Someone asked me why I’m working to add support for older Mac OS X versions. The question was politely kept private so as not to pollute other threads with needless bickering. I really appreciated that. Thanks anonymous friend.
That said, I wanted to share the response, because I think it’s a really good question. And all these emoji really need to be shared.
I will not hold the Stacks v4 release for these old systems. It will come later. So don’t worry too much about the time. I’ve been pacing myself for a while, just so I can sprint this last mile to release.
This will cost a bit of my free time, but I think the overall impact to the wider community will be tiny. It will be a low priority task for me while doing other bug fix updates that are sure to occur for the few months post release.
But why? Well, it’s a long story.
Get ready. And I’m in an emoji mood, hang on LOL
While I usually feel similar: “hey, let’s move forward as quickly as practical” — but I’m trying to pay closer attention to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitain.
10.12 had some big changes behind the scenes. Because of that Apple cut off lots of hardware. I myself have two iMacs , and a Mac Pro in the house right now that are all stuck at Mac OS X 10.11.
I guess, and it’s just my opinion, but I think that even though it’s not profitable it’s the right thing to do: keep this rather large group of older computers useful for as long as their owners are willing. Or maybe give these computers a second life to a family member or friend that doesn’t need to be anywhere near the cutting edge .
I suspect these ideas come from when was little . I was very very poor when I was young. We tried to never throw things out — the waste and expense was just too much. Everything gets used all the way. Everything gets a repurposed second life. ♂:recycle:
Eve ry thing.
As a result, even today when I don’t have to worry about the cost of basic necessities, throwing out useful things absolutely guts me. I just can’t stand it.
TL;DR: this is just my own tiny contribution to reducing waste, keeping a few more things out of the tip, and making the world a little better.