richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 14:04:17 EDT 2012
On 10/03/2012 07:20 PM, Timothy Miller wrote:
> On Oct 2, 2012, at 1:58 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> I just meant that anyone developing cross platform apps (Windows, OS X, mobile) couldn't use the same code base for all builds. The menu is strictly an OS X service, so there would have to be a lot of code-branching for each platform, and lots of specialized handlers to accomodate similar functionality on non-Mac machines. I was probably a little presumptuous, forgetting that some folks develop only for their own use.
> Not presumptuous.
> From your previous message I got the impression that the number of home-brewers on the list is relatively small.
> I'm wondering: home-brewers / professional developers on the list < 1? < 0.1?
> By home-brewers I mean amateurs developing for their own use.
1. I develop in-house software for my language school; all programs
running on either Linux
(Ubuntu) or Mac OS 10.4.
2. I develop a piece of commercial software (Devawriter Pro) for
Macintosh and Windows,
and, ultimately, Linux.
All my software development is done in my bedroom.
Does that make me a home-brewer?
Certainly seems that your categories are a bit too neat, and have too
sharply defined boundaries
to make sense in the real world.
> Home-brewers don't normally work cross-platform. Professional developers usually do, I suppose.
> Is LC the preferred tool for non-pros developing for their own use? If not then what is?
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