Mac My Developer Transition Kit is now available for testing your apps

jsw

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Due to the fact that it arrived shortly after my daughter, shortly before switching to a new broadband provider (Verizon FIOS), and during an ongoing renovation of my basement to allow me a genuine home office, my Developer Transition Kit Mac has just recently been hooked up.

However, now that I'm becoming used to sleep deprivation, and I've got the Verizon/Vonage thing working, and I decided to wait a bit to complete the office in the basement (not enough time in the day...), my Macintel can be used to test your apps, should you want me to do so.

I could compile Xcode 2.1 projects, but I assume it'd be easier to simply run precompiled apps.

Over the weekend, I'll work on figuring out how to transfer files to me - I'll probably set something up on my formymac site. In the meantime, if you have any interest, please post here or email me (my PM total is very near the max, so I might not receive a PM) so I'll know if I should even bother with this.

Of course, I won't disclose anything to anyone. Not only would that be unethical, but I'd hate to see my rep - such as it is - ruined here.

Just let me know if you'd like me to try anything out for you. I'd be happy to run things and let you know of any problems, but I can't promise a ton of debugging support (free time is at a premium right now), although, if you send an Xcode project, I could do a bit of debugging for you.
 

munkle

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I've got no need for this but I'd just like to say that's a very nice gesture JSW, MR just makes makes me feel so fuzzy inside sometimes! :)
 

mj_1903

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Rather unsurprisingly we needed to make absolutely no changes to any of our Cocoa or Carbon code to get it to compile on x86. The only major problem was our eSellerate libraries which are obviously PPC and can't be compiled into the executable just yet.

Hopefully someone has found your service of value though, I found it rather boring that the apps compiled perfectly. ;)
 

ham_man

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Even though I like to program, I doubt that any of my conole apps will need to be rejiggered for the x86 chip. It is a very nice gesture, I must admit... :)
 

Nermal

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So you can compile for x86 using Xcode 2.1 on a PPC box? I tried it a while ago and it wouldn't compile. :confused:

But I'm not really a developer anyway, so it doesn't even matter :rolleyes:
 

Nermal

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Yeah, I did that, but got errors when compiling, even with a simple app that displays one message and quits.
 

iMeowbot

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Nermal said:
Yeah, I did that, but got errors when compiling, even with a simple app that displays one message and quits.
There's a little more to it than that.

For the development configuration, leave the architecture as the default $(NATIVE_ARCH)

In the Deployment configuration, turn on both architectures.

Now, click the General tab, and near the bottom, set Cross-Develop Using Target SDK: to Mac OS X 10.4 (Universal)

In the field below that, make sure that the path shown is /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk - if not, set it with the Choose... button.

After all that, a clean (just in case) and build should do the right thing (native if you choose a dev build, universal if you choose deployment).
 

Nermal

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I knew there'd be a trick to it. But I don't care anyway, I can't grasp what Apple's done in Xcode after being brought up with Delphi, MS Visual Studio, etc :eek:
 

iMeowbot

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Yeah, they could do a little more to make the environment inviting to switchers. The REALbasic people seem to have figured that one out, now all they need to do is add a passable language and runtime :)
 

ATG

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I want to know if Wine works. It would be so cool if I could run windows apps in wine without dual booting :)
 

iMeowbot

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ATG said:
I want to know if Wine works. It would be so cool if I could run windows apps in wine without dual booting :)
Wine will be there, Codeweavers announced in June that they were going to make it happen.