Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Apr 2008 19:50 UTC, submitted by tupp
Graphics, User Interfaces From John Nack's blog: "In the interest of giving customers guidance as early as possible, we have some news to share on this point: in addition to offering 32-bit-native versions for Mac OS X and 32-bit Windows, just as we do today, we plan to ship the next version of Photoshop as 64-bit-native for Windows 64-bit OSes only."
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by Lazarus on Fri 4th Apr 2008 21:49 UTC
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There doesn't seem to be a huge issue here. Adobe isn't giving up on a 64 bit version for the Mac, It's just going to take longer due to Apple choosing to not implement 64 bit Carbon, and Adobe taking so long to rewrite their code to make use of Coccoa instead.

Some of Apple's own applications are still written on top of Carbon libraries, and I guess to an outside company, also using those APIs would take the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" route.

It doesn't seem like either one of the companies is really at fault here, just a case of "shit happens." It may be irritating for Mac/PS users in the short term, but in the grand scheme of things, I doubt it's going to be a big issue.

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