[Pharo-users] Windows installation broken?
Sven Van Caekenberghe
sven at stfx.eu
Mon Jun 18 10:29:10 EDT 2018
Most are using macOS (which can be considered more or less homogeneous since most mac users do update to recent versions at no cost).
Many people are using Linux too, both with UI and for servers. But since there are lots of Linux distributions, supporting a large portion of them is lots of work. I would say it is fair to say Ubuntu is the leading platform here.
It feels as if there are less Windows users in our community, and the Windows world is more fragmented over different versions.
People really underestimate how hard it is to support all these platforms with all their quirks. And of course, every individual user complains loudly when it is not working for them.
> On 18 Jun 2018, at 16:16, horrido <horrido.hobbies at gmail.com> wrote:
> Lack of enough Windows users? What platform are most Pharoers using?
> I'm using macOS, but this platform has only about 12% market share. Linux
> has about 2%.
> Sven Van Caekenberghe-2 wrote
>>> On 18 Jun 2018, at 15:39, Herbert Vojčík <
>> > wrote:
>>> horrido wrote on 18. 6. 2018 0:04:
>>>> This is what concerns me. I don't care that there are workarounds
>>>> (undocumented or hard to find).
>>>> I care that Windows is a most popular development platform. I care that
>>>> newcomers to Pharo easily find what they need to get started. I care
>>>> Pharo's reputation.
>>>> The last thing Pharo needs is a black eye.
>>> Do you have enough balls to call out Steph for his obviously wrong
>>> decision to push Launcher down the users' throats and make him revert to
>>> working installers / zips? Cause AFAICT there's the bottleneck atm.
>> The problem is the lack of enough Windows users and especially developers
>> who can fix Windows problems.
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