Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Oct 2010 17:26 UTC
Apple In this day and age of iOS this and iPad that you'd nearly forget it, but the gadget maker from Cupertino actually makes personal computers and an accompanying operating system as well. It's been nearly three years since the last substantial release, so it's about time: Apple has just announced a press event titled 'Back to Mac', with a lion on the invite.
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RE[5]: Comment by henderson101
by _txf_ on Fri 15th Oct 2010 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by henderson101"
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What does iTunes have to do with porting all Carbon elements of OS X to Cocoa? iTunes is NOT an integral part of OS X, unless you had not noticed.


Then porting Itunes should be easier. I'm not saying it is easy but I doubt it is comparable to photoshop. We get version after version of Itunes that is carbon based, I bet itunes 11 will still be carbon. They keep adding features to itunes; features that are adding to the "porting tax" if they ever move to cocoa.

See what happened with QTX. It is modern but completely devoid of features (compared to QT7), simply because they couldn't develop the features in time due to the cruftiness and complexity of the QT codebase.

There aren't that many carbon apps left. But Itunes is a prime example of an app that could benefit from cocoa. It isn't a piece of framework but it is part of OSX.

No, no they didn't. It took them almost 10 years.


Adobe did the majority its porting development between versions. It took them 10 years because they were coasting on carbon and originally apple promised them that it would be maintained. They dropped it because apple is dropping further development of carbon.

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