No way to detect running Mac OS X version with the SDK

Number:rdar://11798430 Date Originated:Tue, 03 Jul 2012 19:52:59 GMT
Status:Duplicate Resolved:
Product:Mac OS X SDK Product Version:10.8
Classification:Serious Bug Reproducible:Not Applicable
There is no way to detect the Mac OS X Version an app is currently running in, because of the deprecation of the Gestalt Manager API.

Steps to Reproduce:
Write code to detect the current Mac OS X Version like:

        SInt32 major, minor, bugfix;

        /* Fetch the major, minor, and bugfix versions.
         * Fetching the OS version should not fail. */
        if (Gestalt(gestaltSystemVersionMajor, &major) != noErr) {
        if (Gestalt(gestaltSystemVersionMinor, &minor) != noErr) {
        if (Gestalt(gestaltSystemVersionBugFix, &bugfix) != noErr) {

Expected Results:
The variables major, minor, bugfix have the current OS X Version numbers.

Actual Results:
The API calls are marked as deprecated. No replacement API available (especially one that runs in the sandbox!)




Duped. rdar://11804778

By maxseelemann at July 4, 2012, 7:29 a.m. (reply...)

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