[darwinbuild-dev] Project Version Numbers

Michael Franz mvfranz at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 17:27:47 PST 2008

> > This number scheme starts with darwin 8.4 and then stops with 9.0?  I
> > will confirm, but it is darwin 8.0 - 8.3 that I am having problems
> > building on my MacBook.
> 8.0 - 8.3 were only released as PPC in binary form.  Even though
> they're built with the i386 architecture, the ABI is different from
> what finally shipped on the MacBook, and the i386 half of the sources
> were essentially thrown away.  In fact, none of the PPC build lineage
> for 8.x are expected to work on an Intel machine.
So, does that explain why I cannot build any projects prior to 8.4 on
my MacBook running OS X?

What I infer from this, the only way to build intel version of darwin
8.0-8.3 is to be running an intel version of Darwin 8.0-8.3. (or a ppc
version in the same version range)

This would also imply that moving from darwin 8.3 to 8.4 would be very
tricky (build wise).


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