[post originally written after the release of Lion and copied from a different blog system]
Isn't she gorgeous? I'm now appreciating that the operating system she represents is beautiful too.
I've found plenty of things about Lion [edit: and now Mountain Lion] that I really don't like.
I found a secondhand machine for day-to-day use and now that I'm back on Snow Leopard I love it.
Something else has made me think about users of older systems too. A user of my new product Scrutiny asked about ppc support. The answer is that I have been forced to move to XCode 4 in order to find and fix Lion problems. However, XCode 4 doesn't allow me to build a version which runs on ppc machines. Therefore I released the beta as intel / 10.5 upwards.
It seems that maybe I can use XCode 4 to build for ppc and all of these things have made me think that it would be a good thing to support older macs and versions of OSX.
Rather than try the XCode 4 conversion (I've found messing with build settings to be hair-tearingly frustrating) I may instead rebuild the products using XCode 3 and work in that.
Either way, I'm aiming to support Integrity and Scrutiny on ppc and intel, 10.4 and above if possible, or 10.5 and above if not.
[update: I'm now able to build my apps as a single version to run on 10.4 updwards and code-sign them for 10.8's Gatekeeper too.]