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How Marzipan could help usher in ARM Macs

Acorn developer Gus Mueller picks up on a thread Jason and Myke discussed on Upgrade this week, vis a vis Marzipan:

Well, what if [Apple] made it easier for other apps to possibly take their place or at least fill in the gaps until the giants can ship something? Where can we find a billion other developers that already have a codebase that’s ready to be compiled on another architecture, because they don’t have decades of legacy code to clean up?

I’ve been wondering if developers who already maintain Mac and iOS version of their apps (Tweetbot, Reeder, etc.) might eventually deprecate their AppKit (traditional Mac) versions in favor of UIKit (the new iOS-on-Mac functionality) versions. Gus’s theory is one reason that might be particularly enticing to them.