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

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/6] ui/cocoa: Fix OSX 10.10 warnings (and drop 10.4 support)
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 07:54:02 +0100

On 12 May 2015 at 00:45, Programmingkid <address@hidden> wrote:
> On May 10, 2015, at 6:19 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> 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.)

> 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.

Well, we've already in some sense dropped 10.4 support, because
10.4 doesn't have rez/setfile, so it won't build with the icon
patch applied. I wouldn't mind continuing to support 10.4 if
we had at least one person who had 10.4 and had an actual use
for 10.4 support and regularly built on 10.4 and told us if we
broke things. But we don't, so all that we're really doing with
these ifdefs is making our code more complicated and harder to
maintain. 10.5 came out in 2007...

-- PMM

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