Windows Presentation Foundation will support Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by gekko513, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    This c|net article suggests that graphics-rich applications developed using Microsofts WPF/E software will run on several platforms where Mac OS X is one of them. This is news to me at least.
     
  2. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. I'm not a big MS fan, but they have always done a pretty good job on their development tools.
     
  3. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    While this is a big step for Microsoft, its not a new concept. Trolltech's QT framework has been doing this for a while.
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Why would M$ want to support other OS's? What's in it for them? :confused:
     
  5. X-Baz macrumors member

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    Sounds to me that it is a next generation version of X-Windows or Terminal Services/Remote Desktop on a Mac.

    MS gets to tie developers into Windows and sell lots of Terminal Server licences (which aren't cheap).
     
  6. Fukui macrumors 68000

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    Sorry but this is a very very small subset of the Graphics layer that will be supported, only layout and simple drawing (web based graphics) will be ported, the true DirectX powered stuff wont be happening, just read the article...

    If we're luck or unlucky however you think, we'll get metro (PDF killer) support...
     

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