[vlc-devel] Mac OS X 10.4 support for VLC 1.0
Felix Paul Kühne
fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 5 16:50:58 CET 2009
as some of you know, I've been experimenting with Apple's LLVM GCC 4.2
compiler for quite some time. As this compiler requires the usage of
the 10.5 SDK, I discovered that OS X 10.5 supports proper cancelation
points, so VLC.app compiled from the latest master source runs and
more importantly quits correctly (and really fast in fact).
Because of this and a few other API limitations, I'm wondering whether
we could drop the support for 10.4 once we release VLC 1.0. IMO, VLC
0.9.9 will be a solid release (whenever it will be published...) and
therefore a nice last version for 10.4. What's your opinion?
Since Apple itself will probably drop support for 10.4 once 10.6 is
released (some time this spring) and the market share of 10.4 is
shrinking, I think this step would be justified...
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