Mac Alpha is making consistent progress

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jan 14 2010 10:26 PM

For those who are interested, the Mac development team has made very consistent progress in releasing regular updates with discernible improvements.  Here is the history...

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Mark Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 4:24 AM

Joe, thanks for this information.  The thing that stands out to me is the last three updates.  When L410 was released and we had the crashing problem when opening certain resources, the Logos Mac Team didn't say it'll be fixed in the next release, but jumped right in and had us a fix in a couple of hours.  Then turned around and provided yet another update the next day.  Keep up the outstanding efforts Logos Mac Team.  I look forward to each software update.

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 7:25 AM

Ditto. If we just get notes added I will focus on it much more.

 

 

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Robert Mullen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 7:49 AM

Another yea and amen. For us software geeks getting to combine the pleasure of geeking out on new features and most importantly spending time in God's word is joy on joy.

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Jeremy | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 8:53 AM

When the full/stable Mac version comes out in say six months or so, will it be comparable with the updates/fixes that have already been given to the Windows software, or will it just be comparable with where the WIndows software started out in L4?

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Tom Philpot (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 9:14 AM

Jeremy:

When the full/stable Mac version comes out in say six months or so, will it be comparable with the updates/fixes that have already been given to the Windows software, or will it just be comparable with where the WIndows software started out in L4?

Yes. :)

 

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 11:33 AM

Jeremy:
When the full/stable Mac version comes out in say six months or so, will it be comparable with the updates/fixes that have already been given to the Windows software, or will it just be comparable with where the WIndows software started out in L4?
Jeremy, just to be clear, Tom was saying yes to the first assertion not the latter one.  Every new feature or update on the L4win side is immediately integrated into the L4mac code. As a matter of fact, there have been at least 2 times when the Mac side has had a feature before it was available on the Windows side.  So yes, as the Mac Dev. team codes our UI, we will have complete feature parity with the L4win.  It is just a matter of getting our UI built.  Hope that helps answer your question brother.

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 11:42 AM

Terry Poperszky:
If we just get notes added I will focus on it much more.
Hi Terry, I am not a developer so take what I am about to say with a grain of salt.  I would not expect notes to come until closer to the end of the Alpha cycle. Sad  The reason I say this is because Notes in L4 is highly integrated with many features like PG.  In L3 it was just an add on feature, but in L4 it connects with a lot more stuff.  So IMO, adding notes too early in the development would create far too many bugs that could not be fixed effectively.  It would make more sense (again this is from a lay perspective) to build all the tools that use notes first, make sure there are no major bugs in those features, and then add notes.  This, I would guess, would keep the program more stable and minimize the possible source of errors when tracking down bugs.  If that is too much of a downer, you can just ignore me brother. Cool

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Tom Philpot (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 11:47 AM

Joe Miller:
Jeremy, just to be clear, Tom was saying yes to the first assertion not the latter one.

Actually, I was purposely being vague. It's survival tactic we programmers have learned over the years.

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Tom Philpot (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 11:49 AM

Joe Miller:
As a matter of fact, there have been at least 2 times when the Mac side has had a feature before it was available on the Windows side.

But yes, you are right about that. 

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 11:54 AM

Joe Miller:
 If that is too much of a downer, you can just ignore me brother. Cool

Joe, I am pretty fatalistic in my outlook on many things and the development of L4Mac is one of those. Right now Notes and highlights are the two stumbling blocks from me living in A11. But as each release comes out, I will adjust my use accordingly. So, am I holding my breath? Nope! Am I looking forward to the day? You bet.

Right now, A11 is becoming my reading version because of the superior clarity over L4Win. I spent a good deal of time in 1.xx and L3 yesterday to see if combined usage would give me greater functionality, and found nothing that I wanted/needed that wasn't already in A11 and B3.

Joe Miller:
you can just ignore me brother.

Make fun of you? Maybe. Wink Ignore you? Never!

 

 

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Dave Ketah | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 12:01 PM

I very much appreciate the continuous improvement that has been made.  I definitely see the glass as "half full"!  Great job developers!

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 12:19 PM

Tom Philpot:

Joe Miller:
Jeremy, just to be clear, Tom was saying yes to the first assertion not the latter one.

Actually, I was purposely being vague. It's survival tactic we programmers have learned over the years.

oops, sorry to out you on your vagueness brother Embarrassed

 

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 12:32 PM

Terry Poperszky:
Make fun of you? Maybe. Wink Ignore you? Never!
I can live with that Cool

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James Garriss | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 4:46 PM

Alpha 11 was certainly a good release for me.  As 13 inch MacBook user, having the contextual menus pop *on* the screen is most helpful, and a working cmd-C copy is, well, normal.  So even though progress feels slow, I'm glad there's progress!  And as a software developer, I fully understand how slow development can be; better to be slow and good than fast and sloppy IMHO.  Thanks, guys!

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 15 2010 7:56 PM

Tom Philpot:

Joe Miller:
Jeremy, just to be clear, Tom was saying yes to the first assertion not the latter one.

Actually, I was purposely being vague. It's survival tactic we programmers have learned over the years.

I understood. I smiled when I saw that response, for it brought back memories of a Leading PO I had in my early Navy days. I gave him three options on a repair job, and said, "So, which do you want me to do". He simply replied, "Yes" Geeked

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