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Thu 15 Oct 2009

Maven for Snow Leopard

Category : Technology

This is a completely new build of Maven for Snow Leopard. It's 32/64 bit Intel. It's compiled using the new Clang LLVM compiler that helps produces cleaner, faster code. But it'll only run on Snow Leopard.

From now on, all improvements to Maven will only be made to this version.

I've fixed incompatiblities in the code with the 10.6 SDK. And I've fixed a crashing problem when Maven has to work with tens of thousands of records.

I think it's gotten a lot faster now than Cocoa MySQL. I believe I can work faster now using Maven's interface than with Cocoa MySQL.

But there's still quite a few things that Cocoa MySQL has that Maven hasn't, including the ability to do searches on the data and that's what I'm working on next.

But here it is, for people who've been following its development : Maven for Snow Leopard version 1.0, and the downloadable zip file.

I'm experimenting with using Apple's Pages for my software manuals and documentation. I wish there's a way to automatically convert a Pages document to web pages - and not just a pdf file viewable in a browser - because that would be perfect.

And I'm also watching how information proliferates. For example, I've not made any announcement about LDAP Enabler for Snow Leopard in places like Version Tracker or MacUpdate, yet it gets picked up by the amorphous thing we call the web. It starts with one or two downloads, and then it beccomes a regular stream. Even that frst download. Besides the couple of people I invited to test it, how did the rest know where and how to find it? Probably Google. That's one institution that has made a dent in the universe. We couldn't do what we do without Google. So far, nothing else comes close.

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