Hi Seafile Mac users,
SeaDrive for macOS 3.0.0 is now in beta! You’re welcome to download and test it!
You can download it here: https://download.seafile.com/f/c7ea2e5f00e14ac1b3b5/?dl=1
This major version update includes two anchor features:
- Virtual drive is implemented with File Provider API. No kernel extensions are installed any more.
- You can now access files in more than one accounts at the same time. Previously you have to switch among the accounts, which is not very convenient.
As kernel extensions are not the recommended way to write software on macOS in the future, switching to a native API will make SeaDrive more future-proved. This also makes installing SeaDrive on M1 Macs much easier.
Features not supported yet:
- File locking
- Folder permissions
- Image thumbnails
Please note that automatic file locking for Office files doesn’t work with File Provider API. The API deliberately hide the Office temp files. So there is no way to detect opening of Office files.