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Re: Native MarcEdit for MacOSX

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Terry Reese <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 16:04:20 -0400

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That would be the plan. It wouldn't really be worth my time to do this once since it would fall out of date fairly quickly and will suck up nearly all my free dev. cycles for an initial 3 months or so.

--tr

-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Salazar, Christina
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2015 3:58 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Native MarcEdit for MacOSX

What happens to the Mac once you've completed the project? Or would it be used to continue parallel (Win/Linux/Mac) development?


Christina Salazar
Systems Librarian
John Spoor Broome Library
California State University, Channel Islands
805/437-3198


-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Terry Reese
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2015 12:46 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Native MarcEdit for MacOSX

Clarification -- this will written using Xamarin's Mac toolset which utilizes Object-C for the UI and messaging, and an optimized version of the mono framework delivered for 32/64-bit mac systems). The present Mac version of MarcEdit is really two applications. There is the backend assembly files and a god-awful emulation of the WPF classes that work fairly poorly but allow for a single code-base. When run headless (via the command line) -- the non-UI version of MarcEdit runs quite nicely and at speeds that are close to the Linux and Windows version. Open it up to use it via a GUI, that it sucks (I'll admit it). What I've offered is that I'd redo the application to provide a native Mac App that is Mac-Native while still making use of the present assembly code. This of course requires a Mac of some kind -- and since I'm not a Mac user, there it is. From the users perspective, it should all be Mac-tastic.

Since this was brought up -- I've sketched out a 3 month roadmap -- enough time I believe to migrate the core functionality to a native application build. From there, feature parity as appropriate.

--tr

-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Francis Kayiwa
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2015 3:31 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Native MarcEdit for MacOSX

Terry Reese (thanks Terry if you are reading this) has offered to write a Object-C version of MarcEdit. In order to this he needed access to a Apple Hardware. While my initial proposal on Go Fund me below was for a Macbook Pro, we've since realized it need not be a portable device. My current arithmetic puts the price of this at ~US$1300 as opposed to the listed ~US$2400


Thanks for boosting this signal if you cannot otherwise help fund porting MarcEdit for the Mac OSX platform.

http://www.gofundme.com/qtbzq4


Cheers,
./fxk
--
Your analyst has you mixed up with another patient. Don't believe a thing he tells you.

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