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

Marco Battistella macports.mb at
Tue Nov 20 21:04:13 PST 2007

Apple is still supporting 10.3 updates to itunes, quicktime and  
security are regular.
I hope it will still be supported by macports as well.

On Nov 20, 2007, at 2:40 AM, Anders F Björklund wrote:

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