[linux-audio-dev] Re: image problem [was Re: [Alsa-devel] help for a levelmeter]

David Gerard Matthews dgm4+ at pitt.edu
Sat Nov 9 16:35:01 UTC 2002

Paul Davis wrote:

>OS X, despite being "unix", actually promotes/requires that
>applications are written using an API (i.e. a set of libraries) that
>bear little resemblance to anything traditionally called "unix". so
>even this will not help the porting effort. in theory, the gnustep
>people have a system very similar to nextstep, and people say that OS
>X's Cocoa layer (did i get that right, or is it Carbon?) is very, very
>similar to nextstep. i doubt that gnustep is ready to act as a porting
>platform for OS X apps, and frankly, i doubt that it ever will be.
Yeah, from what I understand, it's much easier to port from Un*x to OSX 
than vice versa.  A far greater number of
*nix libraries have been ported from the *nix world to OSX than the 
other way around.  You can even run X windows
on OSX, even though it isn't the normal native windowing system, so if 
you didn't feel like messing with carbon/cocoa, you
don't actually have to.  (Although I don't think very many OSX users 
actually have X windows installed, nor do the vast majority
care to bother with it.)  

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