en:faq:faq-another-os

Will we be able to use GRT on Apple MAC, as an Android app, iOS app, on BSD, [...you name it] at some point?

Answer by: Gordon

Aside from the fact that GRT is absolutely too complex to be ever a simple android tappy tappy, the current amount of work is purely enough. For other OS's there are e.g. technical and licensing problems, platform changes, missing tools, the lack of testing-hardware or whatever. In the most cases, any niche OS has the ability to emulate and start Linux and/or Windows programs, like CrossOver or Parallels for Apple MAC.

Not the initial development/port to a specific OS is the most time consuming, it is the maintenance of the state you archive. E.g. a Linux on ARM port seems to be very easy, because it looks like “just” a compiler switch for the correct CPU, but every OS has its own quirks and problems that need to be solved. At some point, you're just tinkering around with OS-specific problems, or you have to create workarounds for bugs in other people's libraries instead of taking care of the core and the maintenance/development of the important data.

In this regard we choose rather to hold and maintain the quality instead satisfy any user OS wishes!

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  • en/faq/faq-another-os.txt
  • Last modified: 2021/05/30 03:34
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