Old version for 10.4.11 on iBook G4

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I was wondering, if there are still older versions of Ardour available.

Since my old iBook G4 PPC 10.4.11 turned out to be a very stable and reliable machine in live situations I would like to have Ardour on it, simply for recording live.

I've inspected https://community.ardour.org/releases but couldn't find an appropriate version.


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We only build for 10.5 and above these days. There were some changes made by Apple between 10.4 and10.5 that weren't really worth trying to stay back-compatible for. The source code for older versions is available, but we cannot in good conscience recommend using it (Ardour 2.x, probably).

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There are capacitors on the computer motherboard and their properties will change when they get older. This will manifest itself in the form on random strange problems, freezing, reboots etc. I would not trust a computer this old to do anything critical.

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There is a PPC version available from https://nightly.ardour.org/ , but as Paul said 10.5 or later only. The handful of OSX/PPC users that helped make it possible and motivated us still providing PPC binaries are all on 10.5.6.