Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: WINE ~= Carbon?
Author: Jim Roepcke Posted: 4/28/1999; 7:11:09 PM Topic: Linux' wide open spaces Msg #: 5400 (In response to 5399) Prev/Next: 5399 / 5401
For Win16 developers, it was a total rewrite, or being stuck with a crappy Win32s app that had no future (and Win32s was no freebee either).
This just isn't true. Developers did not have to rewrite their 16-bit apps to be able to run them under Win32. Sure it was attractive to do so, but 16-bit apps run on Microsoft OSs to this day.
I didn't say 16 bit apps didn't run, I just said that not porting to 32-bit (long term) was a really bad idea.
("Having no future" meant your app would not be competitive long term, not that it would only run on Win 3.1)
And when you did go to Win32, it was a lot of work. More so than MacOS-to-Carbon will need be.
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