[XeTeX] 64.bit XeTex was::Re: Trying to build microtype-aware xetex

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 18:04:42 CEST 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 17:47, Richard Koch wrote:
> Having said all of that, it would be wonderful if someone would take on the
> task of converting the Macintosh portions of XeTeX from ATSUI to Core Text,
> since it would remove the worry that Apple (at some distant time) would
> remove the 32 bit ATSUI Library from the system, and would allow us to compile
> all of TeX Live in 64 bits.

10.5 is the last OS that works on PPC. In 10.7 they dropped support for PPC.
10.6 is the last OS that works on i386. Not that I expect it, but I
would not be surprised if Appled would drop support for i386 in 10.8
(or whatever their next OS version will be), but they will almost
certainly drop it two versions ahead from current one. That leaves
approximately 3 years time to adapt the code to remain usable.


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