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Re: Mac OS X: deprecating 10.7 and 10.8

On 6 November 2015 at 16:05, Jonathan Perkin <> wrote:
> * On 2015-11-06 at 15:52 GMT, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> I'd like to move Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 from SUPPORTED to DEPRECATED.
>> It seems that still being on 10.9 is respectable, but I think older
>> versions aren't getting security updates.
>> (I just updated bootstrap/README.MacOSX, but avoided policy changes.)
>> Objections/comments?
> Personally I don't see why we have this at all.  We've always tried in
> pkgsrc to support as many systems as possible, unless the support for
> those systems is actively harmful and/or preventing reasonable
> development from taking place.
> I'm not aware of any such situations at present, and I continue to
> produce binaries for the DEPRECATED 10.6/i386 with no problems (in
> some cases better than the SUPPORTED 10.9/x86_64).
> I don't see why README.MacOSX is special compared to all the other OS
> we support, and would prefer we just take things on a case-by-case
> basis rather than writing hard and fast rules.
> I would just delete that whole section, but as it seems primarily to
> be about how PRs will handled my opinion should probably carry much
> less weight than the folks who are actually handling them.

I agree with Jonathan, bulkbuilds are happening on OS X Tiger albeit
slowly, here's the report from the one that finished yesterday.

If it isn't harming the progress of anyone on modern systems please
don't wipe out the legacy systems as things do work there.

There are pkgsrc users on older systems, albeit the binary packages
that I've published previously if not evidently clear from the pkgsrc
infrastructure side of things.

Sevan / Venture37

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