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Re: really attracting developers

From: Chris Vetter
Subject: Re: really attracting developers
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:29:04 +0200

On 2006-08-28 19:57:06 +0200 Riccardo <address@hidden> wrote:
incomplete libraries?
That's open to debate. If you compare it to Cocoa, yes, it's "incomplete." Question is how far the completeness is supposed to go (with respect to Cocoa).
If we just implement the OpenStep specification (and ignore cocoa, which added nice thing and ruined others) we have enough power to write our web browser (yes, seriously, it is time and resources which lack, not frameworks), an office suite, an imaging application, a 3d application.... it was done on OpenStep and we even have stuff which was not in OS.

I beg to differ. Which framework(s) are you referring to regarding a web browser? Yes, there basically are 3 to pick from (libwww, Mozilla's engine and WebKit) but the first two would need wrapping and the latter is a PITA to port (I tried several times and got stuck due to references to Apple specific frameworks) plus the latter two are (currently) using GTK/GDK, which -- for me -- is a 'no go.'


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