[Openmcl-devel] Mac App store: will CCL apps fly?

Sudhir Shenoy sshenoy at gol.com
Sat Oct 23 04:59:14 UTC 2010


On Oct 23, 2010, at 1:49 PM, Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote:

> Ron Garret <ron at flownet.com> writes:
> 
>> On Oct 22, 2010, at 4:35 PM, Sudhir Shenoy wrote:
>> 
>>> I think this is really unfair to Apple. For years, they've been
>>> providing a nice development environment for the Mac (Xcode etc.)
>>> along with a wide variety of programming languages (including Java,
>>> Python, Perl, Ruby etc.) installed with the developer tools. This was
>>> all done at no cost so hobbyists like me could continue to write code
>>> with no commercial objectives in mind ...
>> 
>> Oh dear.
>> 
>> Do you know what a feedlot is?
>> 
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feedlot
>> 
>> The cows that inhabit the feedlot probably think they're getting a
>> sweet deal.  Free food, no obligations.  XCode is a feedlot.
>> Developers are the cows.  The app store is the milking shed.
> 
> If only developers used MacOSX, Apple could easily cut the line, by
> moving Xcode to Linux.
> 

Exactly! Very succinctly put, thank you.

Cheers
Sudhir




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