Mac support for Catalina

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Mac support for Catalina

Post by Z-Man » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:02 pm

is nonexistent for the time being. Sorry to the users.

The technical issue that triggers this change of status is that MacOS dropped support for 32 bit applications, and our builds only have that. The only system I had available for building was a PowerBook, and while that might have been able to do 64 bit builds for Intel Macs with an updated OS, I never got far enough to try. Best I could tell, no modern crypto standards work for these old systems, no halfway up to date browsers exist. I was completely unable to do any useful networking with the thing any more, no file sharing, no browsing. Also, it was pretty beat up. To end its and my suffering, we gave it away. It's probably spare parts now.

Fixing this is a job I need to leave to someone else.

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Re: Mac support for Catalina

Post by delinquent » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:15 am

Briefly looked into this. I can't do much since virtualisation is borked on my machine until I figure out how to make it work properly in Fedora.

According to this site, Catalina removes some of the existing /usr/include structure which GCC expects, and that it is necessary to create a few symbolic links as well as copy some of the overarching structure in order to modify a header. It's therefore necessary to create a few symlinks and modify a header or two to compile GCC in the first place. That's before looking at 64bit support.

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Re: Mac support for Catalina

Post by bignose » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:15 pm

Just fyi, my life is no longer worthy of living, as I am kept out of arma by Catalina.

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Re: Mac support for Catalina

Post by Z-Man » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:05 pm

Splendid lurking! You may want to have a look here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/armagetronad/+bug/1850536
dlh uploaded some test builds.

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Re: Mac support for Catalina

Post by kyle » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 am

You can always not upgrade to Catalina

A recent XKCD shows how this works
https://xkcd.com/2224/
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