Hi folks, as some of you know, GitHub Actions is discontinuing support for macOS 10.15 runners, so we have had to switch CI to build binaries for macOS 11 and up. This means that unless we take the trouble to set up an alternative, we will not be able to release 2.13 (or any point releases in earlier versions) for 10.15. Thoughts? For context, 10.15 (Catalina) was released in October 2019, and has been superseded by 11 (Big Sur) and 12 (Monterey), and the upcoming 13 (Ventura), to be released late 2022. Thoughts on this? Specifically, if you need macOS 10.15 support, let us know now, and let us know if you're able to put time and/or $ into getting 10.15 CI working for longer.
07/28/2022, 6:54 PM
maybe email this to the google group also?
07/28/2022, 7:24 PM
The results of this would also be good for an OS deprecation policy
07/28/2022, 7:53 PM
For as long as catalina receives updates, I think it should be supported.
Personally though, all of my assets tend to be updated to the GA releases of macOS so I wouldn't be affected in any way.
07/28/2022, 8:10 PM
This doesn't affect me 1 iota, as I keep everything relatively up to date. Not bleeding-edge, but maybe "tis but a scratch"-edge. But I'm not a fan of coupling Pants life to operating system life.
I've worked on a lot of projects that are stuck being coupled to operating system or browsers, and that's how I end up needing to test my code for IE11 on Windows 7 in 2022.
I think, importantly, only new versions of Pants wouldn't be released for deprecated systems. Whatever was in place is still there and fair game, or those in the unfortunate situation of using deprecated OSes can still build Pants themselves
My deprecation policy whim would be 2-3 major OS releases I think (so, a few years)
08/07/2022, 10:14 PM
Re this, no one has picked up the baton, and as things stand we will not be releasing 2.13 stable for macos 10.15
I will look into setting something up
I have set up a self-hosted 10.15 runner on macstadium