I’m new to this community, so I fully acknowledge that this rant is likely based on a lack of knowledge or understanding about how the code operates. However, I was taking the alpha 2 browser for a test drive and noticed the following comment
that gave me pause:
Sorry! Breaker auto-updates are only supported on the production build for MacOS and Windows.
Religious wars aside, what could be the reason for natively supporting windows and mac at such in the alpha stage, or ever? I could see how the choice to do this might be so that development and access is as inclusive as possible to all people, but I’m sure many of you are well versed in how these are inherently closed and unsafe predatory systems. From a security perspective it logically inconsistent for those trying to foster the development of an open and “safe” network protocol. Nor are they safe from a long term development point of view, considering the fact that MacOS or Windows can decide on a whim to change the OS api and the SAFE tools might get broken. Looking through the git repo it seemed like most of the code was OS agnostic or has been developed on linux, so maybe adding native support hasn’t really been that much trouble and I am seeing this as a bigger problem then it really is?