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ibuclaw at gdcproject.org
Sun Sep 20 14:32:58 UTC 2020
On Saturday, 19 September 2020 at 06:22:44 UTC, Jacob Carlborg
> On 2020-09-19 02:38, Iain Buclaw wrote:
>> Yeah, I know people who still maintain this hardware (I've
>> even donated a PPC Mac Xserve G5 to them!)
> There was someone posting on the Clang mailing list this year
> or last year about about some issue with PowerPC. Apparently he
> was a MacPorts maintainer and they have enough users for it to
> make sense to still support MacPorts on PowerPC.
>> Newer versions of OSX just add on top of former, so there's
>> nothing wrong about restricting yourself to a common subset of
>> the available API to bind druntime to.
> Well, if I recall correctly, 10.4 is a bit too limiting. The
> Posix support was really bad. Fortunately, 10.5 was the last
> version to support running of PowerPC. That version also comes
> with quite a nice set of features. Certified to be UNIX
> compliant (but that's only when running Intel), support for
> 64-bit versions of many of the system libraries. Objective-C
> 10.6 was the last version to support Rosetta (running PowerPC
> binaries emulated on Intel).
> So I would say, 10.5 if you want to run PowerPC natively.
The default minimum supported version in GCC is the last release
that supported PPC, i386 and x86_64. So it could be that you're
misremembering 10.4; I think the Mac-mini I have is 10.6, though
not too sure about that. The only certain thing I know is that
it's too old to be upgraded to a newer version. :-)
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