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 1.9b1
Release Date: 10 Sept 2020


Viscosity 1.9b1 (20.6 MB)
Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
SHA-256 Digest: 13dcddf5b204726001bead102239b28d40a2e47ef63f610e76f0c60c3eab5a2e

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
  • 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
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