Linked by dylansmrjones on Sun 13th Nov 2016 23:43 UTC
Mac OS X

Darling, the project to bring macOS binaries to Linux, is still active. After a period of inactivity, the project has picked up speed, according to phoronix.com.

Darling is still progressing but in its latest state can not run any macOS GUI applications but rather only basic command-line apps with both 32-bit and 64-bit capabilities. From the Darling Shell there is support for working with DMG images and even using Apple's Xcode toolchain for compiling basic "Hello World!" type applications for macOS and running from a Linux system.

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Future potential?
by sklofur on Mon 14th Nov 2016 01:01 UTC
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2016-03-28

Many Mac users have complained about the stagnation of the platform in recent years, most of whom don't want to move to Windows but will have to if they want their apps.

If a platform like this can get off the ground and provide binary compatibility, Mac users (especially pros) can keep their apps on generic hardware that actually gets updated.

I get the feeling that Darling would have fewer moving parts than wine.

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