Macintosh support

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sat Nov 19 11:09:30 EST 2016

Richmond wrote:

 > I would like to know why Livecode 9 has dropped support for all
 > versions of Mac OS before 10.9.

ZDNet reports that OS X 10.8 t hasn't received critical security patches 
in over four years, and as such is regarded as too dangerous to use:

    OS X Mountain Lion: Still unsupported and vulnerable

    One month after the release of OS X Mavericks and the disclosure
    of 48 vulnerabilities in Mountain Lion, Apple has not released
    any updates to fix these or any other problems in Mountain Lion.


I don't know why Apple doesn't publish EOL dates for their OSes like 
every other major OS vendor does.

Microsoft gives at least a half-decade advance notice for Windows, and 
Canonical lets you know EOL dates for every version of Ubuntu even 
before release.

But AFAIK for more than a decade Apple merely quietly stops releasing 
updates, preventing their users from making informed decisions about 

This uniquely dangerous practice leaves millions of Apple customers 
unwittingly exposed.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

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