[Mailman-Developers] Mailman CVS works on OS X!

John W Baxter jwblist@olympus.net
Wed, 23 Jan 2002 13:20:16 -0800

At 0:27 -0500 1/23/2002, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
>Wow, that is awesome news.  BTW, I just last weekend installed OS X on
>my wife's G4, but I haven't had time to play with it much because it
>was 10.0 and a number of things didn't work quite right.  I didn't
>want to sleep on the couch all week, so I reboot it to 9.1 and sent my
>check for the MacOSX upgrade kit. :) Soon as I get the 10.1 discs I do
>plan to spend some time twiddling with Python and Mailman on MacOSX.
>BTW, I'm almost entirely Windows-free now (with occasional wagon
>tumbles with VMware that always make me feel dirty and ashamed
>afterwards. :).  The Mac is a quite cool OS to play with and OSX only
>makes it cooler.

[Off-list deliberately...OK to quote back onto the list if for some odd
reason you want to.]

There is a newer /Developer tree for Mac OS X than you will get with the
10.1 upgrade package.  It's a free download (200+ meg, but I suspect you
have bandwidth available*).

Software update will offer you Mac OS X 10.1.2...you should also move to
that after installing 10.1.

That's probably the version combination you should work with (for now).

You were correct to ignore the Mac OS X 10.0 installation and wait.  (I've
been using Mac OS X since March 24, but the machine wasn't running 10 most
of the time until about 1.0.4, and is better now (10.1.2).

I plan to buy a fresh retail copy of Mac OS X 10.2 when that comes
out...I'll be tired of the prospect of starting at 10.0 on a fresh disk
should things go wrong, by then.

  --John (who runs Virtual PC to run Win2000 on the Mac to support the
management client for our firewall...VPC is quite impressive, should you
need it sometime)

* I put two Macs (56K dialup) and one Linux-running laptop (56K frame) to
work on the download task one Sunday afternoon...Apple provides the
download in 10 meg segments for fools like me.

John Baxter   jwblist@olympus.net      Port Ludlow, WA, USA