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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Possible development opportunity - client OS options

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Possible development opportunity - client OS options
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 23:45:17 +0200
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> > It is not clear yet how soon a gnumed GUI might be operable from a
> > Mac client, and I have no idea if the same applies from Windows. Can
> > anyone speak to this?
> Windows should be safe. We use it. The Windows port is pretty close to the 
> Linux port. The Mac port started after wxwidgets 2.4.2 was realeased as 
> stable. The are coding against CVS HEAD. This basically means wx 2.5 is the 
> first really usable version on Macs. Once wx 2.6 is out all platforms should 
> be have the same codebase but it will take some time before the major 
> distributions will ship it. Not to mention all the existing deployments (2.4 
> mostly). To make a long story short. We won't have a stable Mac version until 
> 2.6 is released. This means Mac users will have to hack 2.5 specific code 
> which may conflict with 2.4 code.  
Over time 2.5 is likely to provide a reasonable alternative
on the Mac.

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