Release 8.0 DP 14

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
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.

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