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Port Windows TOAD over to MacOS

#1

The Mac is an accepted computer in industry now.  Port TOAD over to MacOS so it can be used by us DBA's without having to mount a windows VM.

#2

That would be great.

#3

There is a Toad Mac edition.   www.toadworld.com/.../toad-mac-edition

#4

Toad for Mac is discontinued.  It was buggy.

#5

I would love to have a mac version. TOAD is the only reason for running a windows VM on my mac.

#6

Interesting idea, and these are my own thoughts about the suggestion.

I would imagine that in order to get a decent port of Toad to the Mac, you would probably need to ask Embarcadero to make Delphi available for the Mac too? I'm pretty certain (99.999%) that Toad is still developed in Delphi.

Alternatively, Quest could ask their developers to stop using Delphi and start using Lazarus instead? :wink: There's a port for the Mac over at http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/Lazarus%20Mac%20OS%20X%20i386/Lazarus%202.0.0/ but it's 32 bit only and for x86 - so any remaining PowerPC users would be left out.

My own preference would be to stop using Delphi, much as I love Delphi, and start using QT - then the same source code would be used to build 32 and 64 bit Toad for all known operating systems, except probably the Sinclair ZX-81 :wink:. But that would mean the developers learning C++ rather than Pascal, however I would then be able to run Toad natively on Linux rather than in a VM. :grinning:.

As for whether or not the MAC is an accepted OS, I sort of agree - I have a colleague, who works with Tanel Poder, and Tanel's company is the only Oracle support company I know of, that uses Macs. I rather suspect other companies have seen how well Macs do in relation to audio and print but consider them too upmarket/over-expensive for general day to day operation. Why eat steak :cut_of_meat: when you can get by perfectly well on burger? :hamburger: (aka Windows.)

Seriously though, it would be great to have Toad as a proper cross platform application.

EDIT: I didn't realise that this idea in the pond was from 2017, and only has 1 vote - so I guess that's why there is probably not going to be a Mac port of Toad.

Cheers,
Norm [TeamT]