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PL/SQL Developer why not support for Mac OS X?
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PL/SQL Developer why not support for Mac OS X?

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Besoohi #48497 01/17/14 10:43 AM
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There is not much demand for an OSX version.


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Marco Kalter #48529 01/23/14 12:57 PM
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Hey Marco,

there absolutely is! Perhaps people do not ask for it, because you can run it in a VM.
But wouldn't it speed up the demand for a new release?
We have seen the last release in August last year. To be honest, I gave up renewing my annual contract, because I do not see any issue in renewing for a IDE I have to run in a VM.

All my colleges have turned to a Mac in the last couple of months or are planing to. It is the most sex machine in the marked. Makes you much more productive.
Just imagen this in addition to the boosting version of PLSQLDEV.

Hope you change your mind
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Holger B #48531 01/23/14 06:46 PM
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Macs have become popular where I work as well and most run PL/SQL Developer through a VM. All of our DBA's use them and developers are starting to convert. Macs have a lot of what I loved with Linux and I considered it. I especially like the terminal programs and how they work with UNIX. I stuck with Windows only because of PL/SQL Developer and running it through VM seemed like, "What's the point of using a Mac then?" There's no way I'm giving up PL/SQL developer.

I don't know how much of a demand there is, but it would be sweet!

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mike #48535 01/24/14 10:57 AM
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[quote=mike]I especially like the terminal programs and how they work with UNIX.[/quote]

As I don't know Mac, I wonder what way are they better than Putty on Windows.

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T-Gergely #48536 01/24/14 04:08 PM
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PuTTY is great. It's what I use. I also use MTPuTTY as a wrapper so there are multiple tabs and I can easily switch between multiple UNIX logins. In the past, I've also added an X-server to Windows to be able to run Oracle Reports on UNIX. All of that took time to research and set up. The X-Server took me lots of time to figure out and half a day to install (maybe others are faster than me!). I didn't bother with an X-Server on my new PC since reports are rare and I can do it on Windows.

I haven't used Macs either, so I possibly don't know what I'm talking abut. From what I've seen when I'm at their cubicles though, the terminals for Mac look very polished and have tabs built in. I know that in Linux, the X-Server is built in so X-Windows apps work without needing to add an X-Server. I think (don't know for sure) that Macs have that built in as well.

Anyway, X-Server, tabs, and a polished look. All working without monkeying around. That seems nice to me and that is what I meant when I said that. I also like the virtual desktops that Macs have.

On the other hand, I hear complaints once in a while that the Windows VM crashes and stuff and I'm not totally convinced yet that I should switch.

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mike #48538 01/28/14 09:49 AM
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Thank you for answering.
At my current employer, we use Windows clients. I used to boot Linux once in a while to install/patch Oracle, but since someone asked for Xming X Server for Windows once, I have that too. It's easy to install and works well with Putty (when X11 forwarding is enabled).
Oracle Reports is on the web nowadays. Well, not for us die hard 6i users.

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T-Gergely #60856 12/23/19 05:22 AM
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Hi Marco

YES, WE NEED A MAC VERSION. PLEASE.

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