news of 2003-11-29

No news about 10.3.2

We were expecting another build of Mac OS X 10.3.2 last night, but alas, Apple seems to be gathering more feedback about 7D15 right now. As mentioned before, Apple probably doesn't want to rush this first 'real' update to Panther (it's currently 34.1 MB in size, much more than the bug fix release of 10.3.1). Yet, Apple pressed its ADC Select and Premier members to give feedback fast - a thing we haven't seen for the past two years in Mac OS X beta releases. Our sources within Apple sadly don't know much more about the schedule for the update, but expect a new beta seed soon that will - hopefully - address all the issues with 7D15 (and 10.3.1 for that matter) correctly, without bringing new issues along.
Another seed early next week could lead to a download for users at the end of the week.

[ written by fryke™ on 2003-11-29 at 19:02 CET ]
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Cleaner does REAL in Classic - with a trick

A friend wrote in with the following steps that actually let you create REAL files with Cleaner 6 in Mac OS X (using Classic):

1.) Startup Classic
2.) Go to 'Cleaner 6' in Finder and search its package contents (contextual menu) for 'Contents/MacOS/cleaner'
3.) Start that application and create REAL files.

Discreet's REAL encoder for Mac OS X is still in development. Three years after Mac OS X 10.0.

[ written by fryke™ on 2003-11-29 at 16:58 CET ]
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OmniWeb 5 SneakyPeek by year's end

An OmniGroup engineer 'promised' that we'd see news (and some downloadable) of OmniWeb 5 by year's end. With version 4.5, OmniWeb moved to WebCore. Version 5 is expected to definitely move to WebKit, i.e. its engine will be updated along with Apple's Safari (and HTML help, Mail etc.). The version is said to bring various new interface enhancements, for example "something like tabs" - but different. We'll inform you about progress as we get more information.

[ written by fryke™ on 2003-11-29 at 13:40 CET ]
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G5 firmware update?

ThinkSecret says Apple is preparing a G5 firmware update. Not much more information available. Previously expected release date: November. Now it seems, this has been delayed, if ThinkSecret's sources are right.

[ written by fryke™ on 2003-11-29 at 00:01 CET ]
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