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> 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
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
> 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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