We mentioned earlier that in software terms, the Panorama 6 source code is dinosaur old -- some of that code is now 30 years old! To extend that analogy a bit further, there is almost certainly an asteroid headed for impact with Panorama 6. As mentioned above, Panorama 6 uses thousands of obsolete system calls, which Apple has warned may change or disappear at any time. When that happens, you will no longer be able to use Panorama 6 (or at least not on the latest Apple hardware and software). We recommend that you transition to Panorama X as soon as practical, to avoid the potential of an interruption in your ability to use Panorama. Much of the obsolete technology Panorama 6 relies on are decades old, and Apple has announced that they plan to remove or break some or all of this technology sooner rather than later (hence our decision to completely rewrite Panorama X as a modern program).
Though Panorama 6 does run on macOS 10.12 Sierra, the standard Panorama 6 installer does not run when downloaded via web browser. If Panorama 6 was already installed on your computer before you upgrade to macOS Sierra, you should have no problem continuing to use Panorama 6. But if you need to install Panorama 6 on a new computer, the standard method won't work because of the new Gatekeeper Path Randomization feature in 10.12. This is a new security feature in macOS Sierra. See Gatekeeper Path Randomization if you are interested in the technical details. In short, Gatekeeper Path Randomization is designed to prevent applications from using external resources, which the Panorama 6 installer heavily relies on. (Panorama 6 itself also relies heavily on external resources, but once it is installed Gatekeeper Path Randomization no longer has any effect.
To bypass this problem and install Panorama 6 on a new macOS Sierra computer, you must disable the Gatekeeper feature. To do this, start by opening Terminal.app (in the /Applications/Utilities folder). Then type in the following command:
sudo spctl --master-disable
You'll be asked for your computer's administrator password. Once you've entered it, Gatekeeper will be disabled and you can run the Panorama 6 installer.
After Panorama 6 is installed, you can turn Gatekeeper back on if you want. To do that, again use Terminal.app but with this command:
sudo spctl --master-enable
There is also a $29 commercial program, Cocktail that can turn Gatekeeper on and off with a graphical user interface. ProVUE has no connection with this developer, but several Panorama 6 users have reported good results with this program.
If you have Panorama X installed on your computer, there is an alternate way to install Panorama 6 on a macOS Sierra computer without having to disable Gatekeeper, and without having to use Terminal.app. The steps below assume you already have a copy of Panorama X installed on your computer.
That said, Panorama 6 seems to work on Windows 10. We don't have a Windows 10 machine here at ProVUE (in fact we no longer have any Windows computers), but many customers have reported success in using Panorama 6 on Windows 10, it seems to work the same as it did on Windows 7 and 8.