Apple macOS Big Sur: Does SikuliX work? ... and even on the M1 processor?

Asked by AK on 2020-11-11

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Hello I use Sikuli to automate many of my tasks on apple, looking to upgrade to the new Macbook Air with the new ARM chips but wanted to know if Sikuli will work with the new chipset? As this will sway my decision to upgrade.


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RaiMan (raimund-hocke) said : #1

As far as I understood: The new/future apple hardware platform will be supported beginning with macOS BigSur (macOS 11), which in turn will also support the Intel platform for still some years.

SikuliX is Java based and internally uses OpenCV and Tesseract native libraries.

So if these three parts are available for macOS 11 (either as one version for both platforms or one for each platform), SikuliX will work with macOS 11.

Starting tomorrow I will try to find out the details, when BigSur is available for installation.

So I think it is worth, to wait some days/weeks and watch the scene around the new Apple platform.

I myself do not plan to have such a machine available the next months.

AK (misteraidank) said : #2

Hello RaiMan,

Thankyou for the detailed reply as you suggest will wait some time to see how things pan out and check back here regularly to see if any updates.

Much appreciated

AK (misteraidank) said : #3

Also do you reccomend any experts with Sikulli that can help me improve scripts for a fee?

RaiMan (raimund-hocke) said : #4

@reccomend any experts
You have to ask the net. I do not know such people.

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