Mac OS X 10.3 support (was: Re: Installing python25 on OS X 10.3 failed)

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Nov 19 14:30:24 PST 2007

On Nov 19, 2007, at 14:02, Weissmann Markus wrote:

> 10.3 is not officially supported anymore*) and I do not even have  
> access to a 10.3 box.
> I'll happily add any patch for 10.3 that does not conflict with  
> 10.4 or 10.5 but I don't have a way of testing it.
> -Markus
> *) which doesn't mean anyone will break stuff on purpose

This is the first I've heard of 10.3 not being supported anymore.

Historically MacPorts has supported the current Mac OS X release and  
the previous one, and granted, 10.5 was just released. But a lot of  
ports aren't working so great on Leopard right now [1]. If a decision  
is made to drop 10.3 support, I would hope that we would wait until  
the 10.5 bug reports stop bucketing in and we can honestly say that  
the MacPorts experience on 10.5 is at least as good as it was on  
10.4. And we are currently far from that.

Note that the new guide [2] does not seem to indicate what versions  
of Mac OS X are supported. It should so indicate, fairly near the top.



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