Does MAC version of iTunes work on FreeBSD?

Chad Perrin perrin at
Wed Nov 17 18:46:50 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 03:10:24PM +0000, Bruce Cran wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:26:21 -0500
> Nathan Vidican <nathan at> wrote:
> > No. The Mac version of iTunes depends on the Cocoa application
> > framework, which is a set of Objective C objects that, as far as I am
> > aware of, has no compatible framework under FreeBSD.
> The only vaguely compatible framework is GNUstep, which has at least
> partial support for the Cocoa APIs. Apparently it would be best to start
> with GNUstep and move an application to OS X though since there are so
> many features from MacOS that aren't implemented. Note that this is
> completely separate from binary compatibility: as far as I know
> nobody's working on Mach-O compatbility on FreeBSD so applications
> would need to be recompiled.

There's also Cocotron:

I've never used it, though, so I have no idea what level of compatibility
it offers, and it appears to be mostly focused on MS Windows platforms
right now.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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