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OSX compatibility across version
« on: June 04, 2014, 02:09:06 PM »
Purdy little going on here now. Better start some topics of my own, then ;)

So, I'm trudging along on my cowboy RL, written in Python, and getting ready for an update sometime next week, or something (stay tuned). Getting out binaries for Linux and Windows isn't a problem, but then it would be nice to get the habit of releasing for OSX, of course. There are available applications to convert Python sources into OSX executables (or what you people call them). And I have an old Mac standing around, so this should be smooth as an oiled piglet, methinks? What brings me a bit of concern, though, is that this old Mac is old with a vengeance. I must've gotten it in the spring of 20071. So – if I "compile" a binary on this machine, is it still going to work on newer Macs? Or do I have to find an accomplice fanboi to do the dirty work of converting the scripts to a stand-alone application?

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1 I can double check the OS version, if that helps to clear things up.
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Re: OSX compatibility across version
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 02:44:09 PM »
Generally, apps should work on newer versions of the OS. Occasionally bugs do show up, though, and the older your version of the OS is, the more likely there would be changes.
In theory though, since Python's so high-level, any problems would be a part of the converter app itself instead of your code (I would think, I haven't done much with Python so I can't be positive). I'd check out the support forums or ask the developers of the converter apps to see if there's any issues. I'd imagine that if anything, you'd face the opposite problem...the apps might convert for the newer versions fine, but be too new for your version of the OS.

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Re: OSX compatibility across version
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 06:51:04 PM »
Thanks. I feel smarter already. I guess, when the time comes, I'll more closely at different alternatives, maybe make some posts to appropriate forums, etc.

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Re: OSX compatibility across version
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 11:54:07 AM »
Nope.  As far as I can tell all the hoops to jump through are on the development side.  If you have a program that works with one unicode-enabled terminal, it should work the same way anywhere.
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