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Author Topic: Lifehacker interview with Quicksilver Developer on its Future  (Read 3320 times)
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« on: December 06, 2007, 01:23:09 PM »

This is relevant for our discussions of Find and Run Robot and similar programs.  Definitely worth a read.

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Lifehacker: Now that Quicksilver has made the move to open source, what kind of progress can users expect to from the application? Will we be seeing more regular releases?
Nicholas Jitkoff, Quicksilver's Developer: You're not going to like the answers to these questions.
Lifehacker: I can live with that.
Jitkoff: As for as progress goes, yes there will be progress, but in a much more experimental vein. I released two branches, the one that the B50s come from (ed: the Quicksilver that's currently running on your computer), and a newer one that is really unstable.
Lifehacker: So what kind of experimental business is going on with the unstable branch?
Jitkoff: So far? Quicklook has been integrated (which I love).
Lifehacker: See, I like the answer to that question.
Jitkoff: Yes, but I may never distribute that version.
Lifehacker: I don't like that answer.

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 03:30:15 AM »

i wonder if google has anything to do with jitkoff's decisions to let QS slowly die huh
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 05:48:49 AM »

Sounds to me like he's bored of it but hopes open sourcing it might help others create better alternatives.. or maybe I'm completely wrong. Anyway that's pretty disappointing / exciting news.

edit: watch the video at the end of the article btw.
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 07:05:59 AM »

Justice - thanks for the shoutout about the video, I missed it the first time  Thmbsup
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2007, 05:55:41 AM »

QS has been in a semi-abandoned state for well over a year. Nicholas has always been very clear that he didn't have time to work on it. QS is an app which is still way ahead of anything else on OS X it hasn't really suffered for this stasis at all. And the first developers are already starting to clean up the OS code base, getting more stability and hopefully moving QS forward.

http://lipidity.com/apple/cleaning-up-quicksilver/

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