Thread subject: sK1 Project :: Sk1 on mac osx

Posted by piotr Wojciechowski on 08-12-2009 23:30
#1

hello I admire the work you have done.
can I find the compilation of sk1 for mac osx ?
if no - do you plan to compile the pack for those os?

Posted by igor on 09-12-2009 00:36
#2

Hi,

On this moment, sK1 strongly depends on Xlib, so our app is not multiplatform. Now we are working on multiplatform version and native MacOS X build will be available after sK1 for win32 release.

Also you can try compiling sK1 for MacOS X using X server port. But as for me I don't like such porting way.

Posted by pvmstg on 09-12-2009 13:08
#3

Hi Igor,

Since you have not retain my suggestion to put target date on the roadmap and... no news about how the work go...

Do you maintain the goal for Christmas for the release of the win version needed before the osx show of. No news about the ,9,2 or the ,9,3 scedule before the 9,4;)

Posted by igor on 13-01-2010 07:09
#4

Hi!

Sorry for delay in responding! :)
MacOS X port has been added in sK1 roadmap. Unfortunately we have not resolved a lot of multiplatform issues so win version will be later. Perhaps, LGM2010 is a more real milestone for multiplatform version.

Posted by pvmstg on 14-01-2010 01:28
#5

Thanks Igor... always the 80/20 rule.

So waiting for the spring... but... again, if you have some idea about benchmark date for the roadmap... it could be heplfull to see milestone and follow the work progress :)

Posted by igor on 14-01-2010 07:01
#6

pvmstg wrote:
Thanks Igor... always the 80/20 rule.

So waiting for the spring... but... again, if you have some idea about benchmark date for the roadmap... it could be heplfull to see milestone and follow the work progress :)


I would like introducing project bugtracker as a monitoring instrument. Now I am finishing BT customization and I hope to launch it ASAP.

Concerning long term scheduling it's a really complex issue. We are not working in full time on sK1 Project because the project is opensource software. We need earn money on our primary job and a lot of time is spent for this. So it's really hard to predict exact terms for releases.

Nevertheless multiplatform version is our primary goal because only this way will allow us to extend sK1 Project community. This issue is vindicated by Gimp, Sribus and Inkscape projects. And Skencil, Krita can serve as a negative example.

And there is another important roadmap issue. I really want to transform the project development according to Agile workflow i.e. short iterations and frequent releases. IMHO it's a best strategy for opensource projects. Users need feeling that projects are alive and kicking.

Posted by pvmstg on 14-01-2010 16:01
#7

Ho yes... I undersand. It's furtunate that you take spare time to develop such a project I whon't complain about delay or others thing... We have to make money to paid bills before others think.

Anyway, having a workflow or roadmap etc the thing it's just to let people looking at sk1 + can see ho the project is alive... just number release doesn't give what to expect. Enven if , and the rule 80/20 stay there, it's take more time than plan... ;)