Is Firefox a Cocoa Application

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Blakeasd, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,
    Does anyone know if Firefox 4 is Cocoa or Carbon. If it is none of those than what exactly is it.
    Thanks,
    Blake
     
  2. KirkL macrumors 6502

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  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Just because it uses Cocoa instead of Carbon doesn't mean the UI is native.
     
  4. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a

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    Use Camino then.... it has the same rendering engine as FF but is a cocoa app and looks more native than Firefox.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    In the case of Firefox, this question has little meaning. Firefox is an XUL-based frontend on top of a small runtime interpreter. The frontend is largely the same across MacOS X, Windows, and Linux.
     
  6. kemsiro macrumors newbie

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  7. KirkL macrumors 6502

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    Ya that's what I inferred after I read the article (which states Gecko - the underlying framework is cocoa)

    I've been using Chrome and I like it (minus the random crashes). I might give Camino a try though
     
  8. solaris macrumors 6502a

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  9. vivid-mist macrumors newbie

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    Slightly OT, but I've never had a crash with chrome, I have with firefox. And camino seems to be lacking a few usability features which you won't notice up front, but will irk you if you like to get the most out of your browser's features.
     

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