>I can assure you that if the process of creating a Mac version were as simple >for us as you described, we would have done so a long time ago. As you pointed >out there is a great deal of interest in a Mac version and if we could easily >create one we would be stupid not to.
By no means did I intend to imply that creating a Mac version would be simple. Porting an existing program from one environment to another is seldom simple or easy.
I intended to indicate that if the porting process were undertaken it would then be possible to support both platforms from a single environment. This would make supporting both platforms less resource intensive.
Without question the porting process will require an investment of time and resources.
>Although this website may make it appear that there are more Mac users, >everything else points to the fact that there are more Windows users than Mac >users and thus we feel that providing additionaly features to our Windows >programs would currently benefit more users.
I only called attention to the number of requests for a Mac version posted to this web site to point out that a Mac version of FarmWorks is one of your most frequent requests. Macintosh currently enjoys a 9% market share. Clearly there are more Windows users out there.
>In the long run we do plan on adding a Mac version.
I am a firm believer in Mac. It is frustrating that there is very little agricultural software for the Mac. There are a lot of farmers using Macs. FarmWorks is an outstanding software package. FarmWorks brings a very Macintosh like interface to the Windows platform, to the benefit of Windows users.
It is exciting to hear that FarmWorks for the Mac is at least on the board. I understand the difficulties of limited and/or stretched resources. I hope that the opportunity to produce a Mac version comes quickly. I believe it will be a surprisingly profitable venture for FarmWorks.