Beta Testing for Mac MM

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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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drakinite wrote: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:44 pm Linus Tech Tips did a pretty good explanation on their reasoning behind choosing to make their own processors. https://youtu.be/KtgeS2hhV9U TL;DR: By making their own processors they'll save a boatload of money, and they'll be even less reliant on other manufacturers' supply chains. It's certainly not a bad business choice from them.
Now, I still strongly dislike them as a company and I really don't like their products. And their reliability is pretty bad. So we can certainly agree on that front.
I am just afraid that after they have their chips manufacturers, there would be no way to fix your MAC at all as you will not be able to get the parts due teh fact they are "property of Apple and Apple is the one that can fix it for the price of new device". That is why I think that things like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npd_xDuNi9k to get passed finally.

Re Linus, I agree on facts from tech standpoint and its benefits, but I doubt that it will get any better for consumers, especially after this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD7baUgz1tI happened to him and xyz other users on a daily basis. Having their own CPU would just put them in better position to take more money out of Innocent customers.
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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Yup. I agree with everything you just said.

However, on the software side, what I *am* hopeful for is that more cross-platform developers will add support for Windows on ARM. The Surface Pro X is awesome, but the software support is abysmal. If mac developers all update their programs to work for Mac on ARM, it might set a trend to introduce better support on Windows.
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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Curious, what is the status of Mac version / also the Delphi support for Apple Silicon?
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To my knowledge, there hasn't yet been much focus on Mac MM yet. The other devs mentioned a while ago that development for cross-platform support is planned to begin after MMW 5.0 is released - and it's getting very close to being released :wink:

As for Delphi on Apple Silicon, I don't know for sure. But according to their roadmap, it appears they're working on it: https://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2020-n ... admap.html
But since Rosetta 2.0 is so good, I can't imagine that starting out with x86 binaries would pose too much of a problem. Also, Chromium is already being released for Apple Silicon, so when it's all done and dusted, the UI will probably be very smooth. I don't know if it's possible for an x86 Delphi on Rosetta to work with native A.S. Chromium, though. I haven't spoken directly to the core developers about it, so this is just speculation.
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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Any update on MM for Mac?
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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I have to admit the 1st time I access the updated mediamonkey website and saw the first image on the homepage with something that appears to be an imac - I kinda got excited........don't think we are there yet though.
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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My guess is that they wont be working on it until MM5 release dust has settled .. and MMA2 release is done.
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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That would be great because of the apple new M1 chip; MM5 would awesome... :D :D
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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I'm with you guys that cross-platform MM will be very awesome. :D

Dtsig's assessment is correct about the "MM5 release dust" - We have a lot of bugs we still have to tackle for 5.0.1+ first, unfortunately. We'll get there eventually! :slight_smile:
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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... and now, anything up for Mac testing?
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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MediaMonkey for Android 2.0 is the first priority while also working in fixing any issues in the newly released MediaMonkey for Windows 5.0.
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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Considering that it took 5 years for MM5 to be officially release on windows and the comments above related to the other priorities I would not hold my breath on it..... :(
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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With MediaMonkey 5 the groundwork for the MAC version has already been done. So it's not a from-scratch product.
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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So where do we go from here? MM5 Windows is out, are you already on the MM6 before starting anything on Mac MM5? Would it ever, ever come to fruition? Sometimes we just need to come clear and let those waiting just relax and think of something else, right?
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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Yes, MediaMonkey 5 is out of the door, MediaMonkey 5.0.1 is being worked on which will include fixes. MediaMonkey for Android 2.0 will get more attention now and MediaMonkey for MAC should come after that. It will take some time though as some parts of MediaMonkey will have to been done specifically for MAC OS.
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