Release 8.0 DP 14

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at
Fri Feb 5 17:13:33 EST 2016

There's no reason as far as I can see that a Linux native user can't VNC to
a remote Mac for the portion of testing that requires a Mac.  The same is
true of a Windows native user.


On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 5:08 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at>

> 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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