|This is the public Open Source distribution of Apple, Inc.'s
|CoreFoundation framework, sometimes known as "CF-lite"
|because it does not contain every facility available from the
|CoreFoundation framework in Mac OS X. This distribution is
|refered to as Open CF-lite to distinguish it from the official
|Apple release, and to reflect the Open Source nature of this
|This CoreFoundation corresponds to the Mac OS X 10.5.6 version
|of CF (CF-476.17)
|This distribution differs from the official Apple, Inc. release
|in that it is known to build and run on Mac OS X, Windows, and
|Linux. It would probably be trivial to port to most other
|POSIX-based environments (volunteers welcome!)
|The goal of this port is to provide a feature-compatible, cross
|platform version of the official CoreFoundation framework. In
|general, we do not propose extending functionality beyond the
|official Apple release so that this project can serve as a
|To repeat Apple's statement:
|--- What Apple is NOT interested in, with CF-lite:
|* Everybody's little convenience methods. Just because
| "everybody has to write their own", it does not
| follow immediately that it is a good idea to add it
| to the system libraries. It is not a goal of CF to
| be a "Swiss Army Knife"; that just increases the
| size of the binaries, and the documentation and
| maintenance burden. Functions to reverse a string
| or merge two arrays by taking alternate elements
| from the two arrays are not compelling.
|The current release is known to work on Windows at a sufficient
|level to run the WebKit infrastructure.
|Support is available from the discussion groups at http://opencflite.sf.net.
|Brent Fulgham <email@example.com>
|Grant Erickson <firstname.lastname@example.org>