[Scribus] New porting target

Craig Ringer craig
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 
> have.


In fact, the Intel side should even be slightly easier, as there won't
be endian issues to worry about.

Craig Ringer

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