maximum system version

Asked by Jeremy Huddleston on 2009-10-01

I know there is sparkle:minimumSystemVersion key for depending on a version of the OS, but is there a maximumSystemVersion? I have one release that is for Leopard and one for SnowLeopard, so I'd like to set maximum to 10.5.99 or something like that on the Leopard release.

grepping through the source, I didn't see anything particularly striking on that front, so I'm assuming not, but I figured I'd ask before I try to write a patch for it.

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Andy Matuschak (andymatuschak) said : #1

Just set the SnowLeopard-only release to have a minimum system version of 10.6, then that one'll get picked.

Jeremy Huddleston (jeremyhu) said : #2

That doesn't actually work. Example:

I have a SL version that requires 10.6.2 or later
I have a Leo version that requires 10.5.8 or later

Someone on 10.6.1 should not be given software to install since there is NO version that will work for them. Using minimum versions only, they'll be given the Leopard bits.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #3

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Jeremy Huddleston (jeremyhu) said : #4

This is actually quite important now:

SnowLeopard users are being given Leopard versions to install! I know I can't do anything about current releases, but I'd like this fixed before my next release, so the following update goes smoothly.

I have min-version = 10.6 for the SL version (even though it is really 10.6.2), min-version = 10.5.8 for the Leo version.

As you can see from this post (, some SL users are being given the Leopard installer.

Here is the feed:

Is there any way I can address this other than splitting up the feeds?

Andy Matuschak (andymatuschak) said : #5

Hm. Fixing this the Right Way™ would require larger-scale changes than I think you want to wait for. I suggest splitting up the feeds for now at least. That's not so bad...

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