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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