kexts still present, this in order to ensure support for Amber Lake MacBook Air8,1. By extension, this means that graphics support for Skylake iGPUs can also be retained using those same KBL settings as used in Ventura. For other iGPUs, patches are available through OCLP tool to regain graphics acceleration.
    Officially supported Intel platforms are now limited to :
    iMac19,x (8th gen. Coffee Lake)
    iMacPro1,1 (Skylake Xeon)
    MacBookAir8,1 (8th gen. Amber Lake)
    MacBookPro15,x (8th gen. Coffee Lake)
    Macmini8,1 (8th gen Coffee Lake)
    MacPro7,1 (Cacade Lake)
    NB: macOS Big Sur is now officially unsupported.

    New driver for Realtek PCIe card readers!

    There's renewed interest on the development of drivers for Realtek PCIe card readers and it's fantastics news!
    Last year, we reported here on Cholonam's work that, building on the original work of developper Sinetek, gave a new life to some of our Realtek card readers. It was pretty good stuff and allowed many of us with, say RTS525a card readers, to finally be able to use SD cards under macOS. Performance was however pretty limited.
    This year, Austere.J (aka Firewolf) has embarked on writing a brand new driver and, my God, is it good! The driver is under active development as we write but Austere.J has started on the RTS525a with super results and he's adding support for other Realtek RTS models too.
    2 x major improvements compared to Cholonam's driver:
    the card reader is now reported as built-in in SysInfo the card's full performance is being achieved  


    You can follow the on-going R&D here at Insanelymac and drivers are posted here on FireWolf's GitHub repo.
    Please join me in helping Austere.J in the testing and give him the support and thanks he deserves.

    Broadcom BCM4350 Wireless cards

    Good news on the BCM4350 front! Further to recent additional findings, BCM4350-based cards such as the DW1820A are now fully supported. Follow our guide, inject the appropriate properties into DSDT or bootloader configuration and off you go. No need to patch kexts or anything of the sort. The closest it comes to working OOB... 
    Full 802.11ac speed (867Mbps) + BT 4.1 all supported! 
    These cards come as a great supplement to existing M.2 supported models such as DW1560 and DW1830.
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