Release 8.0 DP 14

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Fri Feb 5 17:08:47 EST 2016

Monte Goulding wrote:
 > That may be easier said than done considering as far as I can tell
 > from following progress at the moment there's no IDE only team.
 > Instead there appears to be variable degrees of input between the
 > engine and the IDE from the whole team. While it's relatively easy to
 > do what you are suggesting for IDE only if you are jumping between
 > LiveCode and C++ IDEs it might be a significant hit to productivity.
 > It might be easier to designate platform specialists on the team and
 > ensure the platform specialists spend a solid chunk of the week on
 > the IDE.

Given current team composition that may be as good as it gets.

 > The other side of this issue of course is that OS X can test 4 out of
 > 6 platforms while Windows and Linux can test 3.

OS X won't run the VM and test LC on Windows by itself. :)

If the nature of the work requires dependency on a single OS that's 
understandable, but as long as Windows is the unquestionably dominant 
desktop OS by some means or another more time needs to be spent in it 
with LC.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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