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Re: OpenOffice.org on OS X and GNUstep

From: Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
Subject: Re: OpenOffice.org on OS X and GNUstep
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 21:03:45 +0100

Am Donnerstag, 03.11.05 um 15:32 Uhr schrieb Adrian Robert:

On Nov 2, 2005, at 3:17 PM, Sean Fulton wrote:

On 2005-10-07 10:23:07 -0400, Adrian Robert <address@hidden> said:

If they're paying attention at all they won't even consider Carbon. I believe Apple has essentially told developers that Carbon is dead. If you want your app to run (well) on OS X on Intel, you have to develop with Cocoa. Porting something to Carbon now would be a waste of time.

That's good news if so, but if the story so far is any indication, Carbon will continue to maintain a very vigorous life of its own, regardless of what Apple wants. Microsoft, Adobe, and others won't rewrite their apps, and even Apple would have a lot of work to do, redoing Finder, iTunes, etc.. (I have NO idea why they essentally *rewrote* Workspace Manager in Carbon in the first place, but there you have it..)

They did not rewrite Workspace Manager in Carbon they killed it and ported stuff from the existing Mac OS 9 Finder to Carbon, partially to prove that Carbon was a viable way to do such things since the major companies like Adobe and Quark were not convinced and thought about dropping Mac support at all. Even the sheer existence of that thing called Carbon is a result of this. OPENSTEP was ported to PPC and somewhat ready (called Rhapsody) but the application suppliers did not jump on that train - basically to avoid having their apps rewritten in ObjC/OpenStep.

regards, Lars

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