Virtual Machines & Binary Compatibilty

Bjarne D Mathiesen macintosh at
Sun Sep 1 05:27:26 UTC 2019

Richard L. Hamilton wrote:
> I don't know how it is now, but macOS/OS X clients on VirtualBox used to be a real pain to set up, starting with an ancient version of OS X and then updating to the desired level, with fingers crossed. Parallels (yearly subscription fee) is much better, but I know it does enforce the Server requirement (see next paragraph).

I've done a clean install from scratch of 10.13.x in VirtualBox.
The only limitation is, that you'll have to hard-code the screen-size.
It's also possible to port this to a WinTel 10 machine.

The reason I'm interested in using a VM for 10.3.6 is, that I'm
currently making my toolchain universal on a 32 bit Core Duo in order to
be able to rsync this to my 64 bit Core 2 Duo because
LibcxxOnOlderSystems currently is sevely broken ... and it's taking
🤬ages🤬. Also, the MacPro has 12 CPU cores / 24 threads, and it's
blisteringly fast when compiling clang & llvm et al.

Alternatively, I could use my Core i7 MacBook Pro if that's a better
choice CPU vise ?!?

Bjarne D Mathiesen
Korsør ; Danmark ; Europa
denne besked er skrevet i et (næsten) M$-frit miljø
MacOS X 10.13.6 High Sierra :
   17" 2011 MacBook Pro ; 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 ; 16GB 1067MHz DDR3
   2012 Mac Pro ; 2 x 3.46GHz 6-Core Xeon ; 48GB
MacOS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard :
   Mac Mini ; 2GHz Core 2 Duo (64 bit) ; 4GB (3GB actual) 667MHz
   Mac Mini ; 1.83GHz Core Duo (32 bit) ; 2GB 667Mhz

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