Had you wanted to had an adult conversation, you could have started by acting like an adult. That said, original post has been edited and I look forward to your well reasoned thoughtful, intelligent response...
Originally Posted by djjoshuad
They only have the two most important parts available in release form for one OS. They have betas for one piece to support two more OS, but apparently there are no plans for a full client for anything but windows. So yes, I say they are aligning themselves with just one OS. The rest is an afterthought at best, and isn't released yet anyway. Developing the server piece for linux and OSX is a good start, but without a full client... what's the point? an HTPC needs a full client, no?
No. No it doesn't. You may prefer
it, but it certainly isn't necessary
Prior to moving to a client/server model, the previous incarnation of MediaBrowser existed only
as a plugin, not
as a full client, and it worked quite well.
That said, the fact that they are planning on releasing an OSX and linux server is proof positive that they are
aligning themselves with multiple OSes. The fact that they already have clients out for Android and IOS is proof positive that they are
aligning themselves with multiple OSes. Your continued insistence to the contrary completely ignores what they are actively working on and
what they've already released. Just because something hasn't been released in it's final form doesn't mean it's being ignored.
I don't know what is so difficult for you to understand. The project originated as a plugin for WMC. (That's Windows
Media Center if you aren't familiar) and it seems painfully obvious to me that a group that had already been releasing software for Windows
Media Center would likely start with something familiar like a Windows
server and Windows
client before moving into other platforms that aren't Windows
. Furthermore considering the demand for mobile content it seems pretty straightforward that an Android and IOS client would be next.
But I know if I was trying to get my product used by as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, I'd release things like Roku apps and XBMC plugins long before I'd even think about a native linux client. Heck, I probably would be working on a Synology and QNAP server before I'd spend any time on a full blown linux client. (especially if they could take advantage of hardware transcoding available on a lot of the NAS boxes that Plex won't do)
The point is, linux/OSX users aren't being ignored. In fact since many of the people who are using linux/OSX for thier HTPC are already running XBMC, I'd argue they've already been addressed for the most part.