In the preceding posts, I’ve talked about Linux but not at all about Mac. What are our plans for Mac?
Everything we’ve done to port FW to Linux should also work on Mac. All of the technologies we’ve relied on, especially Mono, are very much alive on Mac as well as Linux. However, we haven’t actually built or run FW on Mac in quite a long time. When we do, I’m sure we’ll encounter various problems, but I’ll be very surprised if we encounter anything major. It will just be a case of working through them one at a time until the Mac version works as well as the Linux one.
It’s impossible to say how long this will take, but we’ll begin the process after the beta-test release for Linux in May. We have only one Mac programmer (me) and one Mac, so it’s not going to be all that quick, given that I’m involved with several other projects as well, but it will be done. If we manage to get some additional Mac help, that will be all the better.