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Re: macOS 64-bit

From: Marnen Laibow-Koser
Subject: Re: macOS 64-bit
Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 13:17:08 -0400

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 1:13 PM Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:

> >> And all users that don't use the two latest releases of MacOS (like
> >> me) are out of the game, too.
> >>
> >> [Note that I'm not a MacOS user at all.  For daily work I'm
> >>  exclusively using GNU/Linux.  It's just that I'm interested in
> >>  providing support even on exotic platforms :-)]
> >
> > Since you’re not a Mac user, are you in any position to talk about
> > what’s more usable on Mac OS *to experienced Mac users*?
> Uh, oh, a smiley in the end seems not to be enough to mark irony...
> Irrespective of that, Homebrew does not support macOS 10.7, so this is
> not related to `experience' at all.

Good to know; I wasn't aware of that.  However, won't our existing 32-bit
Mac build process be sufficient for 10.7?

> > If you’re not a Mac user, I suppose it makes sense that you’d prefer
> > MacPorts: isn’t it more or less a BSD package manager?  The problem,
> > though, is that it doesn’t fit the spirit of Mac OS very well.
> > Homebrew does a *much* better job at playing nice with the rest of
> > the OS, its CLI is pleasant, and it’s easy to create new packages.
> I started with Homebrew, but since 10.7 is no longer supported I was
> forced to abandon it.  By the way, it seems to me that your `hazy
> recollections' are no longer valid, as far as I can tell.  Having used
> both package managers I don't see an essential difference in the CLI
> (except that Homebrew uses colours and the sexy beer emoji on the
> command line).

Thanks, that's good to know.  I'll probably have a look at current MacPorts
in a VM, then, and see what I think of it now.

Marnen Laibow-Koser

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