December 01, 2005 6:18 PM

First Tiger build finished

I have just finished first (still manual tweaking needed) Mac OS X Tiger build on Mac Mini.

Some discussions about Mac OS X version on IRC. Mac OS X porters decided on their meeting in Hamburg that they will skip 2.0.1 release (meeting notes are still not public). I tried to persuade Eric and Oliver that this was wrong decision. The motivation for this decision was to limit the amount of work not directly connected with the future of non-X11 Mac OS X port. I understand this decision from the point of porter, but in general I do not agree with it. The changes between 2.0 and 2.0.1 are so important, that skipping one platform supported in the previous version is impossible. Users will ask many questions (non-informed users will ask "Where can I download 2.0.1 for Mac OS X?", slightly informed users will ask "Why it was skipped?") and the final impact on Mac OS X porters will be even higher. And even worse, Mac OS X users tend to ask their questions on dev@porting, thus also all (not only Mac OS X) porters will be affected.

I hope that they will change their decision. Please try to think about it too and let them know your opinion (be it positive or negative). -----

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