LC 9.6.0 DP2

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Wed Feb 19 07:56:30 EST 2020

Here's a "little something" for all the "We have to endlessly update at 
all costs" crowd:

Who realised that Apple are STILL supporting MacOS 10.7.5 in some way?


On 19.02.20 9:12, Richmond wrote:
> I would not expect a software company to maintain any sort of 
> backwards compatibility unless they could
> see any _significant financial advantage_ in that.
> About a year ago someone waved $100 at me for a version of my 
> Devawriter Pro that would run on Mac OS 10.6 32-bit,
> and as it took me all of 15 minutes, I was able to run them off a 
> standalone using LiveCode 8.1.8.
> Without the incentive of $100 it would have depended on which side of 
> bed I had got out of that morning. ;-)
> Richmond.
> On 19.02.20 1:01, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>> I suppose one could also make the counter argument that software companies do not have oodles of money laying around to maintain endless backwards compatibility with older operating systems. Something has to give.
>> Bob S
>>> On Feb 17, 2020, at 12:40 , Richmond via use-livecode<use-livecode at>  wrote:
>>> There are an awful lot of people around and about (especially outwith North America)
>>> who are deploying supposedly out-dated operating systems to good effect; and they also need software.
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