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Well fuuuuuuuu. I guess that's it folks. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19966135

10:18 PM ‐ May. 20, 2019

You can take this a few different ways. First, Marzipan is a bad effort because parts of AppKit literally CANNOT be replicated/re-implemented. Thus AppKit lives forever.

10:20 PM ‐ May. 20, 2019

Alternatively, that perhaps AppKit really is dead and that Marzipan and Electron are the only way forward.

10:20 PM ‐ May. 20, 2019

Either way, this is a huge blow to the Mac as a platform. They aren't updating and improving it because they literally can't.

10:20 PM ‐ May. 20, 2019

Perhaps Marzipan isn’t just a cheap way to get apps on to MacOS. Perhaps it’s literally the only way forward for Apple, by threat of death.

10:22 PM ‐ May. 20, 2019

Marzipan - I didn't see it before but maybe it really is the end of the line for AppKit. There's a lot more riding on this than I thought. Who knows what the institutional knowledge of it is any more?

12:09 AM ‐ May. 20, 2019

I'm suspicious that we'll get 1:1 parity btwn capabilities of AppKit & UIKit, but agreed that it is likely just the future at this point. Things will be irretrievably lost. For better or worse.

12:10 AM ‐ May. 20, 2019