4D & Carbon – Ende der Fahnenstange in Sicht

MacOSX 10.8 und der Abschied von Carbon

Apple will sich mit aller Macht von Carbon verabschieden. So lässt sich im Carbon Wiki nachlesen:

The development of Mac OS X APIs reflect that of the underlying operating system. Mac OS X is written mostly in C and Objective-C. In particular, Objective-C is ubiquitous in the human interface systems. With Mac OS X v10.5, after a transition where new elements of the Carbon interface specifically referred to the underlying Cocoa system, Apple identified Objective-C and Cocoa as the preferred interface to human interface services. Carbon access to various human interface services in the 64-bit operating environment is not available, and significant new features will not be added to the 32-bit Carbon interface.[2] Most other parts of the system, which have less emphasis on Objective-C, are not so affected.

Finally, Apple has declared the Carbon APIs deprecated in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, which is to be released in summer 2012.

Was heißt das jetzt für 4D v13 ? Zumindest ein Entwickler hat mal berichtet: “Nix läuft.”

Zugegeben, das ist noch ein Alpha-Release (ML) und da kann sich noch was ändern. Apple will alles nach Cocoa und 64bit puschen. Mal gespannt, ob es dazu bald aus Vichy was zu hören gibt.

 

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