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.
Thread beginning with comment 310946
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Why
by segedunum on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 23:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why"
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

Carbon has always been billed as a transitional API. It was obvious right from the start that it wasn't always going to be available.

It was never going to work. Transitional APIs never do, because they never are transitional. Once you put it out there people start using it.

Guess it didn't work too well, given how many commercial apps remained Carbon. It was only the announcement that there will be no 64 bit Carbon that has spurred these software houses like Adobe to start seriously looking at Cocoa.

Shock, horror. There is zero return on investment to Adobe or anyone else in rewriting their applications from Carbon to Cocoa!

Reply Parent Score: 3