Mac OS X 10.5 support

Sönke Ludwig ludwig at
Thu Feb 9 01:37:11 PST 2012

Am 09.02.2012 04:52, schrieb Walter Bright:
> 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?

I have a project that we actually plan to use in production in the 
company for which I work. They still require 10.5 support for their 
products so removing that support would make for a very bad situation here.

But it should be possible to get a 10.5 retail DVD and install it inside 
a VM.. I actually planned to do exactly this to support 10.5 nightbuilds 
for my own D stuff.

If support should be dropped anyway, are the issues only build-related 
so that e.g. gdc would still continue work on 10.5 without further work?

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