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[3]: nice
by snozzberry on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 20:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: nice"
snozzberry
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2005-11-14

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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RE[4]: nice
by tyrione on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 22:18 in reply to "RE[3]: nice"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

"On the other hand, Apple has seemed pretty intent on getting people to move to Cocoa for GUI stuff


Like the Finder?
"

When Carbon is completely scrubbed, the Finder will be Cocoa.

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RE[5]: nice
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Mar 2008 09:39 in reply to "RE[4]: nice"
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2005-07-06

I'd love to see Objective-C 2.0 and Cocoa being. The benefits of more garbage collection usage should help in regards to uptime, performance and making memory leaks on key components a thing of the past.

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RE[5]: nice
by snozzberry on Tue 4th Mar 2008 15:50 in reply to "RE[4]: nice"
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2005-11-14

When Carbon is completely scrubbed

The residents of the Mars colony will rejoice

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RE[5]: nice
by stew on Tue 4th Mar 2008 20:55 in reply to "RE[4]: nice"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

I suppose you meant "If Carbon is completely scrubbed, the Finder will be Cocoa."

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