Sun, May 06, 2007 at 05:07:46PM -0400: Sherm Pendley mangled some bits into this alignment: > On May 6, 2007, at 3:25 PM, Alex Robinson wrote: > > >I wish even more that Apple had picked you up and made CamelBones a > >first class citizen. > > Good news: That may still happen.
Good news indeed. Before I go any further I ought to introduce myself since I am new to the list. My name is Jeremiah Foster and I'm a perl hacker and OS X softie - perfect for this list eh? =) > >So, why has Apple ignored CamelBones? > > What all this means is, first-class scripting support is actually > language-neutral, and even though Leopard will be the first OS > version to include it, nothing about it will require Leopard. At the > edges, specific support for RubyCocoa and PyObjC basically means that > their frameworks and project templates are included with Leopard. > > >Why did the OS X loving bit of the perl community sit by and let > >PyObjC become the default bridge. > > I blame the CamelBones management - i.e. myself. Great to see such candor from a developer, it is commendable. I blog and write a bit on O'Reilly's web site, maybe I can work out a blog posting about CamelBones? Hopefully that would add traffic/users/donations which would be a good thing. Let me know if you are interested sherm. I am afraid I cannot offer financial support at this time since I am also not gainfully employed in a permanent fashion, just some writing and such, but if I can help in other ways I would love to. Perhaps you can post a wish list to this mailing list so that those who can hack, provide bandwidth, etc. can contribute if that is useful to you. In any case, I am very interested in perl, OS X, and CamelBones and am willing to use my little soap box to further their vitality. Regards, Jeremiah