Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2007 15:58 UTC, submitted by Jeremy Fox
Mac OS X Carbon will not be 64bit in Leopard. "At last year's keynote, Apple had claimed that both Carbon and Cocoa would be 64-bit, adding to the 64-bit fundamentals that Tiger had laid. However, according to the latest on Apple's website, Leopard's 64-bit frameworks will include the POSIX and math libraries found in Tiger, Cocoa, Quartz, OpenGL, and X11 GUI framework. In addition, Apple confirms that Carbon will not be 64-bit on the Carbon Developer mailing list." In addition, the readme file included with Leopard's developer preview says G3 support will be dropped from Leopard.
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Not too surprised
by Damien on Thu 14th Jun 2007 16:46 UTC
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I'm not surprised to see G3 support dropped - when was the last time they released a product that used the chip? They're trying to move to a completely different architecture, so there'll be a little bit of pain along the way. Anyone who has a G3 will be doing well to run Tiger, nevermind Leopard which looks to push things a bit more.

As for 64bit Carbon - what would the point be? Anyone who at this point still is running Carbon apps really needs to find alternatives. Good riddens.


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