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[3]: Major reason for this...
by moondevil on Sat 10th Apr 2010 08:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Major reason for this..."
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Since when Unix is everything else?

There are many more OS out there than just Windows and Unix.

And for Unix lets also not forget that there are lots of OS specific APIs in each Unix out there. If you really want to take advantage of certain OS features you have to step outside the POSIX calls. Even with POSIX you might hit semantic differences among them.

This is nothing new, since the beginning of computing each vendor wanted everyone to use their own platform tools as a kind of lock in. IBM used to be very good at it.

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