ObjectiveCPlugin progress

Marcel Weiher marcel at metaobject.com
Tue Jun 1 10:27:01 UTC 2004

Great stuff!  I'll see what I can do with it, and pester you then :-)

On 1 Jun 2004, at 00:22, Avi Bryant wrote:

> A while ago, Alain Fischer announced his new ObjectiveC plugin, 
> allowing Squeak to use Apple's Cocoa and other ObjectiveC libraries.  
> Todd Blanchard and I have since done some further work on it, and it's 
> at the point now where it can begin be used to build Cocoa UIs from 
> within Squeak.  As a quick test, I built a native OS X UI for the 
> system browser, which you can see in this screenshot:
> http://beta4.com/~avi/browser.jpg
> The code is on SqueakSource:
> http://kilana.unibe.ch:8888/ObjectiveCBridge/ObjectiveC-avi.70.mcz
> You can get a prebuilt plugin (for use with Ian's 3.7 VM) here:
> http://beta4.com/~avi/ObjectiveCPlugin
> The browser demo can be run with "CCBrowser test".  It requires this 
> nib file:
> http://beta4.com/~avi/CCBrowser.tgz
> You need to untar that and place it inside 
> Contents/Resources/English.lproj of your VM application bundle.
> I'm announcing this partly because I've run out of steam on it for 
> now, and am hoping someone else will take it the next step of building 
> UIs for the various Squeak tools (browsers, debuggers, workspaces, 
> inspectors, etc) in Cocoa.  A custom NSMorphicView would also be cool, 
> although might be pretty tricky.  Anyway, if someone does try to take 
> this on, I'll be more than happy to answer any questions they have 
> about the underlying bridge code.

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