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4-22-2009 @ 11:07AM
Why is not available to PowerPC users??? Lame...
4-22-2009 @ 11:12AM
Curse's claim is that the PPC isn't supported because of the use of wxWidgets in the development of the client. It was ported to the Macs from the original Windows-only version, and that is at the heart of the issue. They have stated that they "are looking into" using Qt for future development, which would enable them to provide support not only for the PPC but for OS versions earlier than 10.5... which they currently do not support.
4-22-2009 @ 3:37PM
..but apparently they dont know what theyre doing with wxWidgets, since their client causes an error... seriously, why would anyone use this shabby app..?oh, wait -- because they cut off WoWMatrix: a pissing match that leaves us with one company's inferior knockoff product...it would be like Fighters History getting Street Fighter II pulled for copyright infringement... at least the gaming community never had to see THAT day...
4-22-2009 @ 6:14PM
The technical reasons are with wxWidgets. However, wxWidgets did not suddenly become a toolkit that produces non-native LAF (look-and-feel) applications with fewer platforms supported. The current situation is due to 6-12 months ago, curse, knowing that, chose to use wxWidgets and hasn't replaced it in the interim. I'm not saying that curse is the first software developer to make tradeoffs to compromise quality to save time/money although my guess is it will turn out to have been quicker/cheaper to do it correctly the first time. Certainly there is always pressure to reduce time/cost these days.[There were a few updaters that were just a Python script, and the curse Mac client has been discussed since July, so I would have expected more progress by now. but w/e. While none of my software has ever shipped late, I have heard of other developers being late. :-)Regardless, we are where we are and I hope the rewrite to fix the 3.0 client goes well and quickly.
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