Mac OS X 10.5 support

Nick Sabalausky a at a.a
Wed Feb 8 21:13:57 PST 2012

"Walter Bright" <newshound2 at> wrote in message 
news:jgvfu2$gmk$1 at
> Lately, dmd seems to have broken support for OS X 10.5. Supporting that 
> system is problematic for us, since we don't have 10.5 systems available 
> for dev/test.
> Currently, the build/test farm is OS X 10.7.
> I don't think this is like the Windows issue. Upgrading Windows is (for 
> me, anyway) a full day job. Upgrading OS X is inexpensive and relatively 
> painless, the least painless of any system newer than DOS that I've 
> experienced.
> Hence, is it worthwhile to continue support for 10.5? Can we officially 
> say that only 10.6+ is supported? Is there a significant 10.5 community 
> that eschews OS upgrades but still expects new apps?

While I'm normally big on not dropping support for older things, my honest 
take on it is that if someone's using an Apple OS, then they've already 
agreed to an implicit "contract" (for lack of a better word) that they're 
going to need to keep upgrading to whatever's the latest hardware/software 
anyway. It's just the way Apple works. 'Course, as a non-Apple user, I'm not 
sure anything I have to say on it counts for much. So, FWIW.

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