Release Notes

v1.0.0-alpha.16 0000002c

  • Setting up for Subscription Purchase
  • Bug fixes

Known Issues

  • Missing Machine Interface
  • Missing Snapshot Interface
  • Certain images receive an unsigned error during installation: this is known issue. Feedback has been filed with Apple.
  • Unable to start Machines right after creation

v1.0.0-alpha.14 00000029

Screenshot from Bushel Welcome Screen in v1.0.0-alpha.14!

It's been awhile!

While I've been busy most of the year, starting with WWDC in June I've been revamping the application to support only Sonoma. I'm sorry to those of you who were hoping to run the app in Monterey or Ventura but there were plenty of reasons moving forward.

Behind the scenes most of the Combine and UserDefaults code I used to track your restore images and machines have migrated to Observation and SwiftData making for a smoother experience. While a lot of messy code has been removed in the process, plenty of code can be reused in this new alpha.

  • New Library Interface for imporating and downloading restore images
  • More responsive Machine session interface

Known Issues

  • Missing Machine Interface
  • Missing Snapshot Interface

v1.0.0-alpha.4 0000001f

Screenshot from Bushel v1.0.0-alpha.4!

  • Dropdown in machine setup view now shows previously used restore images
  • Improved interface and flow for creating virtual machines
  • Keeps track of opened images, libraries, and machines

Known Issues

  • Certain restore images may not work due to sandboxing limitation. If building the machine does nothing:
    • select a different restore image or
    • re-open the restore library to grant sandboxing access to the image

v1.0.0-alpha.3 0000001c

  • added logging for improved debugging
  • setting up UserDefaults for tracking machines and images
  • major major refactor of UI components
  • migrated RestoreImageLibrary to ReferenceFileDocument for better management of saving and opening docs
  • fixed release label in welcome screen

v1.0.0-alpha.2 0000001b

  • fixed app crashed when opening Restore Library #38
  • fixed empty window when opening Restore Library #37
  • setup localization #11

v1.0.0-alpha.1 0000001a

First TestFlight Build is here!

Thank you so much for your interest in Bushel. These first build might be a bit rough and feature incomplete. However I think just getting this out will give you an idea where things are headed and provide me some feedback as you encounter any friction with the app.

What you can do:

  • Create a Restore Image Library
  • Download the default Apple provided Restore Image (macOS Monterey)
  • Create a VM from a Restore Image
  • Launch and Shutdown VM

What you can't do yet:

  • Pause and Resume VM
  • Take Snapshots of VM
  • No Pages setup for Help,Privacy Policy, etc...
  • No UI to customize VM