Archive for June 7, 2005

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Intel and Pre-Tiger Compatibility

It sounds like Universal Binaries won’t really be universal. The programming guidelines strongly suggest that GCC 4 is required to build Universal Binaries. However, applications compiled with Xcode and GCC 4 only run on Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later (if C++ is used) or 10.3 and later (if plain C is used). Will developers have to ship two separate .app files? There are still lots of Panther, and even Jaguar users.

Also, how will Intel’s compilers (which are apparently much better than GCC) factor in?

WebKit Open Source

Dave Hyatt reports that WebKit is now open-source, with CVS access. It looks to be a BSD-style license.