[OS X TeX] i-Installer and MacOS X 10.4.6 ?

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Jun 26 22:36:33 CEST 2006

On Jun 24, 2006, at 14:26, Josep M. Font wrote:

> Hi,
> Got a new MacBookPro with MacOS X 10.4.6 (8I1121), all system software 
> upgrades applied, downloaded latest i-Installer (2.78, build 27 May 
> 2006). To my surprise, when I start it in order to make a fresh TeX 
> installation, a window pops up with the following intriguing message:
> "Please upgrade MacOS X: Although i-Installer works on MacOS X 
> 10.4.4-10.4.6, up- or downgrading MacOS X to another version is 
> recommended"

The reason this is here is timing. I had assumed/hoped that 10.4.7 
would be out really soon. This message is future-proof in the sense 
that the release of 10.4.7 would not make me have to change the message 
and upgrade i-Installert. But 10.4.7 is still not there, hence far more 
people get a request tro update while the update is not there yet.

i-Installer works fine on 10.4.6 with the latest upgrades (esp. 
QuickTime 7.1.1 instead of QuickTime 7.1 which broke 10.4.6 horribly). 
Still, I consider 10.4.4-10.4.6 not Apple's finest work and given my 
knowledge of what issues are there I would like to prevent people from 
using it.

Donwgrading is not really an option for Intel users. Pre-10.4.4 
versions were only available for the Developer Transition Kit.

So, go ahead an use it.


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