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From: Nick Dimiduk <ndimiduk@g.o>
Subject: Re: OSX version
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 21:53:26 -0400
Grobian wrote:
> Good point.  I have a Panther machine, but I must admit that I do not 
> test everything on that machine.  In that sense it would be nice if 
> there were ppc-macos-10.3 and ppc-macos-10.4 keywords, as well as 
> ppc-macos-progressive.

I think the cascaded profiles work well for standard vs. progressive 
installs.  It would be quite the fight to get a new keyword for this 
sort of thing...  I'd like to think there's a better solution than a 
keyword.

> My opinion would be that we cannot claim to have something if there is 
> noone that maintains it.  I think this would effectively mean that 10.3 
> would be unsupported, or I would have to let my Panther box working very 
> hard, but then I need my auto-testing idea to work, because I don't want 
> to do it manual.

Maybe we need to start the process of acquiring a suite of test 
machines?  Dual-booting may also be an option for some of us.

> Normally, something first need to be tested.  In this case I haven't. 
> Maybe I'd better just give you the patches and let you deal with the bug 
> instead of committing it.  My bad, I was in doubt here, and reasoned 
> that I didn't change anything to the code effectively.

No worries.  I'm very much still learning as well.  As far as I know, 
the only package which uses this particular library is dev-lisp/clisp 
and I'm the only user who cares about the package.  If you broke 
something, you'll have me to answer to! :p

> As you might have noticed, I'm some sort of new.
...
> At the moment I don't feel very comfortable and safe in doing what I do. 
>  This is mainly because of the many risks there are as you descibed 
> here, I think.

This is a community supported project kept afloat by the spare time of 
people like yourself, j4rgon, and kito.  The bottom line is no one has 
taken the time to work out a solution to these kinds of problems (and 
maybe there is no good solution) so new people rightly feel lost.  I 
still feel quite lost myself.  I like to ask (good) questions in the 
hopes that they will encourage fruitful discussion.  I don't have any 
answers but I'd be honored to work with other devs and the community to 
come up with good solutions.
-- 
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