Status of Jaguar support?

Eric Hall at
Wed Jun 27 10:49:37 PDT 2007

On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 09:31:25AM -0400, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> On Jun 21, 2007, at 5:35 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> >Is MacPorts officially no longer supporting Jaguar?
> Our policy (from quite a while ago) is to support the current Mac OS  
> X major release, and the one previous to it (so currently 10.4 and  
> 10.3).
> >If we are officially no longer supporting Jaguar, then MacPorts  
> >should decline to install on that OS, port should decline to run on  
> >that OS, and we should remove all darwin 6 platform selectors from  
> >all ports.
> I think it's better to make the policy clear to the end-user and let  
> them try to make things work if they want to (and I don't think the  
> project would be opposed to including patches to fix things on older  
> 'non-supported' releases, just like how we're happy to include fixes  
> for other operating systems that aren't them main focus of macports).

	I agree, I don't see a reason to take actions to make supporting
older OS versions more difficult.  Perhaps a message to the user (at 
install time, that they have to ack) indicating their OS version is
no longer officially supported would be good.


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