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Re: [platform-swt-dev] Mac OS X Port

Hello Andre,

On woensdag, november 14, 2001, at 10:33 , Andre Weinand wrote:

(It would sure be more natural to port SWT to Carbon...

Yes, the Carbon event model is a good fit to SWT because its similar to the Windows API.

Because Carbon is a C api as is the lowest level Windows widget API?

but then, of course, you don't get Aqua...)

No, you get Aqua with Carbon on MacOS X, but you loose some of the niceties of Cocoa (like really nice looking antialiased text).
Microsoft and many other companies are porting their apps to Carbon only, not to Cocoa!
And its not easy to spot the difference to Cocoa apps!

I mainly developed in Java so far. Didn't do any C/C++ programming on any other platform I used. This also means that I'm not familiar with the path that Apple takes concerning their libraries. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Carbon a temporary (even long term) migration path for Classic to OS X conversion? My idea of the whole situation is that Apple is pushing developers to go the Cocoa way and only to use Carbon for a first port of an app to OS X and then start mixing Carbon with Cocoa, finally resulting in a pure Cocoa app. If this is the case, I would not like to do a binding to Carbon.


Ringo