qt5-qtwebengine on macOS 10.13, Xcode version

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 05:05:00 UTC 2020

> On Dec 28, 2020, at 3:35 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Dec 27, 2020, at 10:11, Ken Cunningham wrote:
>> However, I would float the idea it's time the buildbot and all 10.13 users moved to Xcode 10.
>> Xcode 10's issues have largely been worked around by this point it seems, although there a couple of stragglers still.
> I intentionally keep most of the buildbot workers' Xcode versions at the last version that contains the SDK that matches the OS version. On macOS 10.13, that's Xcode 9.4.1.

I do fully get this idea, however:

Once Xcode 10 came out, 10.13 users around the world moved to use it. 90% of users are on homebrew, and they do not hold back their Xcode version on 10.13 to Xcode 9.

So —

If software had an issue artificially finding 10.14 features that were not supported on 10.13, and we have seen that some did, these have by now been managed by appropriate tests and fixes. We have seen this in many cases with the clock functionality features, etc.

So - now, some years in — I believe there is more to lose by not having the current Xcode and the slightly newer SDK than there is to be gained by holding back to Xcode 9 and the 10.13 SDK.


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