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.

2 comments:

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)