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Re: Release schedule

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: Release schedule
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 01:41:07 +0100 (BST)

> > > OpenStep and OPENSTEP are static today. Apple provides Cocoa, which 
> > > is based on the same interfaces but has numerous additions and 
> > > changes.  It is not our goal to track these changes.
> >
> > This sentence directly upsets an important part of our user base, who
> > *is* expecting us to track these changes.
> ... you'd rather implement a couple of classes of questionable or at
> least limited use, like NSDrawer and NSToolbar, for a handful of
> (undeniably noisy) people, that WANT it

But if they want it, they can contribute patches (that's the point of my

I never said I'm going to implement them - of course I'd rather work on
Renaissance if I get the time. :-)

Probably Alexander's sentence, when read in context with the rest, was
quite more balanced than it looks anyway if read in isolation.  I'd just
like the specific sentence/paragraph to be somewhat milder and vaguer to
prevent users from being upset - I know OPENSTEP compatibility is easier,
but it's also pretty irrelevant as few OPENSTEP systems are in use today,
while Cocoa compatibility, while more difficult, is much more relevant, as
there are a lot of Cocoa systems around.

Most users interested in compatibility are interested in Cocoa

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