This page serves as a list of ideas where to start hacking in Darling.
- Full BSD system call support.
- Improve the darling-mach kernel module’s support for Mach IPC.
- Core Audio implementation. The most critical areas are the CoreAudio, AudioToolbox, AudioUnit frameworks. The initial aim is to just have the sound working. It is not necessary to have a full implementation with all the magic it can do on OS X. mpg123 for OS X can be used for testing.
- Input device support in IOKit for “direct input” support in games.
- CoreVideo and OpenGL framework implementation to get OpenGL apps working.
- Extend the current CoreServices implementation. For example to cover more File Manager functionality etc.
- Anything else from the issue tracker…
Since the most painful area is still the missing Cocoa implementation, hackers are welcome to explore the following possibility:
- Implement AppKit from scratch on top of an existing Linux GUI framework (prefferably Qt 5) with OS X ABI compatibility as the foremost aim.
- Integrate Qt into NSRunLoop via QAbstractEventDispatcher. QtMotifExtension serves as an example of how this can be achieved.
- Implement NSApplication.
- Analyze Core Animation to see how to fit it into Qt. MUST be done before the following.
- Implement the fundamental classes: NSEvent, NSView, NSWindow, NSCell, NSControl, …
- Implement NS* widget classes in Qt Quick and QML.
- Implement Carbon basics around Qt as well. Why? Because most “big” games for OS X still use Carbon.