Bob Ippolito (@etrepum) on Haskell, Python, Erlang, JavaScript, etc.
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NEXT_ROOT lives again

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If you are wondering how to compile stuff on 10.3 such that it's probably backwards compatible with OS X 10.2, you'll want to set the following environment up (after having installed the 10.2 SDKs, of course):

setenv NEXT_ROOT /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.2.8.sdk
setenv MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET 10.2

This, of course, is only useful if the whole environment you're trying to make standalone is already 10.2 compatible. The Python 2.3.0 that comes with OS X 10.3 is most definitely not. At some point, one of the MacPythonistas will probably put together a little "chrooted" environment for building 10.2 compatible --standalone'd software (but don't hold your breath).

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