Mac OS X 10.5 support

Sean Kelly sean at
Thu Feb 9 08:21:05 PST 2012

You need 10.5 server. Apple doesn't allow desktop versions of OSX in a VM (I think 10.7 may be the first exception to this rule) and VM makers honor this. I may be able to sort out earlier OSX server versions somewhere for my own use, but I don't have the resources to make them accessible to others.  I'll see about trying this today. 

On Feb 9, 2012, at 1:37 AM, Sönke Ludwig <ludwig at> wrote:

> 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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