Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 22:38 UTC
Apple John Gruber has found out that cross-compilers are no longer allowed in iPhone OS 4.0. "My reading of this new language is that cross-compilers, such as the Flash-to-iPhone compiler in Adobe's upcoming Flash Professional CS5 release, are prohibited. This also bans apps compiled using MonoTouch - a tool that compiles C# and .NET apps to the iPhone. It's unclear what this means for tools like Titanium and PhoneGap, which let developers write JavaScript code that runs in WebKit inside a native iPhone app wrapper. They might be OK."
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Was Steve Jobs born in Braunau?
by kragil on Fri 9th Apr 2010 02:22 UTC
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This is really something.
It will be interesting to see if OpenGL game engines will be allowed or not. They don't compile and directly link against the documented API AFAICT.
Miguel de Icaza will have to tone his love for Apple down a bit I guess (He can focus more on MS again).

It would be cool if Microsoft would do something similar with Windows8 .. then all Apple apps would stop working on Windows.

This is really stupid "my way or the highway" BS from Steve. In the end more open platforms will win again and Apple will be f--ked. 2017 = 1997

If Flash apps/games really are so bad why not let them fail in the app store? No, Apple can't have that. Big brother knows best.

But the dictatorship-loving Apple consumers will like it, no doubt.

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