Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 22:38 UTC
Apple John Gruber has found out that cross-compilers are no longer allowed in iPhone OS 4.0. "My reading of this new language is that cross-compilers, such as the Flash-to-iPhone compiler in Adobe's upcoming Flash Professional CS5 release, are prohibited. This also bans apps compiled using MonoTouch - a tool that compiles C# and .NET apps to the iPhone. It's unclear what this means for tools like Titanium and PhoneGap, which let developers write JavaScript code that runs in WebKit inside a native iPhone app wrapper. They might be OK."
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RE[5]: If it's true...
by mutantsushi on Sat 10th Apr 2010 00:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: If it's true..."
mutantsushi
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2006-08-18

moonbast wrote: "So I can use Qt and target simultaneously WinMo, Maemo, Symbian and (soon) Android or I could buy a Mac, learn Obj-C and code just for iPhone. Considering that Symbian alone has 3x bigger market share than iPhone, Apple can go to hell for all I care."

Yeah, but C++, C and Javascript are allowed... So what's the problem with QT?

Edited 2010-04-10 01:01 UTC

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RE[6]: If it's true...
by qbast on Sat 10th Apr 2010 09:07 in reply to "RE[5]: If it's true..."
qbast Member since:
2010-02-08

This is the problem: "and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs". My app would link to Qt and only use iPhone API directly where something important is unavailable in Qt.

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RE[7]: If it's true...
by cb88 on Sat 10th Apr 2010 15:53 in reply to "RE[6]: If it's true..."
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

Do they *document* the meaning of "the Documented APIs" elsewere in the license? If not then it could be any API al long as it is documented .... thats a long shot though

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