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Author jackrepenning
Full name Jack Repenning
Date 2009-09-08 13:39:14 PDT
Message Here's my current thinking on catching up with Snow Leopard.

As I've struggled with this, I've found that I need to use installer
tricks, libraries, and other release-dependent tools, and it's all
kind of boxed me into a corner. As a result, this plan is considerably
more restrictive--and complicated--than I like. I put it forward as a
proposal: I'm really interested in reactions, I'm really eager to hear
alternatives, suggestions, and pleading for things I've left out. But
I've also put a lot of time into what I'm proposing so far, and
haven't got a whole whale of a lot of time to implement anything
fancy, so please comment, but don't be surprised if I push back. If it
matters to you, push me right back!

Before I go any further, I want to give a big shout-out to Aria
Gagnon, who recently contributed the Toolbar Button code you'll see
mentioned. The more I flailed over this plan, the more I found myself
depending on the Button to solve knotty issues. The button's good
work, by a new member of the community (and, indeed, new to the
platform), and it just couldn't have come at a more opportune time.
So, thanks, Auria! You saved my bacon!

Here's the roadmap I'm proposing:

Release 0.7.x:
  - Last release that supports 10.3 (Panther)
  - Also upports 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard)
  - Does NOT support 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  - Features as we know and love them today
  - Status: "maintenance mode"
  - - No real work planned on this line
  - - I'll cut a few new releases for new Subversion versions, but
have no other plans
  - - Happy to accept contributions, and to fix bugs, but if you're
asking, I'm suggesting you put your work into one of the newer lines

Release 0.8.x:
  - Does NOT support 10.3 (Panther)
  - Does support 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard)
  - Limited support for 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  - Main new feature: Toolbar Button (the primary UI for Snow Leopard,
optional on Leopard)
  - Main lost feature: for Snow Leopard, no badging, no contextual menus
  - Primary point of work for a while
  - - New installer and package formats, and any other transitional
stuff
  - - Most active bug-fix and general enhancement ofcus
  - - Will track Subversion releases pretty closely, as 0.7.x has
been, lately

Release 0.9.x:
  - Does NOT support 10.3, 10.4, or 10.5
  - Fully supports 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  - Main new feature: restructuring as a Service, restoration of
badging (by a different mechanism)
  - Takes over as primary enhancement point as soon as work begins
(which I'll announce in all appropriate channels)
  - Conversion to Objective-C 2.0, garbage collection, Services menu,
file system events




-==-
Jack Repenning
jackrepenning at tigris dot org
Project Owner
SCPlugin
http://scplugin.tigris.org
"Subversion for the rest of OS X"

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A Road Map to Snow Leopard jackrepenning Jack Repenning 2009-09-08 13:39:14 PDT
     RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard jackrepenning Jack Repenning 2009-09-11 16:08:48 PDT
         Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard auria Marianne Gagnon 2009-09-11 16:36:37 PDT
             Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard jackrepenning Jack Repenning 2009-09-11 17:35:30 PDT
                 Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard auria Marianne Gagnon 2009-09-11 17:43:29 PDT
     RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard webpost at tigris dot org webpost at tigris dot org 2009-09-23 14:10:43 PDT
     RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard marceo marceo 2009-09-25 02:24:49 PDT
         Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard jackrepenning Jack Repenning 2009-09-25 09:51:00 PDT
         RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard webpost at tigris dot org webpost at tigris dot org 2009-10-07 12:27:50 PDT
     RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard - Any News? kozen kozen 2009-11-30 18:30:30 PST
     RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard marceo marceo 2009-12-15 05:55:51 PST
         Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard jackrepenning Jack Repenning 2009-12-15 10:10:51 PST
             Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard creinig Christian Reiniger 2009-12-16 02:05:53 PST
                 Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard jackrepenning Jack Repenning 2009-12-16 09:04:01 PST
     RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard webpost at tigris dot org webpost at tigris dot org 2009-12-29 12:41:35 PST
         RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard jackrepenning Jack Repenning 2010-01-03 17:53:31 PST
     RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard webpost at tigris dot org webpost at tigris dot org 2010-01-07 21:59:15 PST
         RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard kozen kozen 2010-01-11 00:39:52 PST
     Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard Michael Diehr <md03 at xochi dot com> Michael Diehr <md03 at xochi dot com> 2009-09-11 19:14:47 PDT
         Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard jackrepenning Jack Repenning 2009-09-12 10:23:56 PDT
             Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard Michael Diehr <md03 at xochi dot com> Michael Diehr <md03 at xochi dot com> 2009-09-14 09:35:42 PDT
             RE: Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard scottcc Scott Corscadden 2009-10-09 04:03:02 PDT
                 Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard jackrepenning Jack Repenning 2009-10-09 09:45:25 PDT
     RE: A Road Map to Snow Leopard webpost at tigris dot org webpost at tigris dot org 2009-09-13 11:48:08 PDT
     Re: A Road Map to Snow Leopard Till Korten <till at korten-privat dot de> Till Korten <till at korten-privat dot de> 2009-09-14 09:30:15 PDT
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