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From Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org>
Subject Re: OpenOffice mac
Date Thu, 15 May 2014 20:19:37 GMT
On 12/05/2014 mt wrote:
> On 8/5/14 at 7:33 PM, der_ron@rocketmail.com (der_ron) wrote:
>> Please could you make new releases available on mac osx 10.6?
>> 10.6 is 5 years old ...
> Is there somewhere an explanation of what "older" Mac users are missing
> out on?

It is a purely technical choice we had to make to take advantage of 
64-bit Mac OS X applications and avoid the dependency on now deprecated 
build tools. It was discussed at length on the dev list, since it was 
clear that we needed to drop support for older Mac OS X releases in 
order to better support the newer ones.

See https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=122301 and the Release 
Notes 
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.1+Release+Notes 
for more information.

It is unlikely that support for Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier is restored in 
future; to be precise, it is considered to be a huge task and not worth 
the effort; but if volunteers show up who can either "port" OpenOffice 
4.1.0 to older Mac OS X systems or provide extended support/bugfixes 
port for version 4.0.1 on older Mac OS X systems, they will be welcome.

Regards,
   Andrea.

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