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CobraBoy! (
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 09:22:42 -0800

> It's a screenshot of an alpha of OmniWeb 3.0 running on Windows NT. This
>port was done in a day,
> after our frameworks were ported.
> What can we say? Yellow Box just works. As soon as we'd ported, the
>loadable bundles, frameworks,
> drag and drop, menus, inspector panels, everything just worked. The
>menus haven't been redone to be
> NT-style (so they still have a "Quit" at the top level), but they still
>work. This is not just wussy demo
> app -- OmniWeb starts up twelve threads to do the processing stages of
>the pipelines it builds to the
> screen, with each network fetch and rendering task using a different
>thread so the main thread is never
> blocked. It uses the full NSText system, and in fact we've been told it
>already magically works with
> Japanese EUC and Shift-JIS pages (we didn't have to do any extra work to
>support them, since the
> NSText system uses Unicode).
> Mind you, we haven't completely tested the app (since we just got it
>working tonight), and we aren't
> committing to releasing anything under NT or 95, but we think this is a
>pretty cool demonstration that
> you can use the most advanced development environment in the world and
>still deploy on the least
> advanced deployment environment.


Nobody really cared if Apple tanked it,
but now if Apple tanks it, it also tanks NeXT,
and we're going to do everything in our power
to make sure that doesn't happen. ... anonymous NeXT employee

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