building from source with libc++

db iamsudo at
Sat Apr 1 22:55:56 UTC 2017

On 1 Apr 2017, at 17:24, Ken Cunningham <ken.cunningham.webuse at> wrote:
> I am not (presently at least) on the macports team, but I have been building all software from source with libc++ for over a year now on 10.6.8 with outstanding success. I works extremely well for me.
> ...
> Not everything works --- the only limitation seems to be when software is written against features that only exist in new MacSDKs.

Thanks Ken, it's nice to read about your experience with libc++ on older systems. What I would like to know is though, how is MP team's view on legacy OS versions — I do know that it's focusing on 10.9+ supported systems, as stated in the homepage, and that here and there software is still being patched for the former and binaries still produced, but for lack of a somewhat official notice of support, I'd appreciate the views of its members. I personally find it great that software is still being compiled for older versions than what I use, as I do understand people who are stuck or willingly won't upgrade their systems. For me, the overall quality and usability has declined post 10.9 — but that's another topic.

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