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From Peter Junge <peter.ju...@gmx.org>
Subject Re: Drop support for OSX 10.4 and 10.5 for AOO 4.1
Date Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:12:13 GMT
On 8/8/2013 4:08 PM, Herbert Duerr wrote:
> In the "[discuss] drop support for Java 5 and Java 6 for Windows" thread
> Rob wrote:
>> And remember, the "cost" of supporting old platforms is not just the
>> dev work.  It also involves QA and support..  If we say we "support"
>> something then we really ought to be testing in, not just saying that
>> we not aware of any problems.  The OpenOffice brand should mean that
>> users can run on any supported platform and have a good experience.
>> IMHO we should not say we "support" a platform unless we're willing
>> and able to meet that kind of expectation.
>
> This is very true also in other areas. I suggest we drop support for OSX
> 10.4 and 10.5 for Apache OpenOffice 4.1.
>
> There are some good points for the proposal:
> - the latest update of OSX 10.4 was in 2007 and Apple dropped support
> for it in May 2011
> - the latest update of OSX 10.5 was in 2009 and Apple dropped support
> for it in July 2012
> - Mozilla stopped releasing for them after FireFox 16
> - Google stopped releasing for them after Chrome 22
> - Microsoft stopped releasing for them after MSO 2011
> - Adobe stopped releasing for them in 2012
> - Oracle only provides Java for OSX 10.6 and up
> - Adium stopped releasing for them after Adium 1.4.5
> - etc.

Makes sense: +1

>
> Of course one could say that our development and testing community is
> way bigger than their counterparts in the above projects and companies
> even if were to combine their teams. From that supposition we'd have
> resources to spare to keep releasing for these unsupported platforms. On
> the other hand the assumption is a bit on the optimistic side and so we
> have keep reevaluating our target platforms.
>
> Herbert
>
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