LC & Mac M1 Chip

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Fri Jan 8 11:51:03 EST 2021

Your back stories made me fire up a G5 iMac I have here running macOS 10.5
and download the latest LiveCode to work on it . . . .

Love and lunacy, Richmond.

On 8.01.21 1:06, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode wrote:
> Paul:
> > we have several customer who have said
> > they are upgrading to M1 laptops
> Yes; important to support! I'm looking in that direction too. It'll be 
> popular, plus it's what I can afford. Many people in the same boat.
> (Backstory: Apple's biz model forces Apple to force us to spend on 
> hardware. The mobile herd sticks with Apple, so the dev herd does too, 
> so wallets must open and notes must rain down. But not satisfied yet 
> with the rain from software tweaks, so now hardware tweaks too.)
> I'm planning to get an M1 Mac this year, to get back on the bleeding 
> edge for a while. It's time. My old Mac hardware is still perfectly 
> good, it was well-built and has zero issues, but finally has been 
> pushed into what will soon be an untenable corner by the combo of new 
> OS to support and new chip to support. But the older Mac will continue 
> to serve for testing and for transition dev if needed.
> > a sense of when LC 9.6.2 STABLE may be out?
> Could be roughly predicted, maybe, by looking at what they are working 
> on. I actually agree with LC's anti release date policy; announcing 
> firm dates is just begging for another issue to pop up. But since 
> Apple's biz model places so much pressure on devs to keep up, a sense 
> would be good. Especially since third-party addons and widgets also 
> have to keep up with our ecosystem.
> (Another backstory: Don't forget the stable/stable linguistic play; 
> I've seen RCs here that were actually more "stable" than the final, 
> because glitches, regressions, and extra bugs are sometimes - perhaps 
> often - introduced in the very process of fixing bugs. Depending on a 
> stable to be stable is a gamble, and depending on the specific 
> features in an app, there are times when the RC is more reliable. 
> Nevertheless I really hate to publish anything with an RC; only when 
> forced to do so.)
> BTW, Paul knows all of this very well. I'm just replying publicly in 
> case the backstories will benefit other readers here in the process. :)
> Best wishes,
> Curry Kenworthy
> Custom Software Development
> "Better Methods, Better Results"
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