Mac OS X 10.5 support

Jacob Carlborg doob at
Fri Feb 10 00:00:39 PST 2012

On 2012-02-09 21:12, Sönke Ludwig wrote:
> Am 09.02.2012 17:20, schrieb Walter Bright:
>> On 2/9/2012 1:37 AM, Sönke Ludwig wrote:
>>> 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?
>> Would it also be possible for you to:
>> 1. debug what has gone wrong with the 10.5 support? I'll be happy to
>> fold in any resulting patches.
>> 2. provide a remote login shell so we can figure it out?
>> 3. use git bisect to determine which change broke it?
> I will try and see if a regular retail version of 10.5 can somehow be
> run in a VM, I will possibly get one tomorrow. Otherwise I'll try to get
> a 10.5 test machine on monday and see what I can do.

It's quite easy to run Mac OS X on a PC, natively or virtually. Just 
google around.

/Jacob Carlborg

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