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Re: The Path of GNUstep (Was: Re: Gnustep + mac + windows? Possible?)

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: The Path of GNUstep (Was: Re: Gnustep + mac + windows? Possible?)
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 16:11:50 +0100

On Saturday, September 28, 2002, at 03:45 PM, Philippe C.D. Robert wrote:


On Saturday, September 28, 2002, at 04:37 PM, Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote:
Practically though ...I think it's likely to be better to develop under GNUstep and port to Cocoa than the other way round for a *LONG* time to come - simply because there is no likelyhood that Apple will ever put any consideration into making the port away from Cocoa easy. At least GNUstep provides some facilities for ensuring that you write portable code and a tool for converting user interfaces.

Out of curiosity, did Apple finally make the change to XML based Cocoa nib files in Jaguar (as announced 2 years ago...)?

I think so ... the release notes for jaguar talk about a new keyed archiver class and say that the foundation objects have been converted to use it. I'm guessing that this might write xml format output, though I haven't seen anything saying it does.

In any case I think this means we can remove/alter the keyed coding extensions in gnustep to implement the new Apple API instead, and if the output format turns out to be xml we can probably reverse engineer it so that the gnustep classes can write the same
format!  This is going to take a while to assess and to develop though.

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