Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th May 2007 15:39 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS After months of work, there is now a new complete C++ API for SkyOS, which replaces the old C API. The C++ API consists of more than 150 classes, including support for thread and process information, full GUI support, and gesture support, to name a few. Additionally, news about the LiveCD and some of the technology behind it has been updated, including a few screenshots of the LiveCD in action.
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RE[3]: Colour me unconvinced
by vege on Mon 7th May 2007 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Colour me unconvinced"
vege
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(also @ JonathanBThompson)

Yes, there are exceptions for BeOS, although the main concept is having a C++ API for the OS which practically forces any not strictly low-level software to be developed in cpp.

Due to the meaning of the term we are talking about (Application Programming Interface), MFC is an API which - of course - does not cover the whole OS API (= is not the Windows API), but in some ways quite important part of that and also is an "official" push to go with C++. I admit, I was not properly clear while mentioning, sorry for that.

And yes, I would also be interested to know if the announcement is about a whole replacment or just a new layer - or somehow combined. I also think an all-radical decision could be very confusing for the whole development process.

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