Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 19:50 UTC, submitted by Aidan Lane
Qt "You may have remembered that in the past I've talked about some of the development of 64-bit applications on Mac OS X. The gist of it is that Apple changed their position on supporting 64-bit Carbon, the library we depend on for running Qt GUI applications. It became obvious early on that Apple wasn't going to change their position on this, so it left us with two choices: keep Qt Carbon-only and forego 64-bit support, or create a port of Qt that used Cocoa as its backend. Naturally, since we already support 64-bit on the other platforms and since the idea of using Qt is to help insulate you from changes such as this, we decided on the latter option. It did mean that we had a bit of work ahead of us, since we had to re-write some of the internals of Qt (particularly widgets and events), but most of the other modules were already there. I'm happy to say after a bit of work, we've made progress and we're proud to offer an alpha for curious people that want to try 64-bit applications on Mac OS X 10.5."
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by poundsmack on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 19:59 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

i admire greatly trolltech's commitment to making a great product with QT, thanks guys, keep up the great work.

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RE: nice
by J.R. on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 20:14 UTC in reply to "nice"
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2007-07-25

Absolutely agreed!

Love QT

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by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE: nice"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

It's Qt, not QuickTime ;)

I'm glad Trolltech is making progress on this. It was rather a bum deal for Apple to announce 64 bit Carbon UI bits only to retract that later, forcing TT to scramble. On the other hand, Apple has seemed pretty intent on getting people to move to Cocoa for GUI stuff, and Trolltech may never have done it without the lever of lack of 64 bit Carbon GUI bits.

At any rate, TT reacted as they must for the sake of their customers, and I greatly approve.

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by FunkyELF on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 20:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: nice"
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2006-07-26

It's Qt, not QuickTime ;)

It's Nokia, not Trolltech ;)

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by Morty on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 21:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: nice"
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2005-07-06

It's Nokia, not Trolltech ;)


No it's Trolltech, and with good reason.

First it's the branding, fancy thing that. And you can see lots of examples of it. It's still Volvo even if it has been owned by Ford for years.

Even more important, from http://troll.no/company/newsroom/announcements/press.2008-01-28.460...

The offer is expected to be open for acceptance for a period of four weeks and to be completed in the second quarter of 2008. If the conditions to the offer are satisfied or waived, Nokia will have a legal duty to make a mandatory cash offer for or compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares.

And the second quarter of 2008 are still in the future :-)

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by snozzberry on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 20:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: nice"
snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

On the other hand, Apple has seemed pretty intent on getting people to move to Cocoa for GUI stuff


Like the Finder?

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by tyrione on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 22:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: nice"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

"On the other hand, Apple has seemed pretty intent on getting people to move to Cocoa for GUI stuff


Like the Finder?
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When Carbon is completely scrubbed, the Finder will be Cocoa.

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by kaiwai on Tue 4th Mar 2008 09:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: nice"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd love to see Objective-C 2.0 and Cocoa being. The benefits of more garbage collection usage should help in regards to uptime, performance and making memory leaks on key components a thing of the past.

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by snozzberry on Tue 4th Mar 2008 15:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: nice"
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2005-11-14

When Carbon is completely scrubbed

The residents of the Mars colony will rejoice

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RE[5]: nice
by stew on Tue 4th Mar 2008 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: nice"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

I suppose you meant "If Carbon is completely scrubbed, the Finder will be Cocoa."

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by Manuma on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 21:15 UTC
Manuma
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2005-07-28

Thank you Nokia,

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