[jsword-devel] Alkitab Bible Study 0.9 released

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 10 13:07:21 MST 2008

Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> Am 10.06.2008 um 21:11 schrieb DM Smith:
>> On the Mac, hardware now enters the picture. IMHO, 4 year old hardware
>> should not be abandoned. My Mac Mini (early 2006), is core duo and
>> cannot run Java 6.
> On Mac users are used to software vendors cutting off support for  
> older systems.
> I know lots of software (some of them I have a license for) that  
> droped Tiger support in the latest versions shortly after Leopard had  
> arrived.
> Even Apple seems to drop PPC and Carbon support on Snow Leopard in 2009.
I guess there is a new kind of Mac user: new adopters, the switchers. 
And we are not at all used to it!

Altogether, I find it a bit worrisome. I'm hoping that Java moves 
forward into Snow Leopard. In Leopard they got rid of the Cocoa/Java 
bridge, with an apparent move to make Java less important. I was 
disappointed that Java, a touted core framework of MacOSX, was dropped 
entirely from the iPhone OS. I'm just hoping that it is not a trend.

> Wouldn't it be possible to branch and release two versions even though  
> it would be a little more work?

Yes, that is a good idea. I'll see if it is possible or reasonable. 
Since the first release with a new architecture probably won't add many 
new features, if any, it should be possible. We may be stuck with doing 
bug fixes at the point of the branching. But at least we'll do that.

In Him,

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