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[4]: If it's true...
by Zifre on Mon 12th Apr 2010 01:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: If it's true..."
Zifre
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2009-10-04

Actually referring more to the consistency of the user experience end users have when running on Linux.

If you use GNOME apps, then everything is pretty consistent. If you use KDE apps, then everything is pretty consistent. Even when you mix them, it's not so bad with QGtkStyle.

n Windows it's mostly not so bad, since the vast majority of applications use the native toolset, so most languages produce UI that work and look like all the rest of windows (Java a notable exception, of course).

Are you joking? Windows is ten times worse in this regard. Many, many applications use custom drawn widgets. Now, I can't think of any good applications that do this, but there are many (especially the junk that comes on PCs). In Linux, there are two toolkits - that's it.

Linux is definitely more consistent than Windows. (Of course, Mac is even better.)

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