[PD] Advice on distributing pd-based software for apple

Brad Garton garton at columbia.edu
Sun Sep 20 07:15:30 CEST 2020

What I dislike about Apple's current strategy is their ill-concealed
attempt to make _everything_ go through the App Store.  I *loved* Apple's
hardware, I *loved* the original Mach heritage, I *loved* the integration
of hardware and software.  I often write apps for individuals, though (like
for my mom), and it just SUCKS GIANT EGGS that the only way I have to
distribute them to users (like my mom) is to go through the annoying App
Store dance.  Why can't I upload the app to my web site?  People (like my
mom!) can choose if they want to run it, and..

Oh, never mind.  Apple obviously no longer cares about developers like me.
In the meantime, I'm discovering things like WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for
Linux), which is pretty amazing.


PS:  Good luck to Epic games!

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 8:36 PM Darren Kelly <darren at webel.com.au> wrote:

> On 19 Sep 2020, at 8:36 pm, João Pais <jmmmpais at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think no one should buy apple anyway …
> Irrelevant and inappropriate.
> … but many people do …
> I must be one of the people who have done what you think nobody should do,
> and I am extremely happy that I did - and have done for a very long time -
> because many people buy Apple, with good reason, not just for use for PD.
> (And yes, I have also used Linux a lot, and have suffered MS Windows too.)
> Many people also buy iPhones that integrate with their other Apple devices.
> Many people enjoy OTHER software that only runs on Apple, not Linux or
> Windows.
> Many people are happy to pay for it, too, if it saves them time and helps
> them earn money.
> … and my problem is how to get to them ..
> Then please focus on that instead of making sweeping remarks about
> what you think other perfectly intelligent professionals should do.
> Darren Kelly, Webel IT (avowed Apple victim)
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