[wingide-users] WingIDE for OS X (was: WingIDE icons available)Manoj Plakal email@example.com
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 18:27:18 -0500
I'll be glad to try out any beta OS X build you have, even if it's on my poor little G3 iBook. Manoj Wing IDE Support wrote: > On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, SNYDER, BARRON F (AIT) wrote: > >>I'm anxiously awaiting the OS X port. Currently I'm doing all my Python >>coding in BBEdit. It's a nice editor but it's not an IDE. >> >>Are you still looking at this spring for an OS X release? > > > Yes. We were hoping early spring, but assuming we try to solve some of > the worst problems first, it looks like mid to late spring, as defined in > New England anyway. > > I think we're open to releasing earlier what we would regard as a somewhat > shoddy beta if people feel they might be willing to deal with the warts. > Our recommendation would be to use a fast G4 to avoid the clunkiness and > we'll try to come up with work-arounds for some of the other issues, if no > bug fixes appear. > > These are the XDarwin/OroborOSX related bugs we have: > > * Meta key doesn't work (so Alt key bindings don't work) > * Periodically drops certain key values while typing (refuses > to place the key until you press some other key, delete, then type > the key again!) > * Resizing windows is really clunky and slow with the opaque drawing (also > for non-Wing windows, so this is not specific to Wing or gtk) > * Scroll bars in editors are slow when holding down on arrows (again > does not seem to be specific to Wing or gtk) > * Color does not work in menus, source browser items, project manager > main debug file, etc: Color allocation may be failing under XDarwin? > * OS X shades below the auto-completer, so it's hard to see what you're > typing (we either need to live with it or move the auto-completer > on OS X) > > These are OS X specific bugs in our code: > > * Start New Console for debug process does not work > * Editor state restoring uses old state during ^X b switching back and > forth between two files > > Although we'll try to fix or work around as much of this as possible, the > bottom line seems to be that Wing on OS X will be a bumpier and slower > ride than elsewhere, at least for some time to come. This stems largely > from the many layers of display architecture X programs go through on OS X > machines, as well as bugs in the X server and window manager. > > - Stephan > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Wing IDE for Python Archaeopteryx Software, Inc > www.wingide.com Take Flight! > > > _________________________________________________ > Archaeopteryx Software, Inc. > Wing IDE discussion list > http://archaeopteryx.com/support/forum > >
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