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Re: Change: JogAmp Module's Java Language Version Constraints
— by Sven Gothel Sven Gothel
On 12/17/2012 10:00 AM, Manu [via jogamp] wrote:
> Thanks Sven for your detailed answer.
> You're right, I was referring to Mac OS X versions 10.4 and 10.5, and
> particularly to PowerPC computers that can't be upgraded to 10.6.
Well, Java6 is avail for 10.5.8 64bit only .. I guess.

> There must
> be quite a lot of computers of this kind that are still running.
Yes, so it's a PowerPC 10.5 issue here .. actually.

>
> If you support only Java 1.6 and more recent versions, then while calling (and
> I guess building) "Universal" libraries for Mac OS X? Or by "Universal", does
> it mean it supports Intel 32 bits and 64 bits architecture? It those libraries
> support also PowerPC, I guess you could remove that part because a full
> version of Java 6 never existed for this processor under Mac OS X.

Right, thank you for this detail.

Now the question is - shall we support OSX PowerPC and jump little hoops for it ?
Obviously my opinion is 'no' so far.

However, if there is a huge audience for such platform - maybe we can produce
something for them, if they are willing to cooperate.
What comes to mind is some class-file converter .. and available build machine.
Again: I would like to stay out of such 'ugly' business :)

~Sven

> Emmanuel Puybaret


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