Sony SNAP - Objective-C and GNUStep come to SCE

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  1. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

    KnightWRX

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    http://snap.sonydeveloper.com/pages/about/

    It seems Sony will use GNUStep as the framework/API for the consumer electronic devices for their SNAP platform, and thus will adopt Objective-C as the language to write applications for their platform.

    GNUStep started as an open source implementation of the OpenStep specification, but it is now aiming at being a Cocoa implementation.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Hopefully amongst other things it will speed up the networking performance on the PS3, which seems to have a few bottlenecks.
     
  3. KnightWRX thread starter macrumors Pentium

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    What does the framework and language have to do with low level system services ? And I've not had any issues with the network performance on my PS3.
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    The low speed of most people's Internet connections masks the problem. We have a number of PS3's on a corporate network and get roughly 1/5th of the networking speed that other devices obtain through our 100Mbps pipe. Don't know what causes it, but the effect is definitely there.
     
  5. *LTD*, Nov 28, 2010
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8C148)

    Looks like Sony dropped the entire venture.

    Smart move.
     

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