[vlc-devel] [RFC] Dropping support for OS X 10.5

Felix Paul Kühne fkuehne.videolan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 20:33:43 CEST 2012


On 19.08.2012, at 19:50, SciFi wrote:

> We _do_ have full 64-bit processors in our hardware.
> So other than the kernel/kexts, most apps themselves _do_ decidedly _run_ in 64-bit mode on our hardware.
> (My iMac has the Core-2-Duo CPU; the Pro1,1 line have Xeons, if I'm not mistaken.)
> I feel our EFI/BIOS can be flash-upgraded to provide full 64-bit mode.

Let me make a cut here. We will still support the Core 2 Duo and all the other 64bit CPUs. We don't care about the bitness of your kernel or your EFI.

We will no longer support the following Intel-based Macs using the Yonah architecture ("CoreSolo", "CoreDuo"):
- 1st generation MacBook (MacBook1,1)
- 1st generation MacBook Pro (MacBookPro1,1, MacBookPro1,2)
- early and late 2006 Mac mini (Macmini1,1)

That's it. All the other Intel-based Macs remain supported until we drop support for 10.6 in a few years (when OS X 10.10 or something is out).

Best regards,


Felix Paul Kühne
Developer of VLC's Mac OS X port

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