OOo in ObjC?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by satans_banjo, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. satans_banjo macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2005
    SE London
    I understand that NeoOffice offers a version of, but why did they have to write it in java? Surely if they want it to be OS X native then they could write it in Objective-C. Is there any real reason why they did it in java? And is there an alternative which is written in Objective-C?

    If any skilled Mac programmer is thinking of a project then porting NeoOffice would be a very good idea
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    If it was rewritten in Objective-C, it wouldn't really be anymore, it'd be a separate Office project. A complete rewrite would take an enormous amount of time and manpower. Keeping it written in Java makes it easy to port to many different platforms. The downside is that without some work, it feels foreign on the Mac.

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