On Dec 1 2021, at 9:32 am, Martin Owens <doctormo@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, 2021-12-01 at 16:26 +0100, tavmjong@free.fr wrote:
> Having a local machine is probably necessary for testing the GUI
> (which is where the current problem is).

A VNC wouldn't be command line SSH, it would be full desktop. Just
remotely accessible so other people could log in and use it. It looks
like a virtual machine and it's not always super fast (latency) but it
would do for a lot of GUI tests.

Generally speaking if we have things that we expect to be available to devs, I think we shouldn't have people host them at their houses. Also latency sucks there. There are folks that provide virtual machines of various types as a service, and I think that makes sense. It could also make sense in this case as I'm not sure how long Tav would be needing the OSX machine, perhaps paying for a few months of a virtual machine would make more sense than hardware that would eventually sit idle.

I don't have an OSX virtual machine vendor that I've used before, but this is the first one that popped up on a DDG search and illustrates what I'm thinking: https://www.macincloud.com/