[phenixbb] OS X PowerPC builds
Francis E Reyes
Francis.Reyes at Colorado.EDU
Wed Mar 24 11:14:19 PDT 2010
Um I'm still running OSX PPC! My dual G5 is now 6 years old and for
desktop purposes its just as fast as when I got it.
I might have to upgrade though now that Valve is making Mac builds ;)
On Mar 24, 2010, at 10:55 AM, Nathaniel Echols wrote:
> On Mar 24, 2010, at 8:55 AM, Ben Eisenbraun wrote:
>> I'm updating our nightly build, and I noticed that there are no
>> builds for OS X PowerPC.
>> Are the PowerPC builds going to be discontinued? I searched the
>> list, but I didn't see an announcement.
> We were sort of hoping no one would notice - the download and bug
> report statistics indicate that very few people are still using the
> PPC installer. The problem is actually that our lone G5 machine is
> dying a slow, lingering death, and we can't rely on it continuing to
> work indefinitely. That said, my guess is that the source installer
> should still compile on PPC, since we only stopped a couple of weeks
> ago and the compilers are mostly similar. (The exception is
> Fortran, for which you still need to use g77/gfortran - but not for
> much longer, I hope.) If you're desperate, I may be able to build a
> PPC binary installer of the next official release.
> For the record, Linux 2.4 support has also been discontinued - in
> this case, because the C++ compilers are hopelessly obsolete and
> break on standard code.
> By the way, I would recommend waiting to upgrade anything, because a
> new official release is imminent anyway.
> Nathaniel Echols
> Lawrence Berkeley Lab
> NEchols at lbl.gov
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Francis Reyes M.Sc.
University of Colorado at Boulder
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