No more Artisteer for Mac


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Web-JIVE

Posted: 2/10/2013
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Hey everyone...

I just wanted to let you know that based on some good intel, Artisteer 4.x or later will probably not see the light of day for Macs. So, what this means is that you either need to accept this and fire up Parallels for Mac as we do, or move on. Bugging these guys isn't going to do any good.

Artisteer 3.x was built using a lower version of C# with Artisteer 4.x being built using - most likely C#5, and Mono doesn't fully support C#5 and may not for the foreseeable future. The Artisteer team has resolved themselves to the fact that this may be a Windows only product from here out, and we are too.

The best thing that could happen here is if another company purchased Artisteer and poured the $$ necessary to build a cross platform environment but, I don't see that happening for a niche tool like Artisteer.

Don't get me wrong, none of us here consider Artisteer niche! We consider it an indispensable tool but, the development community expands beyond templates for CMS's.
 
Christoffer Geijer

Posted: 2/12/2013
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Fact or just rumour. Maybe the Artisteer developers would care to comment?

If true, it will be a great loss. Is the MacOS proportional share of downloads really that marginal? Does anybody know the proportional share that the MacOS version stands for? Would be interesting to know.
 
Web-JIVE

Posted: 2/16/2013
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Artisteer will not quote or chime in on this. It's not that the Mac share is marginal, its the technology platform the original product was built on, Microsoft .NET. The bridge for a while was MONO which allowed them to develop a Mac version, after the Windows version had been out for a while.

Now that MONO is behind again (and my may not catch up), you most likely won't see another Mac version. Yes it's sad but, Artisteer is looking to add more CMS's and Prestashop (according to this page: http://www.artisteer.com/?p=dev). Their priorities are in many directions.
 
Grooveagent

Posted: 2/21/2013
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I always felt that the Mac version ran really slow and buggy compared to the Windows version, but then again, the productivity lost by booting into Windows or running in Parallels was equally inconvenient.

I agree with one of the above posters that it doesn't seem right to sell the product to Mac user with the promise of free upgrades for a year, when there will be no upgrades for Mac users.
 
Don

Posted: 3/14/2013
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Quote Rob:

:-@ Why on earth would you stop producing a Mac version when Windows OS is failing miserably and everyone is moving to Mac? Think about that for a bit...

I really doubt that everyone is moving to MAC. PC will hold the majority of the market for the foreseeable future no matter what you or I think. Good or bad that is the way it is.
 
antartich

Posted: 3/18/2013
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Quote Don:

Quote Rob:

:-@ Why on earth would you stop producing a Mac version when Windows OS is failing miserably and everyone is moving to Mac? Think about that for a bit...

I really doubt that everyone is moving to MAC. PC will hold the majority of the market for the foreseeable future no matter what you or I think. Good or bad that is the way it is.



Desing is Mac, and if you buy a Mac is foolish install a win in it. Artisteer had a problem with mono, but justify with the market quote is stupid
 
Dave

Posted: 5/2/2013
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Quote James:

It's the cost of being soooooo cool that you own a Mac. lol :-D


Probably took you two days just to figure out how to get to the Artisteer Website from that POS they call Windows 8. All just to post about a Mac. What a shame.
 
Mike

Posted: 6/2/2013
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Quote James:

Sounds good. Please close the door behind you. 8-)


This guy is an obnoxious punk... Grow up kid.
 
RDavid

Posted: 6/29/2013
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Assuming that Artisteer is out of the Mac business does anyone have an alternative? Something that matches the functionality of Artisteer? I looked at Template Creator CK and it appears to come close. One of the things about Template Creator CK is that it is not PC or Mac depended. You load the extension into Joomla so it doesn't matter whether you running Windows of Apple OS.
 
2ninerniner2

Posted: 9/2/2013
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Quote Hans E. Kratholm Rasmussen:

... Anyone have any idea, what to buy then???


Have a look at the latest version of 1) what you build with Artisteer for a Jooma! site 2) that appliance you use to make your bread hot and brown :)

- can't use the name or even the initials now as the post will not go through
:(

 
Jah Red

Posted: 9/3/2013
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:-(

I think It is time to refund the money to those who just bought a beta version being told a full version would be coming....

TO me this smacks of a dishonest software company....
 
Alex

Posted: 9/5/2013
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Maybe I'm a simpleton, but I mono catches up. Can't I just run the windows executable on OSX with Mono_Complete installed? Just like one can do with so many other .net executables? :*)
 
mui

Posted: 10/5/2013
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:-) :-) good