[Adium-devl] 10.5

Eric Richie edr1084 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 19:22:38 UTC 2008


On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 3:17 PM, Christopher Forsythe <chris at growl.info>wrote:

> Is the sparkle in 1.3 and below able to handle being told "if 1.2, do not
> update to 1.4"?
>

Why would the version of Adium matter?  The issue would be which version of
Mac OS X they were running would it not?

-Eric

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 10:05 PM, Ryan Govostes <rgovostes at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Aug 10, 2008, at 2:12 AM, Dan wrote:
>>
>> > It sounds like a lot of good excuses, er a reasons, to drop Tiger
>> > have been outlined in this thread - all in the name of making
>> > development easier.  But what about the product itself?  Are there
>> > that many features you want to implement that can ONLY be done in
>> > Leopard?  You're talking about dumping of over a HUNDRED THOUSAND
>> > users.  Doesn't seem to me like "easy" is a very good justification
>> > for that.
>>
>> Leopard has and Snow Leopard will bring significant changes to the way
>> we interact with the system. We must implement these changes as Apple
>> has deprecated and will eventually remove the old APIs.
>>
>> Many of the changes Apple has made in Leopard and Snow Leopard are to
>> making developing applications easier, and make the resulting
>> applications faster and more capable. The sooner we implement the
>> necessary changes, the sooner we can develop using new technologies
>> like Core Animation, new QuickTime APIs, 64-bit applications, and
>> garbage collection. Most of these aren't new features that can be
>> "ONLY" done in Leopard; they're fundamental to how we interact with
>> the system to implement new features on top of.
>>
>>
>> Adium 1.3 will always run in Tiger, and maybe Adium 1.4 will too. But
>> if Apple pulls in one direction we cannot resist or we risk not being
>> able to run in future operating systems at all. Even if we delay in
>> updating, it just creates more work for us further down the road. It's
>> not not trivial to straddle the gap.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Ryan Govostes
>>
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