Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 15:13 UTC
Mac OS X "It's no longer possible to write a single app that takes advantage of the full range of Mac OS X features. Some APIs only work inside the Mac App Store. Others only work outside it. Presumably, this gap will widen as more new features are App Store-exclusive, while sandboxing places greater restrictions on what App Store apps are allowed to do." Anybody surprised by this, here's the clue stick. Please proceed to hit yourself with it.
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RE[6]: No MacOS X for me.
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 27th Jan 2012 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: No MacOS X for me."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

they haven't made a break from the past because either way WinRT is still dependent on win32 or at least parts of it.


They kept the parts around that made sense - or are you arguing Mac OS X wasn't a clean break because it still kept things like QuickTime, Desk Accessories, and more, from the MacOS days aound?

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RE[7]: No MacOS X for me.
by kaiwai on Fri 27th Jan 2012 14:26 in reply to "RE[6]: No MacOS X for me."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

They kept the parts around that made sense - or are you arguing Mac OS X wasn't a clean break because it still kept things like QuickTime, Desk Accessories, and more, from the MacOS days aound?


You've failed to address the question as to why WinRT depends on GDI when there is Direct2D/DirectWrite available. Regarding Mac OS X, unlike Microsoft, they killed things off and didn't pussy foot around when doing it where as Microsoft seems to be like the parent who is scared to make a decision believing that if they make the wrong one their children won't love them any more.

Edited 2012-01-27 14:28 UTC

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RE[8]: No MacOS X for me.
by moondevil on Fri 27th Jan 2012 14:30 in reply to "RE[7]: No MacOS X for me."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

You've failed to address the question as to why WinRT depends on GDI when there is Direct2D/DirectWrite available.


Where does it depend on GDI?

Have you coded a Windows 8 Metro application and checked the dll dependencies to assert such statement?

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