Proposal to take over macOS packaging

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Tue Aug 3 12:34:05 CDT 2021

Gijs Vermeulen <gijsvrm at> writes:

> Hi everyone,
> Currently, official macOS packages haven't been released since wine-5.7. Thus I'm sending this email on behalf of myself and Dean Greer to officially nominate ourselves to take over the macOS packaging.
> There are, however, some specifics we'd like to discuss.
> The old packages were built with compatibility for macOS 10.8 and higher, but Apple stopped supporting 10.8 a very long time ago and it would be hard to keep supporting it for the packages.
> To get anything lower functional would mean needing to compile all the needed dylibs on the lowest supported version, as package managers don't have prebuilds for these versions.
> The ideal solution would be to raise the minimum macOS version to 10.13. This version has only recently lost support and would allow us to ship feature-complete packages.
> Metal also started maturing a lot from 10.13 onwards. [1]
> Is this something that you could agree too?

That sounds reasonable, if it makes your life easier.

Thanks for volunteering!

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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