iTerm Upcoming Versions

Mark Anderson emer at
Sun Jul 29 00:33:00 UTC 2018

I haven’t dug into the code, but that’s a good idea. My worry would be
things that XCode gives that are hard to build ourselves like AppKit w/
Swift 4.1.

It’s already 10.12 because it will not build in XCode 8 at all. If they use
@available or whatever that could be the problem too. Which is a shame
since 10.10 is still pretty modern. It’s getting old, but it’s only n-3

A big worry I have is if the project moves to XCode 10, it will only build
on 10.14 very soon even if it will run all the way back to 10.10


On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 5:32 PM Christopher Jones <jonesc at>

> Looking at
> The port is already limited to 10.12 or newer…
> I do still wonder if that couldn’t be extended by using the compiler black
> list port group accordingly...
> On 28 Jul 2018, at 10:05 pm, Mark Anderson <emer at> wrote:
> Turns out I'm wrong, it will run 10.10+, but will only build from source
> on 10.13 due to a Xcode 9.4 requirement.
> —Mark
> _______________________
> Mark E. Anderson <emer at>
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 4:53 PM Chris Jones <jonesc at>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 10.13 only would be quite a harsh requirement, so I think limiting iTerm2
>> to only that would not be good.
>> Do you know why exactly they are doing this ? Is it the Metal 2
>> requirement, or Xcode or  something else ? Sometimes within MacPorts we can
>> support OSes beyond what upstream expects, as we have things like fallback
>> compilers etc., whilst upstream assumes you would only use Xcode supplied
>> ones. So it really depends on what the limitation actually is.
>> Chris
>> On 28 Jul 2018, at 9:10 pm, Mark Anderson <emer at> wrote:
>> The upcoming 3.2 version of iTerm2 will require 10.13 or higher to build.
>> The upside is Metal 2 rendering is being working on. I'm wondering if we
>> want to keep older versions based on older macOSes or just say, hey,
>> upstream only supports 10.XX at the latest and so that's what we support.
>> —Mark
>> _______________________
>> Mark E. Anderson <emer at>
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