Release Notes

Changes in version 1.34 (27.09.2017):

  • Enhancement: Updated HID descriptor of Apple IR emulation to match that of High Sierra.
  • Fix: System Preferences is no longer closed when cancelling the installation.
  • Fix: Pressing the up and down buttons now only increments/decrements the volume by one step.

Changes in version 1.33 (20.09.2017):

  • NEW: The Installer is now compatible with High Sierra's new User-Approved Kernel Extension Loading.
  • Enhancement: The CandelairUIAgent has been updated for macOS 10.13 High Sierra to provide reactions to volume button presses, too.

Changes in version 1.32.1 (26.05.2017):

  • Fix: Candelair 1.32.1 addresses an issue in the CandelairUIAgent helper tool that could prevent macOS from going to idle sleep on macOS 10.11 and later.

Changes in version 1.32 (09.05.2017):

  • Fix: Candelair 1.32 restores functionality that became unavailable after updating to macOS Sierra 10.12.4.

Changes in version 1.31 (07.03.2017):

  • NEW: The Candelair disk image (DMG) is now signed with our Developer ID.
  • Fix: Work around for an issue in macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) where Apple's new USB stack would - facing the choice between Candelair's driver (using Apple's new USB stack) and Apple's driver (using the emulation layer for old drivers targeting the old USB stack) - sometimes not load any driver for the Apple IR Receiver.

Changes in version 1.30 (14.09.2016):

  • Enhancement: Support for macOS Sierra.
  • Enhancement: Candelair is now natively using Apple's new USB stack (introduced with El Capitan) on macOS 10.11 and later.

Changes in version 1.28 (29.02.2016):

  • NEW: CandelairKit.framework for embedding in licensed applications.
  • NEW: New AppleIRReceiver emulation mechanism, bringing the full AppleIRReceiver emulation to OS X 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11 for the first time.
  • Enhancement: Built with the latest version of Xcode.
  • Enhancement: Faster installation and deinstallation.
  • Enhancement: Now all images are available in Retina quality.

Changes in version 1.25 (27.07.2014):

  • Enhancement: Now signed with a Developer ID certificate for kernel extensions.
  • Fix: During installation, Mavericks brought up a warning claiming that the kernel extension wasn't signed on some systems. This should no longer happen.
  • Fix: The kernel extension should now load without problems on systems running Yosemite.
  • Change: Bumped version number of preference pane so that it's now in sync with the driver and Remote Buddy's version.

Changes in version 1.12 (11.02.2014):

  • NEW: Retina support.
  • NEW: Internal info database updated with latest Mac® models.
  • Enhancement: Also offers installation if no Apple® IR receiver was found, but applications that can take advantage of other parts of Candelair are installed.
  • Enhancement: Incorporates the latest changes to its set of drivers for Remote Buddy.

Changes in version 1.10 (02.05.2012):

  • NEW: Now signed with IOSPIRIT's Apple® Developer ID, in preparation for OS X® Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper

Changes in version 1.9 (18.01.2012):

  • NEW: Restructured and partially rewritten Apple® IR Emulator. Now also compatible with applications using outdated code that depends on driver internals under 64 Bit kernels.
  • NEW: Legacy Mode has been removed.
  • Fix: Now correctly handles sleep/wakeup of the Apple® IR Receiver on iMac 2011 models. Previously, the Apple® IR Receiver became unavailable on some of these machines after a sleep/wake cycle.

Changes in version 1.8 (16.11.2011):

  • Fix: addressed an issue where a USB error wasn't handled properly on some Mac Minis (Early 2011) after waking from sleep, resulting in the IR Receiver becoming unresponsive until after a reboot.

Changes in version 1.7 (28.07.2011):

  • Enhancement: Updated driver (1.18.1) now shows the same display wakeup behavior under Lion as the driver supplied by Apple® with OS X® Lion GM:
    • the display is woken up when a sleeping system was woken up with the Apple® Remote.
    • the display will not be woken up when only the display is sleeping and the system is not sleeping.
      [Update (11/08/05): It is worth mentioning that, under Lion, selecting "Sleep" from the Apple® menu may often only sleep the display, but not the system (as in previous OS X releases). Our tests indicate that whether your system or only its displays are put to sleep may - at least partially - depend on whether your Mac® is connected to a power adapter or running on battery. F.ex. our Mac® Pro would always only sleep the displays (the CPU fans and drives remain on), whereas one of our MacBook® Pros would transition from sleeping displays into actual sleep as soon as we disconnected the power adapter from it. Then again, our newest MacBook® Pro always goes directly to sleep, regardless of the power source used.]
    If you want your display to be woken up whenever you press a button on your Apple® Remote, you should give Remote Buddy a try, which provides this more HTPC-friendly behaviour.

Changes in version 1.6 (20.07.2011):

  • NEW: Lion support. Driver updated to version 1.18.

Changes in version 1.5.1 (09.06.2011):

  • Fix: Fixed a rarely occurring IOKit driver matching issue (introduced with driver version 1.9.0) that led to parts of Candelair being matched to regular, unrelated HID devices (like keyboards, mice, joysticks).

Changes in version 1.5 (27.05.2011):

  • NEW: Integrated Remote Control Diagnostics into the Candelair Preference Pane - helps you track down, understand and fix common Apple® Remote problems.
  • Enhancement: Improved support for 64 Bit kernels.
  • Enhancement: User interface refreshed.
  • Enhancement: Revised driver architecture (for the additional drivers for Remote Buddy).
  • Enhancement: Updated internal, database of Mac® models.
  • Important notice regarding PowerPC™ support: Starting with version 1.5, we drop support for PowerPC™ Macs (please see the release notes for Remote Buddy 1.17 for the reasons). Owners of PowerPC™ Macs are advised to keep using the previous version.

Changes in version 1.2 (14.11.2010):

  • Enhancement: Updated driver version 1.8.1 from Remote Buddy 1.16.6

Changes in version 1.1 (16.12.2009):

  • NEW: Support for the new Aluminum Apple® Remote
  • Change: The compatibility mode for applications with 10.5 dependencies has been renamed to "Legacy Compatibility Mode".
  • Note: If you want to use an application under OS 10.6.2 whose Apple® Remote support works under 10.5, but not under 10.6.2: try enabling the "Legacy Compatibility Mode" in Candelair's prefs and relaunch the incompatible application in question. When this mode is active, the Candelair driver mimics the 10.5 version of the OS X driver. The solution for developers to OS version compatibility issues: our driver-independent HIDRemote class.

Changes in version 1.0.2 (28.10.2009):

  • Enhancement: Support for "Safe Boot" booting mode (the driver is loaded later during the boot process).
  • Fix: Bugfixes.

Changes in version 1.0 (22.10.2009):

  • Initial Release