[Biococoa-dev] modernizing BioCocoa

Scott Christley schristley at mac.com
Mon Jun 6 12:59:04 EDT 2011

I have Xcode4 but only to play with my new ipad :-)  I'm actually more productive with Xcode3 because not all of its features are available in Xcode4 yet.  The integrated interface builder is pretty nice though.

GNUstep has its own set of makefiles, so its build system is separate and thus not affected by Xcode.


On Jun 1, 2011, at 9:42 AM, Koen van der Drift wrote:

> I was playing recently with XCode4, which apparently has dropped
> support for PPC and 10.5. There are some hacks to restore that for the
> compiler, or Xcode 3 is still available.
> What do people here use? Did you make the switch to Xcode 4 already?
> How about dropping PPC and 10.5 support for the framework? Personally
> I think we should keep those, lots of folks probably still use
> Leopard, or maybe even 10.4 on a PPC. And how about GNUStep, is a
> particular compiler preferred?
> - Koen.
> On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 7:27 AM, Koen van der Drift
> <koenvanderdrift at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 2:16 AM, Scott Christley <schristley at mac.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Koen,
>>> I wrote those macros a long time ago, because GNUstep does not have CoreFoundation.  I tend to forget to use them because I'm so used to just writing for loops ;-)  I think FE is part of the
>>> objc2 compiler, so no it isn't standard for GNUstep yet.  You could probably change the Cocoa version of the macros to use FE.
>> Hmm, that probably means that all uses of FE in the code need to be
>> conditionalized until it is official in GNUStep.  I may have to revise
>> my changes that I committed yesterday then. Or keep it local and merge
>> it whenever it becomes official in GNUStep.  Or use those macros
>> instead of FE, but I don't know how CF compares to FE with regards to
>> speed and efficiency.
>> - Koen.
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