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

Anders F Björklund afb at
Mon Nov 19 23:40:51 PST 2007

Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> 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.

> 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.

Last thing I heard was that support for *Jaguar* and OpenDarwin was to 
be dropped (a lot of ports still have "darwin 6" and "puredarwin" 
blocks), but that Panther would continue to be supported - even if 
Apple doesn't really issue updates for it anymore. At least 
historically, kitty-2 dies* when the new one is born.

Outside of MacPorts, I'm still supporting Mac OS X 10.3 "while stock 
lasts" but that is mostly because the SDKs and Rosetta make it possible 
to build and test somewhat on Leopard even... (and partly because I 
think Panther has probably been the best Mac OS X release so far for 
me, out of the five - as I'm still using it)


PS. Just noticed that they pulled the link to Mac OS X 10.4 too, ...

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