Safari on Windows Lacks Full Cocoa Integration

With the unveiling of Safari for Windows at the WWDC, speculation arose about whether Apple had migrated its Cocoa framework to Windows. However, Alacatia Labs clarifies that this is not the case.

They report that “the underlying APIs are either C++ or C… including WebKit,” and there is “no evidence of Cocoa or Objective-C elements,” with the development being carried out in Microsoft Visual Studio. Thus, Safari and WebKit for Windows are direct ports, not a revival of the Yellow Box (Cocoa for Windows) framework.

Fortunately, Apple’s developers are well-versed in Windows software development, thanks to that other little project.

[Source: Daring Fireball]


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