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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/6] ui/cocoa: Fix OSX 10.10 warnings (and drop

From: Programmingkid
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/6] ui/cocoa: Fix OSX 10.10 warnings (and drop 10.4 support)
Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 19:45:20 -0400

On May 10, 2015, at 6:19 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:

> This patchset fixes a number of new compile warnings when building
> on OSX10.10 which were not present on 10.9, which are mostly fixes
> to avoid deprecated APIs.
> I've chosen to implement some of them by simply dropping the
> backward-compatibility support for OSX 10.4. This is basically
> a pragmatic decision since I don't think we can support ancient
> versions forever, especially when I don't actually have a system
> to test compiling them on. (Last time I tried building QEMU on 10.4
> it was an insane pain because you had to start by building all
> the dependencies and a new compiler too.) I would not be terribly
> surprised somebody told me we'd already accidentally broken 10.4
> compilation, in fact.
> 10.5 is the last PPC OSX release so it seems like a reasonable
> minimum-version requirement (though I don't have a 10.5 setup
> either, so am reliant on people telling me if it breaks.)
> This patchset sits on top of my current cocoa.next branch which
> you can find here:
> https://git.linaro.org/people/peter.maydell/qemu-arm.git cocoa.next
> If you have a pre-10.10 system and can test that this patchset
> doesn't break compilation that would be nice. (I checked the
> Apple documentation's notes about when functions and constants
> were first defined, so it should be OK...)
> Peter Maydell (6):
>  ui/cocoa: Drop tests for CGImageCreateWithImageInRect support
>  ui/cocoa: Remove compatibility ifdefs for OSX 10.4
>  ui/cocoa: openPanelDidEnd returnCode should be NSInteger, not int
>  ui/cocoa: Declare that QemuCocoaAppController implements
>    NSApplicationDelegate
>  ui/cocoa: Don't use NSWindow useOptimizedDrawing on OSX 10.10 and up
>  ui/cocoa: Avoid deprecated NSOKButton/NSCancelButton constants
> ui/cocoa.m | 87 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------------------------
> 1 file changed, 37 insertions(+), 50 deletions(-)
> -- 
> 2.2.1

I hate seeing support for older operating system end. The only thing you appear 
to be seeing are warnings. Are they really so bad? It might be simpler to just 
disable warnings. In the end I guess there isn't someone out there who is using 
QEMU on Mac OS 10.4 or earlier. 

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