Darling project aims to get OS X apps working on Linux

A new open source project called Darling has been launched, which aims to get Mac OS X apps working on PCs running Linux.

The project mirrors a much older project, called Wine, which has succeeded in getting a range of Windows apps working on desktop PCs using the Linux operating system.

According to Phoronix, the aim is to build on code from GNUStep, an open-source implementation of Apple’s Objective C programming language and libraries to allow an x86 PC, with lead developer Luboš Doležel working on the project as a PhD thesis research project.

While Apple’s iOS platform is based on OS X, because iOS devices are based on ARM CPUs rather than x86 CPUs, compatibility with iOS is currently beyond the scope of the program.


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