Xcode 4

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at macports.org
Fri Mar 11 18:24:37 PST 2011

On Mar 11, 2011, at 4:03 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Mar 11, 2011, at 17:59, Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
>> I would guess a large percentage of MacPorts users have 4, 5, 10 or  
>> more machines at any given time so likely some 5+ year old  
>> machines, likely G4's and G5's.
> Hmm. I would guess a large percentage of MacPorts users have just a  
> single Mac. But I guess I have no way of really knowing for sure.

Well, "large" being subjective both could be true. Do you still have  
your Panther machine? Well there you go :)

>> A dimension of ROI is almost always time.
>> I have a PPC G5 under management that is processing hundreds of  
>> online manufacturing orders per week and I expect it to remain in  
>> service for a couple more years.
> Yeah, with servers it's always trickier. "Never touch a running  
> system" and such. If it works, why change it? Of course, in that  
> case, you don't need to update MacPorts or the ports on it either;  
> they're already working so just keep using them.

True, other then security patches like the recent postfix and pure- 
ftpd tls patches. But it's easy enough to maintain older hardware/ 
software without official support. My feeling is that MacPorts, and  
Apple for that matter, supports old hardware/software about right.


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