[ANN] Ambrai Smalltalk on mac OSX
tblanchard at mac.com
Fri Jun 25 23:53:59 UTC 2004
On Jun 25, 2004, at 2:46 PM, Avi Bryant wrote:
> This isn't about making Squeak a good platform for developing native
> UI desktop apps.
Speak for yourself. :-)
I'd like to be able to do Cocoa apps in Smalltalk and ship them. Cocoa
is a really good api and being able to use tools like IB is very
useful. The problem I have with Ambrai is that its not Cocoa. I will
hazard the opinion that this will hinder its adoption among developers
who already work on the Mac. Ambrai's UI library adds a completely
unnecessary learning curve where a simple bridge would pay in spades
given Objective C's similarity to Smalltalk wrt message sends.
Just my $0.02
FWIW, I'm hoping soon (next couple months) to kick off another assault
on the bridge.
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