Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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RE[5]: Too many platforms
by ulricr on Mon 16th Jul 2012 13:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Too many platforms"
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Why on earth do you reference "Carbon" here? Carbon was also deprecated when MacOS X was introduced in 2001. Developers were NEVER supposed to write Carbon applications when targeting MacOS X. Cocoa is and has always been the native API of MacOS X and it is STABLE.

not true. I was there at the OS X launch and Carbon and Cocoa were presented at equals. Java was as well.. Stuff changes. Cocoa was also the only way to access the full quicktime API (quicktime is not just a file format, it's a full multimedia API). Apple's own apps, like Final Cut Pro, were all written in Carbon. It's only at the switch for 64-bit that Apple decided to drop carbon, and that surprised everyone -- even some internal groups.

It makes no sense to talk about 30 years of Windows API, but only start in 2001 for Apple, btw.

Btw from year's WWDC, objective C garbage collection will be deprecated now.

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