Cannot build a standalone application
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Oct 10 08:58:26 EDT 2012
Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> And speaking from experience: the *alpha* release of system 7 was far
> more stable than things coming out of Redmond in the following decades
I think you hit on a key point there. While Apple does provide some
lead time for developers working with preview editions, in terms of
complexity and scope it isn't reasonable to compare LiveCode to most
relatively simple consumer apps. Being effectively a VM, LC has
arguably much more in common with an OS than a consumer app.
Given this, the relatively short delays we see between OS releases and
updates to LiveCode to accommodate any lack of backward compatibility
the OS vendor may have introduced is pretty good.
It's also worth noting that most cases involving backward compatibility
issues are unique to Apple systems. Windows and even the Linux
community do a much better job of supporting legacy code even as they
move their respective platforms forward.
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