[Scribus] New porting target

zee zeekey
Mon Jun 6 21:54:41 CEST 2005

Does the switch from PPC to Intel cloud the scribus/Mac path?
That pre-alpha aqua work seems cancelled out by the chip change..would 
you continue coding
for a platform not long for this world?

Would the Mac version then become pretty much like any x86 version, 
with some mac-specific tweaks, then?

Just curious.


On Tue, 07 Jun 2005 03:30:17 +0800, Craig Ringer wrote:
> Hi folks
> It seems we have some fun ahead of us - and a new way to isolate endian
> bugs. Apple's going to be making Intel based machines with MacOS/X:
> http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/06/06/liveupdate/index.php
> Hmm... dual boot MacOS/X and Linux, with WINE/QEmu on the side.
> Tempting. Throw in MacOS/X running in a Xen instance under Linux and
> it's a developer's dream - all we need now is Solaris x86 under Xen too.
> Tell you what Andreas ... if I can get my hands on an Intel-based Mac
> mini (my money is on Pentium M, maybe P-M Celeron re CPU choice, and
> probably still a custom mobo with OpenFirmware etc), I'll be able to
> help you more with the MacOS/X port :-) . No more VNC to the eMac at
> work.
> Maybe they'll even build the iBooks with two mouse buttons now :-P
> I think this is interesting for Scribus, especially if these things take
> off. Doubly so if you can (*gasp*) dual boot Windows on the new macs
> too, since that might mean whole new markets exposed to an arch we can
> get a port up and running for with considerably less pain than win32.
> -- 
> Craig Ringer
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