…to Linux. Why?
Because David Hyatt’s weblog has recently confirmed that (a.) they’ve got XML ‘limping along’ in Safari, and that (b.) the intention is to eventually wrap WebCore into a WebKit framework that implements another flavour of NSView. This is a problem because it makes the process of building webby XMLish Cocoa apps pretty much drag&drop in Interface Builder.
It’s a problem for me because for months I’ve been toying with the idea of building an integrated TV series production/scripting system, dubbed ‘ShowFlow,’ since Word is simply the wrong tool for the job. By my reckoning, I’ll run out of excuses for not at least lashing together a test mockup around about June.
One of the components I badly needed has recently been done, in the form of BitFlux, an open-source WYSIWYG XML editor. Hopefully it won’t work in Safari, otherwise I’m going to have to switch to Mandrake. With a bit of luck they’ll go under, leaving me an OS orphan on a platform I’m never going to get my head around programming. Cool.