Next IE version Cocoa

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Geert, May 8, 2002.

  1. Geert macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2001
    While I read through the keynote Monday, I didn't take much notice to this, but yesterday and today it occured to me that the next version of IE will be Cocoa. I'm not just making this up, but it is fact:

    so all future releases will be native X, meaning IE will be too, or....
    there will be no newer version of IE for mac (but I doubt that)
  2. Gyroscope macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2002
  3. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    OS X Native does not automatically mean Cocoa... Look at Office v.X! Although it runs natively on OS X and is not usable in OS 9, it is still Carbon. Don't expect a Cocoa version of IE for quite awhile... :p
  4. j763 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2001
    Champaign, IL, USA
    The MacBU simply does not have the resources to make Cocoa Apps. Impossible, they'd have to rewrite the code from scratch...
  5. chmorley macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2002
    Denver, CO

    Sounds like they will be writing Carbon apps that will not run in OS 9. They even compare them to Office X, which clearly suffers from the overhead of Carbon. A Cocoa version of IE and Office would be nice, but that's not what the release says.

    I'm afraid you were making it up. :(

  6. mcrain macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2002
    Think Secret had this today:

    Microsoft to release major Mac Internet Explorer update

    May 8, 2002 - At a speaking event last month, Kevin Browne, general manager of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit, said that while he sees the company's Internet Explorer web browser as the most complete browser for Mac, it's still not "the product we want it to be yet." Sources say that a "major update" to Internet Explorer is indeed on its way, and it might be showing its face sooner rather than later.
  7. trinitishwar macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Gainesville, Fl
    I've already dumped IE in favor of Chimera. Microsoft would have to make some drastic changes to IE for me to switch back. And that's with Chimera just at release 0.2.7. Chimera
  8. sjs macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2002
    I love the tabbing feature of Chimera and use it for that alone, sometimes. However, thsi browser IS NOT ready for prime time yet. OW is substantially more stable and is getting better at rendering pages, and has other features lacking in Chimera.

    As for new IE...12 to 18 months or more, based on comments by an MS/Mac unit guy.
  9. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2002
    I'm going to start my own rumor site.
    May 8, 2002 - Sometime, in the future, Mac OS X will be updated. It could come soon, or we may have to wait, sources report.

    Of interest, sources report that a "major update" is also in the works, but refused to comment on details.

  10. sjs macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2002
    I've heard that same rumor, too. Must be true.

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