It’s a funny thing. I see it with Microsoft Visual studio versions too: you gotta have the right versions from whenever the thing was made, whether they try for an “all in one answer” (like a visual studio) or “let’s all join hands together and cooperate individually in harmony” *nix. Stuff that’s supposed to be backwards compatible breaks and THEN most of the time it doesn’t want you to install multiple versions of a thing, it wants to be global….
There’s so many cooks it’s amazing anything gets cooked right. I should be glad the stuff works at all.
I mean they all try for backwards compatibility. I’d say that Apple succeeds the best at it from a user POV (at least my iPhone… although now that I think about it, they just remove stuff from the store.. hm, nvm – , although a well constructed Windows 32-bit should still be functioning fine from 22 years ago (Microsoft Office 2K absolutely floored me at its continued compatibility as I dragged it from computer to computer) – and there’s linux tools going back to pre-linux days, with code from the 1970s still working…
it’s just sometimes it’s such a house of dominoes. Amazing it works at all.