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Started by itomato, December 22, 2006, 03:33:33 PM

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Just saw this on digg:

QuoteWhat is The Cocotron ?

The Cocotron is an open source project which implements an Objective-C API very similar to that described by Apple Computer's Foundation and AppKit framework documentation.

What is not The Cocotron ?

Anything which is not the source to these frameworks, including the developer and supporting tools, documentation, examples, utilities, contents of this website, logo, etc.

What is the license ?

The MIT License. More...

Who wrote it ?

Christopher Lloyd and David Young. More...

Where can I get it?

The Cocotron proper is hosted on Google Code at with accompanying group mailing lists. A little documentation on use and examples.

How do I use it?

The Cocotron Development Tools (CDT) are a gcc based cross-compiler tool chain which plug into Xcode, once installed they enable Xcode projects written in Objective-C to be compiled for platforms other than Mac OS X, such as Windows, Linux, and Solaris. The CDT is used to compile The Cocotron and non-Mac OS X targets.

Does it work ?

Yes, but it is not complete so I suspect you will need to implement something somewhere, possibly a lot, to get it working for you.

What are the system requirements?

The AppKit runs on Windows, Foundation runs on Windows, Linux and Solaris. Details...

The CDT requires Xcode 2.4 and either a PowerPC or Intel based Mac.

Will my project work with it?

If you are using older API's such as YellowBox era, it is more likely, if you are using newer MacOS X API's, chances go down. Hopefully the situation will improve, in the meantime here is an overview of major pieces which are not implemented.

Can I help?
YES! Please read about contributing.

Anything else?

Yes ...