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Desler 
Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 12-Feb-2020 12:09:49
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I am looking for pre-alpha testers for Cinnamon Writer (CW). CW is a word-like WYSIWYG editor made for the amiga from the ground up. This version (1.0) will feature DOCX (load/save) compatibility, spell checking, images, textboxes, export to PDF and more.

I am looking for a dedicated and patient team to help me in with the testing. If you would like to apply, you can pm me here or comment in the thread.

However:

You should not sign up if:
- You just want to see the progress of CW - Pre-alphas are on purpose not end-user friendly. Better to wait until the pre-release versions are available
- Patience is not your virtue. (With a full-time job and two kids some bugs will probably not be fixed the same day they are reported)

You should definetely sign up if:
- You think it could be fun
- You use word, or similar, daily and you are used write and use complex documents - You have access to a mac. I develop on my laptop mac, which has much better portability, developer tools and raw CPU power than my amiga

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OldAmigan 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 12-Feb-2020 12:25:17
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@Desler

Good to see you back on with this.

Count me in! PM sent

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kas1e 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 12-Feb-2020 13:48:46
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@Desler
I as beta-tester can get out all the shit from your soul till it will be bug-free. So if you wish normal tests for os4 version, count me it :) Through I do not have Mac, just usual x86 and x5000 with os4.

I mean, you use Mac just as a cross-compiler, or you want to make firstly Mac version and only after it will be fine port it to os4/mos/aros?

Last edited by kas1e on 12-Feb-2020 at 01:49 PM.

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Hypex 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 12-Feb-2020 14:07:58
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@Desler

I'll test it on my X1000.

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outrun1978 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 12-Feb-2020 14:36:39
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@Desler

Whilst I won’t be applying due to work and too many other commitments, may I wish you success in this endeavour as will be nice to see an updated version of this programme on my X5000 when it appears 😊

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DiscreetFX 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 12-Feb-2020 19:13:02
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@Desler

I can test on an X5000 for you.

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Desler 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 12-Feb-2020 20:51:24
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Hi all

Thank you all for all your quick replies.
I see that one of my lines missed a return. It is important at this stage that the testers have access to a intel based Mac. The functionality to be tested is OS agnostic, and it would save me a lot of trouble not to be forced to do cross-compiling for every iteration. I know that rule out a lot of good help :(
The OS X version of CW consists of a very slim GUI on top of the CW core. The GUI completely crap, but it is not what need to be tested right now

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Samurai_Crow 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 12-Feb-2020 21:58:26
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@Desler

What version of macOS is needed as a minimum? I have an old Snow Leopard model (10.6) that I could dump the Linux off of temporarily.

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DiscreetFX 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 12-Feb-2020 23:07:00
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@Desler

I have plenty of Intel macOS machines available to test on too.

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Desler 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 13-Feb-2020 15:04:53
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@Samurai_Crow

It 'should' work on Snow Leopard. It requires very little from OS X to run. If you wouldn't mind the trouble of setting up your Mac temporarily let me know and I will send you further instructions :)

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SinanG 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 13-Feb-2020 20:39:48
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@Desler

Pleaae count me in. I can test on Intel mac first then on A1222/X5000

Last edited by SinanG on 13-Feb-2020 at 08:43 PM.

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Hypex 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 14-Feb-2020 14:58:53
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@Desler

I do have an XCode setup but it's on a 10.5 PPC Mac so likely too old to be useful. Even though the OS4 port has PPC. I also a Linux x64 OS4 cross compiler setup.

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Samurai_Crow 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 20-Feb-2020 2:01:06
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@Desler

Building for Snow Leopard doesn't really work on modern versions of XCode. What version of XCode are you running?

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paolone 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 20-Feb-2020 15:26:23
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@Desler

Count me in for any AROS version.

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amigadave 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 21-Feb-2020 0:10:10
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@Desler

Quote:

Desler wrote:
@Samurai_Crow

It 'should' work on Snow Leopard. It requires very little from OS X to run. If you wouldn't mind the trouble of setting up your Mac temporarily let me know and I will send you further instructions :)


I have an old x86, Core2Duo Mac Mini that I could set up to do testing from Snow Leopard. Let me know if you are still accepting more pre-alpha testers.

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Desler 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 21-Feb-2020 14:14:06
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Hi All

Everyone who signed up in this thread (or sent me a PM) has received a PM with my private email for further contact. If you have not received the PM and would still like to participate (and got a x86 Mac) reply me here or send me a PM.

Thank you all for your interest.

If you are in doubt whether or not different OS X versions that can be used for testing, then send me an email and we will just try it out :)

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forest 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 28-Dec-2020 17:11:56
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@Desler

Testing program still active? I'm mac user and I'd like to help :)

Last edited by forest on 28-Dec-2020 at 05:17 PM.

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klx300r 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 28-Dec-2020 21:56:34
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@Desler

happy to test again on my X1000

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amigakid01 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 28-Dec-2020 22:00:54
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@Desler

I will be glad to help

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NextGenAmigaMan 
Re: Testers wanted for Cinnamon Writer
Posted on 14-Feb-2021 18:52:00
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@Desler

I'd love to test CW! Could you se the opinion of an emulator user (haven't gotten my hardware yet)?

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