>> In this case I recommend to bump the baseline for Ubuntu up to 14.04 LTS >> (or even 16.04 LTS). > > How did you get to that conclusion? Ubuntu LTS support lasts 5 years. > Empiricially, I've seen the last 3 LTS versions being installed by > Isabelle users. Consequently, we have only recently dropped 10.04 LTS > and are now at 12.04 LTS for some years to come.
The current date is 7.4.2017. Thus this is the last month of support for 12.04 LTS. >> And secondly dropping support for OS X Mavericks, since that is also >> unsupported by Apple right now. > > Dropping Mavericks now would mean to reinstall macbroy2, which is our > main witness for non-trivial Apple hardware. Such a change comes with > the risk that the system stops working afterwards: the old saying "never > change a running system" has some truth in it. I don’t get why supporting fewer systems is more work. But anyways it was just a suggestion. Best, Salomon
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