Viscosity 1.9 Early Access Beta (macOS 11 Support)

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Post by James » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:14 pm
We're pleased to announce the release of an early-access beta version of Viscosity 1.9! Version 1.9 brings several new features we're excited about: support for macOS 11 (Big Sur), driverless TAP (bridged) connection support, and native support for new Apple Silicon (ARM) Macs (when they're available, or if you're lucky enough to have an Apple DTK machine).

Driverless TAP support is something we're particularly enthusiastic about: if you use TAP (bridged) OpenVPN connections you'll no longer need to manually approve a kernel extension to load before you're able to connect. This will also make deployment much easier in enterprise environments as well. And best of all, our approach fully supports macOS 11.

As Viscosity 1.9 contains some significant changes under-the-hood, we feel that this release is still too experimental to release via the automatic update beta version stream. However, we've heard from many of you currently using beta versions of macOS 11 that would like to help test a beta version, so we're making it available as a manual update on the forum.

Current Version:

Version 1.9b2
Release Date: 30 Sept 2020

Download:

Viscosity 1.9b2 (20.0 MB)
Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
SHA-256 Digest: 2d2d83fa3814840555b6477a5627421f7ed15f343ec8d31df46cf1bb72e2ce32

Release Notes:

  • Added: Support for Mac OS 11 (Big Sur)
  • Added: New driverless TAP support for macOS 10.15+
  • Added: Complete native support for Apple Silicon (ARM) Macs
  • Added: Connection details are now accessible from AppleScript scripts
  • Improved: Support for DNS servers assigned using DHCPv6
  • Improved: Unreachable DNS servers are now detected and handled
  • Improved: Additional details added to logging of connection state changes
  • Updated: OpenSSL updated to version 1.1.1h
  • Fixed: Resolves issue that could cause the helper to fail to automatically update
  • Fixed: Resolves issue running pushed user connection scripts
  • Fixed: DNS resolution issue after a TAP connection reconnect resolved
  • Fixed: Various bug fixes and enhancements
  • Removed: OpenVPN 2.3 removed
  • Removed: macOS 10.12 is no longer supported
Please note that this version will *not* automatically update as new manual updates become available. We'll post here when new beta versions are available. To receive an email notification when a post is added to this topic, click the small spanner/wrench icon at the bottom of this page, and select the "Subscribe topic" option.

Finally, please use caution when running beta builds. They include experimental features and improvements that require further testing. We advise against their use in production environments.
James Bekkema
Viscosity Developer

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Post by visortgw » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:39 am
The "subscribe topic" feature does not appear on the dropdown.

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Post by James » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:12 am
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:39 amvisortgw wrote:
The "subscribe topic" feature does not appear on the dropdown.
Please ensure that you're logged into the forums when clicking on the small spanner/wrench icon. If you're not logged in the option will not appear.

Cheers,
James
James Bekkema
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Web: http://www.sparklabs.com
Support: http://www.sparklabs.com/support
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sparklabs

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Post by James » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:13 am
Viscosity 1.9b2 is now available. The download link can be found in the first forum post.

This version updates OpenSSL to version 1.1.1h and includes a number of bug fixes.

Cheers,
James
James Bekkema
Viscosity Developer

Web: http://www.sparklabs.com
Support: http://www.sparklabs.com/support
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sparklabs
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