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We need MAC os support
« on: 06:07 PM - 12/23/13 »
It is as big or bigger than windows. Why has this never been a feature for the next gen xim?

just hire a bunch of interns for a month to port it and voila

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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #1 on: 06:41 PM - 12/23/13 »
Yeah, because interns are going to produce quality, maintainable code. I would live to see OS X supported, but interns are a terrible idea.
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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #2 on: 07:15 PM - 12/23/13 »
I'm still stuck on the whole "as big or bigger than windows" part of the post.

I swear to god I will bring forth a rage so complete in it's fury that your innards would boil from the sheer amount of energy pouring from your monitor.

Rook said everything that can be said.

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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #3 on: 07:17 PM - 12/23/13 »
I'm still stuck on the whole "as big or bigger than windows" part of the post.



hehe That's what I was thinking

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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #4 on: 07:51 PM - 12/23/13 »
I would like to see Mac support also.

Mac is not bigger than windows. However, the MAC OS is gaining on windows.

Please lets not start a war btwn which is better. Everyone has their own opinion and preference.

I have both Mac and PC. My machine of choice is Mac based. I boot up the pc when i need to update my XIM3 or other Pc related task. It would be really nice not to have to.

Yes i also know Windows can run on a Mac. I prefer not to.

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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #5 on: 08:40 PM - 12/23/13 »
I would like to see Mac support also.

Mac is not bigger than windows. However, the MAC OS is gaining on windows.

Please lets not start a war btwn which is better. Everyone has their own opinion and preference.

I have both Mac and PC. My machine of choice is Mac based. I boot up the pc when i need to update my XIM3 or other Pc related task. It would be really nice not to have to.

Yes i also know Windows can run on a Mac. I prefer not to.

Oh, I'm all for expanding the presence of XIM related products on whatever platform or OS you care to name. I'll even go so far as to say that Apple and their OS suite are solid and have their place in the tech-universe.

I personally prefer Windows and Android (sorry, not enough of a nerd to go full Linux). My point was simply that claiming a larger Mac presence than Windows in order to bolster support for iOS etc is a bit much. Hyperbole is rarely an effective tool, especially when it is presented in a serious manner.

So yes, Macs should have XIM supported programs. And like it was mentioned in the development blog, there will be ... it just isn't there yet.
I swear to god I will bring forth a rage so complete in it's fury that your innards would boil from the sheer amount of energy pouring from your monitor.

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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #6 on: 08:54 PM - 12/23/13 »
xim manager was written in a language that requires a lot to be written from the scratch again
basically too much time needed regarding the amount of people that benefit from it

thats the last announcement we had on this topic a year or two ago
(if i remember correctly)

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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #7 on: 09:30 PM - 12/23/13 »
I dunno about XIM4, but historically the hindrances with supporting non Windows OS's have been:

  • The tedium that true cross platform software presents to a small dev team.
  • The lack of a robust cross platform USB library.

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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #8 on: 02:15 AM - 12/24/13 »
Use an emulator.

MAC at best has 10% of the market whilst Microsoft has about 85% with Windows and the rest is consumed with Linux distros.
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We need MAC os support
« Reply #9 on: 02:22 AM - 12/24/13 »
What is that market? Xim is settled in the private / home market. What is the apple share there?
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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #10 on: 02:39 AM - 12/24/13 »
Yeah, because interns are going to produce quality, maintainable code. I would live to see OS X supported, but interns are a terrible idea.

Thats why you pick good ones. Duh.

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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #11 on: 05:37 AM - 12/24/13 »
Oh, I'm all for expanding the presence of XIM related products on whatever platform or OS you care to name. I'll even go so far as to say that Apple and their OS suite are solid and have their place in the tech-universe.

I personally prefer Windows and Android (sorry, not enough of a nerd to go full Linux). My point was simply that claiming a larger Mac presence than Windows in order to bolster support for iOS etc is a bit much. Hyperbole is rarely an effective tool, especially when it is presented in a serious manner.

So yes, Macs should have XIM supported programs. And like it was mentioned in the development blog, there will be ... it just isn't there yet.

just this once, i'm fully supporting rook on this.
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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #12 on: 05:39 AM - 12/24/13 »
shouldn't iOS support cover the need for Mac ? i mean who in the world has a Mac and an android?! that's just comedy material.

iOS imho kills 2 birds with one stone, yes it's not the same as having OSX for sure, very inferior but not all bad too.
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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #13 on: 05:39 AM - 12/24/13 »
I'm still stuck on the whole "as big or bigger than windows" part of the post.



hehe That's what I was thinking

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Re: We need MAC os support
« Reply #14 on: 12:01 PM - 12/24/13 »
hhahahaha mac os is gaining on windows...

bahahahahaha. Sorry.

Couldnt help myself.

Maybe in portable devices sure.

But for desktops and corporations? Not even close dude.


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