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The following ACP builds are available to ACP users. They can be downloaded at any time.

  1. ACP for OS X 10.8/Mountain Lion/10.9 Mavericks/10.10 Yosemite. Current build. This build is highly recommended for users with Mountain Lion, Mavericks, or Yosemite.

  2. ACP for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard/10.7 Lion. Current build. Only for 64-bit Intel machines. Not compatible with earlier versions of OS X. Its source code has now officially branched from previous builds. This build is highly recommended for users with 64-bit Intel computers and Snow Leopard or Lion.

  3. ACP Portable for OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10. Current build. The source tree for this distribution is officially compatible with that of 10.4 Tiger and will run on all subsequent systems as well. ACP Portable is a dedicated subset of the ACP for system administrators on troubleshooting assignments and runs directly from USB flash drives.

  4. ACP for OS X 10.5 Leopard. Legacy build. This build will work on all 10.5 systems running up to 10.5.8 (and presumably all 10.5 systems thereafter). It is not compatible with 10.3 (Panther) or 10.2 (Jaguar) systems and will not run on 10.4 systems but its source code is officially identical with that used for the 10.4 (Tiger) build. This build is also currently supported and has been tested successfully on 10.6 Snow Leopard. This build is recommended for adopters of Snow Leopard who are not yet running 64-bit Intel computers. This build is no longer being supported.

  5. ACP for OS X 10.4 Tiger. Legacy build. For all 10.4 systems running up to 10.4.11. Not compatible with 10.3 (Panther) or 10.2 (Jaguar) but it does include additional enhancements and additional programs added to the distribution after the introduction of OS X 10.5 Leopard. This build is no longer being supported.

  6. ACP for OS X 10.3 Panther. Legacy build. This build will work on all 10.3 systems running up to 10.3.9. It is not compatible with 10.2 (Jaguar) systems and does not include additional enhancements or additional programs added to the distribution at a later time. This build is no longer being supported.

  7. ACP for OS X 10.2 Jaguar. Legacy build. This build will work on all 10.2 systems running up to 10.2.8. It does not include additional enhancements or additional programs added to the ACP at a later time. This build is no longer being supported.

The following Xfile builds are available to Xfile users. They can be downloaded at any time.

  1. Xfile for OS X 10.8/Mountain Lion/10.9 Mavericks/10.10 Yosemite. Current build. This build is highly recommended for users with Mountain Lion, Mavericks, or Yosemite.

  2. Xfile for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard/10.7 Lion. Current build. For 64-bit Intel machines. Not compatible with earlier versions of OS X. Its source code has now officially branched from previous builds. This build is highly recommended for users with 64-bit Intel computers and Snow Leopard or Lion.

  3. Xfile for OS X 10.5 Leopard. Legacy build. This build will work on all 10.5 systems running up to 10.5.6 (and presumably all 10.5 systems thereafter). It is not compatible with 10.3 (Panther) or 10.2 (Jaguar) systems and will not run on 10.4 systems but its source code is officially identical with that used for the 10.4 (Tiger) build. This build is also currently supported and has been tested successfully on 10.6 Snow Leopard. This build is recommended for adopters of Snow Leopard who are not yet running 64-bit Intel computers. This build is no longer being supported.

  4. Xfile for OS X 10.4 Tiger. Legacy build. For all 10.4 systems running up to 10.4.11. Not compatible with 10.3 (Panther) or 10.2 (Jaguar) but it does include additional enhancements and additional programs added to the distribution after the introduction of OS X 10.5 Leopard. This build is no longer being supported.

Despite considerable additional workload, Rixstep continue to support and create new software for OS X 10.7 Lion through OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Changes here on out to previous builds will be infrequent (but can still occur) and focus will instead be on OS X 10.9 and forward.

All builds come with accompanying 'MD' files so you can easily see which builds have been updated and should be downloaded. MD files are only 262 bytes in size; they're compared with a utility such as Rixcomp; keeping the latest MD files and using them to compare means you can quickly check if new builds are available without waiting for change log notifications.

The ACP is not shareware; users get updates approximately twice per month; it is sold only as a unit: despite it now having 100+ Cocoa applications and command line tools it is a system and built as one. Purchase of an ACP licence entitles the user(s) to free updates, new programs, and free mail support for one year - renewable.

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