Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC, submitted by Adam S
General Development Ars' Peter Bright wrote an article today entitled "From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X", in which he explains why he believes "Windows is dying, Windows applications suck, and Microsoft is too blinkered to fix any of it". These are rather harsh words, but there is a definitive element of truth in it. The article is part one in a three-part series.
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RE: Why
by TLZ_ on Mon 21st Apr 2008 20:50 UTC in reply to "Why"
TLZ_
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2007-02-05

"Look at all the trouble Adobe got themselves into by using Carbon."
Well, Carbon was never meant to replace the classic MacOS API's, it was just a quick way to get an old app to benefit from features on OSX and not have to run in classic mode.

It was IMO quite obvious that Carbon would eventually go away...

Adobe has only been "lazy"(not really lazy, but not willing to use resources on porting to Cocoa) and now they're seeing the consequenses.

This is a bit off topic: but a interesting side-effect of having to get Photoshop on a other API than Carbon might be that they now would choose a cross-plattform API such as QT, GTK or wxWidgets. If they do maybe the geeky dream of having Photoshop(or maybe even the whole Creative Suite!) on *nix will come true.

Probably not though. *Keeps on dreaming*

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Regarding that people should learn crossplattform I agree! I'm soon getting a Mac, and after being trapped in .NET I want to have something that's truly cross-plattoform, so I'm learning Python and wxPython. ;)

On the other side there are some things, such as the drawer that (to my knowlegde, correct me if I'm wrong) can't get with crossplattform kits. (And other things mentioned in the article.)

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RE[2]: Why
by dlundh on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 12:50 in reply to "RE: Why"
dlundh Member since:
2007-03-29

"If they do maybe the geeky dream of having Photoshop(or maybe even the whole Creative Suite!) on *nix will come true.

Probably not though. *Keeps on dreaming* "

Mac OS X is Unix, your dream came true some time ago.

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