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No excuse for programmers and multiple platforms

Apr 06, 2010, 21:33 (3 Talkback[s])
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"You most probably know that the people who produce Songbird have dropped Linux support. If you haven't heard about it then here is the link to the announcement. In it the author, Georges Auberger, states in a bleeding heart type manner

"We have a small engineering team here at Songbird, and, more than ever, must stay very focused on a narrow set of priorities. Trying to deliver a raft of new features around all media types, and across a growing list of devices, we had to make some tough choices.

"Now excuse me while I use a bucket.

"Programming across multiple operating systems is easy. I do it. I have done it for several years. I don't need to have seperate code trees for each operating system. I have a single set of code that I work on and it compiles on different operating systems without having to modify the code! I am not a super programmer and you should not all bow down and make sacrificial offerings to me."

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