[Scribus] New porting target
Mon Jun 6 22:28:28 CEST 2005
On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 22:08 +0200, Craig Bradney wrote:
> On Monday 06 June 2005 21:54, zee wrote:
> > 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?
Sure. Most of the porting work that needs doing is porting to MacOS/X,
not PPC. It seems like there are some endian issues to be nailed too,
but they're bugs and need to be fixed no matter what.
Porting work done on MacOS X/PPC now means porting work saved for
MacOS X/x86 later.
> > Would the Mac version then become pretty much like any x86 version,
> > with some mac-specific tweaks, then?
Only in so far as it is now. Ideally, more MacOS/X integration would be
done, but that isn't affected by the CPU arch, only how much time we
have and how many people we have willing to help.
> As our code doesn't change much at all but only benefits by the cross platform
> existence, this does not cloud the need for Scribus OSX version now, which we
In fact, the Intel side should even be slightly easier, as there won't
be endian issues to worry about.
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