[mythtv-users] New Myth Network Remote Control App for Mac OS X

Todd Ignasiak ignasiak at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 04:37:44 UTC 2007

On 3/8/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Mar 8, 2007, at 8:26 PM, Christopher X. Candreva wrote:
> > On Thu, 8 Mar 2007, Todd Ignasiak wrote:
> >
> >> I just put up another update for MythRemote.  It's a minor update,
> >> which just changes some of the keyboard inputs.
> >
> > Given that MacOS is just BSD, is this written in something that
> > would port
> > to Linux/*nix ?
> I wouldn't say that OSX is "just" BSD. It's actually based on the
> Mach microkernel and certainly has a lot of BSD elements on it.
> But it looks like the remote app is taking advantage of a lot of Mac-
> isms, especially graphics.
> It's is also a "universal binary" and will thus run on a PPC or an
> Intel Mac machine.
> I'm not a programmer but I'll bet you would have to redo all the
> graphics stuff, probably using the OSX X-server for graphics.
> I'd guess it would be possible to port, but it would not be trivial.
> You might be better off starting from scratch.

Yeah,  it uses "Cocoa", the Mac OS X GUI toolkit, which it proprietary
to OS X.    It would be easier to start new on a different platform /
gui toolkit than to port the Cocoa version.

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