Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Aug 2009 23:57 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Adobe has announced it is dropping PowerPC support from its next version of the Creative Suite for the Mac. "By the time the next version of the Suite ships, the very youngest PPC-based Macs will be roughly four years old. They're still great systems, but if you haven't upgraded your workstation in four years, you're probably not in a rush to upgrade your software, either. Bottom line: Time & resources are finite, and with big transitions underway (going 64-bit-native, switching from Carbon to Cocoa), you want Adobe building for the future, not for the past."
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RE[2]: What about QT?
by FreakyT on Fri 14th Aug 2009 23:38 UTC in reply to "RE: What about QT?"
FreakyT
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2005-07-17

Well, not for optimized algorithms.
Adobe should've used Qt anyways. That way separate code bases for Mac and Windows GUIs would be avoided. Adobe had to port all GUI anyway when they moved from Carbon to Cocoa.


Then again, using cross platform toolkits generally means that the program looks and feels "not quite right" on all the platforms it runs on, so I feel like it makes more sense for them to develop "native" guis for each target platform.

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