Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 19:50 UTC, submitted by Aidan Lane
Qt "You may have remembered that in the past I've talked about some of the development of 64-bit applications on Mac OS X. The gist of it is that Apple changed their position on supporting 64-bit Carbon, the library we depend on for running Qt GUI applications. It became obvious early on that Apple wasn't going to change their position on this, so it left us with two choices: keep Qt Carbon-only and forego 64-bit support, or create a port of Qt that used Cocoa as its backend. Naturally, since we already support 64-bit on the other platforms and since the idea of using Qt is to help insulate you from changes such as this, we decided on the latter option. It did mean that we had a bit of work ahead of us, since we had to re-write some of the internals of Qt (particularly widgets and events), but most of the other modules were already there. I'm happy to say after a bit of work, we've made progress and we're proud to offer an alpha for curious people that want to try 64-bit applications on Mac OS X 10.5."
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RE: nice
by J.R. on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 20:14 UTC in reply to "nice"
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Absolutely agreed!

Love QT

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RE[2]: nice
by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 20:21 in reply to "RE: nice"
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It's Qt, not QuickTime ;)

I'm glad Trolltech is making progress on this. It was rather a bum deal for Apple to announce 64 bit Carbon UI bits only to retract that later, forcing TT to scramble. On the other hand, Apple has seemed pretty intent on getting people to move to Cocoa for GUI stuff, and Trolltech may never have done it without the lever of lack of 64 bit Carbon GUI bits.

At any rate, TT reacted as they must for the sake of their customers, and I greatly approve.

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RE[3]: nice
by FunkyELF on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 20:33 in reply to "RE[2]: nice"
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It's Qt, not QuickTime ;)

It's Nokia, not Trolltech ;)

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RE[3]: nice
by snozzberry on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 20:49 in reply to "RE[2]: nice"
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On the other hand, Apple has seemed pretty intent on getting people to move to Cocoa for GUI stuff

Like the Finder?

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