Everything’s in the title.
Please allow me and my old but reliable MacPro 5,1 2010 access to new capabilities and bug fixes. Buying a new MacPro would be sooo expensive… 10.14.6 is the latest OS available before programmed obsolescence.
If not possible would it be possible to compile successfully the 7.0 source on this computer? By what means at best: xcode, brew, gcc, macports, other? (I’m a newbie as for compiling, and often experiencing compile errors…)
Unfortunately ports to older OS/X versions depend on the macports volunteer(s).
Really bummed to see no support for my still beautiful and highly capable 27 inch iMac. Just because apple decides to force me to buy a new computer to use their latest OS doesn’t mean you guys should follow suite.
For me as an amateur mac programmer I know that supporting older hardware is just a few button clicks away, when you already supported the last revision. I will now have to endeavor to compile Kicad and that will probably take me days to weeks to figure out all the nuances of your…
And that may not even be enough for you, as that requires 10.15.
OK I’ll try to find out by myself.
Just saw this tutorial:
If this doesn’t work I can try to force Mac OS 10.15 Catalina install with DOSdude. Numerous advices + videos available on Google by typing: force os x 10.15 on macpro 5,1
Just saw this tutorial
The README.md was updated a year ago. At that time v7 wasn’t released yet. So maybe those instructions are for v6, which you already have.
Right! Maybe new source instructions were used in 7.0 source that will become invalid to ancient compilers (such as Xcode 13.3.1) and result into errors?
Please if anyone knows the answer before I mess everything up…
Maybe you can contact the macports volunteer and ask to join the effort?
Why not! But I’m a dead beginner at compiling on Mac. Not sure that I will be of any help.
How can I contact the MacPorts volunteers?
Start here maybe?
kicad | MacPorts
will do that…
Thanks and have a good day (here is off day for WWII victory day)
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