Agree with you Andreas platform used in platform released videos, should reflect what is possible for the default user.
As far as I know, a MacOS version will never be released. Webmodeler is the future and thus OS independent.
Running the modeler on a Mac would make tons of people very happy! Unfortunately, in the video, you can still see the Windows native ‘minimise, maximise and close’ buttons. Parallels, (and other vm's) do a very good job in making Windows apps integrate seamlessly and you thinking it's a native Mac OS modeler is proof of that!
But let's keep asking about a Mac modeler and hopefully one day. Would increase productivity 6 times as well!
Looking at the latest AtlasUI, I think the MacOS modeler must be ready soon
This is the latest login screen image...
I am the voice from the video who was running the Mendix modeler inside a Windows VM on my Mac. I think that there are a good number of developers who prefer to work in this fashion (indeed, I'm a consultant on the Mendix Expert Services team, and I do my day-to-day Mendix development on a Mac with a Windows VM). Maybe one day we'll have a native Mac Desktop modeler, but for now we can use Parallels!
I'm a Mac user, and the only way to do this is to use a VM such as Parallels. This actually works very well most of the time, but it is an additional cost.
I hope a native Mac modeller is developed, but I doubt it ever will.
I'm new at Mendix and being a MacOS user I don't really consider it a good experience having to use a VM every time in order to user Desktop Modeler, even more considering my machine is not very generous with RAM.
I understand a MacOS version it's not very likely to be developed, so my question is:
Will Web Modeler have 100% capabilities (as Desktop Modeler does)? There're some actions that show a message asking you to use Desktop.
Port to Qt...
ok so there are a couple of levels to this question.
Running MX on Mac
I've been using Mendix on a mac for a while at my previous job (through parallels) which isnt great, but it is possible.
MX supporting Native client.
From what I've heard is that they are currently working on a mac client and it should be ready mid 2018...
I know that they have an icon and an executable running, but that's where my knowledge ends.
Like Rene stated, the webmodeler might be the way to go.
If there is a way to have the power of MX in a web enviroment than that should create and solve a lot of problems.
This is seen with Slack and Atom that run on https://electronjs.org/ and pgadmin4.
At my current position I've switched to windows, and I can do basically everything I can with a make (besides running some mac only programs). Do the benefits of multiplatforms support outway the cost of dividing the development team?