I think that sounds like a good idea. I don't think we need an official policy on something if we're not going to do it regularly, we can just handle it on a case-by-case basis.

Noticed that you mentioned a 2018 one, but would it be better to have an ARM based Mac Mini? Would be nice to have someone with that HW testing the builds as well. I think they're also cheaper (not sure about in Europe).

On Nov 30 2021, at 3:46 am, tavmjong@free.fr wrote:

Hi all,

I would like to raise the topic of getting hardware into developer's hands. I'm really not sure the best way to do this (or if we should). My motivation is the frustration I'm having with not knowing if I am breaking the our MacOSX code with the refactoring I am doing... and when I do get reports of breakage, not being able to fix it (it's currently broken now!). A little research shows that a 2018 Mac Mini can be had for around $1000. Given our current financial state, that would see like a reasonable investment. I could imagine though, coming up with a policy of what kind of support is given to who could be quite a challenge.

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