Monday, May 28, 2007

LINA portable applications

It's not released yet, but LINA looks like a really interesting project that enables you to run the same binaries on Linux, Windows, and Mac with native look and feel.


Larry Reid said...

Now all we have to do is port Suneido to Linux... :-)

andrew said...

Yeah, there's always a catch!

Being somewhat cynical, I wonder how well they can "map" GUI's. Native look and feel is not that simple an issue.

What if you use a control/widget that exists on one platform but not on another? Are you stuck with "lowest common denominator" or do they actually implement "missing" functionality on platforms? (like Java SWT)