“New life has been breathed into a project to make Apple OS X programs run on Linux-based operating systems,” Nick Heath reports for CNET.
“The Darling project is beginning to see new activity on GitHub after months of dormancy and the website has moved to a new address DarlingHQ.org,” Heath reports. “Similar to how Wine allows Windows applications to run on Linux OS the Darling project is trying to build a software compatibility layer to run OS X apps. The Darling translation layer can currently run a number of OS X console tools and applications, such as Midnight Commander [a visual file manager], and some simple GUI applications with the help of the GNUstep project.”
Heath reports, “Currently Darling won’t run many OS X apps, as the lead developer Luboš Doležel puts it on the project website ‘there is a lot of work ahead of us, but not so much to have usable results.'”
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