[sword-devel] Future MacSword

Nathan Youngman junkmail at nathany.com
Thu Mar 20 09:57:36 MST 2008

On 20-Mar-08, at 1:21 AM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:

>  The  problems are probably due to many changes in the trunk lately.
> But Hebrew??? That's strange.

Strange indeed... my Mac's second language is Hebrew, but it should be  
using English, especially since Hebrew isn't my second language :-).

I may have to try the 1.3.1 tag to narrow it down.

> The default module folder now is ~/Library/Application Support/Sword.

Okay, I had an old .plist kicking around, so I've updated the README  
again. That, and your latest changes still haven't fixed the problem  
above though.

> Yes, the backend used in Eloquent which I would use for MacSword 2 is
> using the GC because I didn't know that iPhone has no GC.
> But that's ok, I will put in the deallocation again. As long as we can
> use the Fast Enumerations and Properties it's fine.

I wasn't too surprised that iPhone didn't have GC, considering it only  
has 128 MB of memory.
Suddenly the "Supported" vs "Required" for GC makes a lot more sense.

The other 2.0 features are there afaik, one other thing not supported:

"iPhone OS supports the Objective-C runtime introduced in Mac OS X  
v10.5 except for access to Objective-C class metadata. This means  
that, if your application accesses Objective-C class metadata, it may  
not run on the simulator."

(I have no idea what that means! :-)

> Yes, three versions.
> The current version 1.3.1 also supports Leopard, btw.
> I was thinking the next version should be 1.4 (the last before 2.0).
> It will have dropped Panther support and the module installer will be
> put in.
> Also I would like to use Sparkle (http://sparkle.andymatuschak.org/)
> for update checking. It is really nice. Also some cleanups here and
> there. Which I already have done mostly. That's probably why it is not
> working correctly ATM. ;)

So 1.4 will still support Tiger... I like how the version #'s roughly  
equate to OS X versions.
(1.2.x for 10.2, 1.3.x for 10.3+, 1.4.x for 10.4+)

How do you test Panther and Tiger support? I was thinking of joining  
ADC Select, but it's not entirely obvious if it comes with old copies  
of Tiger/Panther.

> Was there any donation? I haven't heared anything about that in the
> last two years.
> Do we drop the button? Why not. I don't need donations. If I have time
> I will work, if not, then not. Donations wouldn't help, except maybe
> to pay the domain.

I'd be fine with dropping the donation thing too.

- nathan.

Nathan Youngman
Email: nj at nathany dot com
Web: http://www.nathany.com

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