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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: What would OpenOffice NON-retirement involve?
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2016 17:18:13 GMT
Looking at it the other way round, for under $500 I could have a Mac 
Mini with 500 GB hard disk and Mac OS Yosemite delivered on Sunday. That 
is less than 10 months of macincloud.

On 9/2/2016 10:11 AM, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
> That's unfortunate.  And Apple doesn't allow running OSX under a VM on
> another
> OS do they?
>
>
> Phil
>
>
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> On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 1:09 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
>
>> I looked at some of those services a few weeks ago. For the ones I
>> found, the relatively inexpensive options did not have the capability of
>> building software, let alone the capacity for build a substantial body
>> of software. The options with the capability and capacity would cost
>> more than a Mac Mini over a few months.
>>
>> For example, for macincloud we would need the "Dedicated Server" plan
>> ($49+) with added "Optional Build Server Plan". Even their maximum
>> upgrade of 250 GB would not be enough for AOO building.
>>
>> The conclusion I reached was that if I were going to do any Mac
>> development it would take less of my time and energy to buy one of the
>> more powerful Macs and manage it directly.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 9/2/2016 9:53 AM, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
>>
>>> Sadly, I don't own a Mac.  I use one at work, but all of my personal
>>> hardware
>>> is PC based, running Linux.
>>>
>>> I wonder if it would work to use something like this:
>>>
>>> http://www.macincloud.com/
>>>
>>> Anybody have any experience with something like that?
>>>
>>>
>>> Phil
>>>
>>>
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>>> On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 12:20 PM, toki <toki.kantoor@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 02/09/2016 14:59, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
>>>>
>>>> What is the most important thing/things we could be working on?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On your own hardware:
>>>>
>>>> Repeat:
>>>>    Build a Mac OS X Binary;
>>>>    Fix the error messages you get;
>>>>    Write notes about what you did;
>>>>    Test the program functionality;
>>>> Until it builds properly and all functions work as expected;
>>>>
>>>> Then submit the patches and notes your you wrote to the SVN.
>>>>
>>>> How do we counter the FUD that is already being promulgated in
>>>>>
>>>> response to the "retirement" discussion?
>>>>
>>>> At this stage, the only thing that might be adequate, is a release
>>>> before the end of the weekend, followed up by a release before New Years.
>>>>
>>>> jonathon
>>>>
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