Acolyte of the Butterfly
Posts: 131 from 2013/2/12
From: Hungary, Kecsk...
You might be right, but I don't like statements that express absolutes, when the future remains unknown and anything is possible. Memory protection, support for more modern hardware, a better IDE, and a debugger are all things that will help us recruit new programmers, but it does not mean that there is nothing we can do toward recruiting new users, programmers, and potential new MorphOS Dev. Team members, while those things you mention are being created, or worked on. We do have a few users (and possibly 1 or 2 programmers) who have joined the MorphOS community within the last 10 or so years, who did not have any previous Amiga, or MorphOS experience, so the concept is possible, though it is unlikely, and rare, to have such people join us.
I think, MOS is a nice light weight system. It isn't strange, if somebody changes his (or her) mind and decides to join us. The lots of people hates the mainstream operating systems, because of their complexity/unreliablity.
I don't know your past, but I also joined to the MOS community a few years ago. I have a little amigan past. (I sold my 1200 in 1995). I was a big Linux enthusiast, but was changing my mind about Linux, when I heard about MOS.
By the way, you're right... It is hard to predict the future.
I just would like to remind you to the forum thread, where a dev. guy wrote down his experiences about MOS, and why did he decide to not stay.
I think, if we want some developers to join, we need to have a system, which is nice to use for development. Robustness is a must. It is really annoying, when a little memory bug make the system hang and you need to restart the system in every 5 minute. The other thing is a debugger. It is a pain in the a**, when we don't know what is going on, and need to put log messages everywhere, then recompile, then execute, then... instead of just starting a debugger. I'm enough enthusiast to deal with these problems, but other guys aren't...