A Minor Change
In the latest RhinoWIP, Grasshopper is now
Grasshopper…it is no longer code-named
ExplicitHistory. Just type the
Grasshopper command; the splash screen should look familiar…
One year ago, we added the early beta of Grasshopper for Mac to the RhinoWIP. We used the original name for Grasshopper - ExplicitHistory - as a bit of a joke, but also to help calibrate expectations. It was very early in development and we had only just become “confident enough” that it was possible to port Grasshopper to macOS…but we wanted to convey that this was not yet Grasshopper. (For those of you who know McNeel, you should by now be used to long beta periods; but you should also know that we don’t keep secrets well).
Over the past year, development has been going well. It’s now possible to…
- Write C# and Python components
- Use many community-authored components
- Run Galapagos solvers
…as well as open and run most any definition.
Make no mistake, Grasshopper for Mac is still very much in beta (as is Grasshopper for Windows, for those paying close attention). There is still much to be done…
- Third-party component testing - we want to get more of your components running on Mac. If you are a component developer who has not yet tested our Grasshopper for Mac, or component development on Mac, please let us know.
- Bugs: those we know about, and those we don’t.
Thanks to all those who have been testing and submitting bug reports! Please keep it up, we appreciate it.
Happy New Year!