[Vm-dev] what to do with old carbon based plugins?

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 18:20:01 UTC 2011

On 26 March 2011 19:10, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 12:39:06PM -0300, Esteban Lorenzano wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I started to build some needed external plugins (they are being build with Cocoa CogMT)... but I found some plugins still using carbon lib (SerialPlugin, MIDIPlugin)... and also, there are some others (B3DAcceleratorPlugin) who I didn't include it because uses carbon very intensively.
>> So, I wonder how to proceed with this plugins?
>> I would like to have a "carbon clean vm", so I prefer to gently ask to the plugin owners to rewrite their sources to not use carbon.
>> What do you think?
> Hi Esteban,
> I think that these issues are in the platforms support code, so I fear
> that the plugin owner might be you at this point ;-)
> I'm afraid that I am not knowledgeable about OS X development, but I
> know that in many cases John has been able to adopt code from the
> unix platforms tree for things like this. Maybe other people with
> OS X expertise can volunteer to help also?

Can't help there. While carbon VM (in Mac OS dir) were written mostly in C,
a Cocoa branch is almost complete rewrite in Objective-C, which i
never had worked with.
And of course i know little about MacOS APIs

> Dave

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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