OSX i386/x86 and x86_64 - time to switch supported platforms?
perikov at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 13:43:09 CET 2011
To make it clear. Leopard (released October 2007) fully supports x86_64 executables. Given upgrade rate of Mac community I think it's pretty safe to state that majority of mac owners have x86-64 capable systems.
On 01.02.2011, at 15:30, malcolm.wallace wrote:
> MacOS 10.5 is still largely 32-bit. MacOS 10.6 is largely 64-bit. Both are capable of compiling and running for the alternative word-size choice, fairly transparently. 10.6 was released August 2009, but there are likely plenty of people still running 10.5.
> On 01 Feb, 2011,at 12:10 PM, John Meacham <john at repetae.net> wrote:
>> Even though the hardware is x86_64, I thought the vast majority of
>> macs used a 32 bit build of OSX and 32 bit programs?
>> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 3:38 AM, Max Cantor <mxcantor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > The last 32-bit, Intel Mac was the Mac Mini, discontinued in August 2007. The bulk of them were discontinued in 2006, along with PowerPC Macs. Does it make sense to relegate OSX x86_64 to community status while the 32-bit version is considered a supported platform?
>> > Given that I'm far from experienced enough to be able to contribute meaningfully to GHC, I'm not complaining about anyone's efforts, just that those efforts might be a bit misallocated. I'd venture a guess that far more people are interested in running 64-bit GHC on OSX than in running GHC on what is now fairly antiquated hardware.
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