How Mojave-ready is MacPorts?
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Wed Nov 14 14:43:39 UTC 2018
On 14 Nov 2018, at 4:26, Chris Jones wrote:
>>> According to EveryMac.com, MacBook6,1 supports 8GB of RAM. No
>>> futzing would be required. Apple only supports RAM configurations
>>> that were available at the time the model was sold. If 4GB modules
>>> were not available in 2009, then they would not claim to support a
>>> total of 8GB of RAM. But according to EveryMac your Mac does work
>>> with that amount of RAM.
>> Not sure where I saw that reference (some Mac site - MacFixit or
>> something?) but they were pretty definitive about it.
> Until it finally expired, my late 2008 Macbook Pro ran 8GB just fine,
> even though Apple only 'supported' 4GB. I suspect your would run 8GB
> as well.
Related data point: I have a late 2008 13" aluminum MacBook
(MacBook5,1/model A1278) which Apple documents as supporting 4GB but
which I upgraded to 8GB 6+ years ago. I only retired it to appliancey
duty last month, after my darling wife did me the favor of spilling
water on it (making the keyboard not quite work) and providing the sign
that a new laptop was in order. I had been pondering doing whatever hack
was possible to get High Sierra onto it, however I would never try to
push Mojave onto that machine or any other Mac which is disqualified by
dint of not supporting the Metal graphics layer. Even if it basically
works, there would almost certainly be circumstances where it just
breaks. With luck that would only cause visual artifacts but with
something that low-level it's not inconceivable that there would be hard
incompatibilities that could crash apps or even panic the kernel.
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