[REBOL] Re: Cross 'X' Platform?
From: jason::cunliffe::verizon::net at: 25-Sep-2002 23:34
> I know there are a few Mac users around on this ML, but I am sure there
> would be
> many many more if RT would only support us.....
Yes damn right. Of course MacOSX needs to be supported, and now.
Have you lobbied RT directly about this? Please do
I would have thought that since REBOL already supports so many Unix systems,
MacOSX would be a fast and easy port. The timing would be good now too, MacOSX
Now if REBOL was openSource.... it would have probably been done by now.
Also I suspect Mac users would be very happy to develop cool stuff with REBOL.
It is more in the spirit of Applescript.
The Mac world is the platform of choice sophisticated visual designers.
So RT would stand a much better chance of getting some really nicel ooking apps
to show off.
My last Mac was Quadra840AV with RadiusVideoVision[endless scsi + reboot
torture]. I ran MachTen on it, serious Mach Unix running as Mac process. yes
fun! Did lots QuarkXpress and Premiere work. In 1996 caved in and bought my
first PC, Win95 because urgently needed VRML support and the MAC software all
lagged badly behind.. Over the years most of the multimedia software I wanted
has been available cross platform. Some of it runs much better on win32, like
FlashMX. The best has often been open source and cross platform anyway, like
Python, Zope, PD.... But somehow the Mac ports are just that painful distance
behind. Instead of FinalCutPro3 we use Sonic Foundry's excellent VegasVideo3.
So after 6 years I have this big investment in PC software. Plus all the
hot-keys and utilities to zoom along with. The first OSX looked clunky, but its
picking up nicely. Now I read all over the place that OSX has people compiling
all the cool openSource Linux tools. Last month I had a QuarkXpress job. I went
****ing nuts trying to get their fonts to work on my PC. No way.. I tried all
manner of conversion tools and finally surrendered. I thought those X-platform
days were over! Time for a shiny souped up new Jaguar:-) But no extra paychecks
recently to pay for it [hard times]. Damn yes I hope REBOL makes it to OSX soon.
One more good reason to buy a Mac!