news of 2005-03-17

Apple updates iWork

Pages to 1.0.1 and Keynote to 2.0.1. According to the release notes, the updates fix bugs, so no features are added in this release. Both updates come in at more than 20 MB, because they're really replacements, not just patches. This probably doesn't mean that this much has changed, though.

[ written by fryke™ on 2005-03-17 at 23:03 CET ]
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Tiger: Not in April (, please)...

So TS and other rumour sites went ahead and posted something about Tiger in April. Early April. 1st they said. Or the 15th. Or whenever in April. But while we'd all _like_ Tiger to appear so early, the recent betas of Tiger just aren't ready for consumption yet. Sure, the UI feels polished in most places, but does not in others. Some features aren't finished yet, quite simply, and a PowerBook or iBook that wakes from sleep but hangs (a mentioned bug in 8A414) just ain't a Tiger PowerBook or iBook, is it. Development on Tiger does move forward, and 8A414 looks like a Final Candidate phase isn't very far any more, but there are too many little and big things to be fixed until a Golden Master can be declared. Too many to grant a release in April. And clearly: Where's the rush? In June 2004 at WWDC, Steve Jobs made it clear that Tiger would arrive in the "first half of 2005" rather than at the end of 2004 (as Jaguar and Panther's releases would have suggested before Apple announced a slower frequency of OS upgrades). And we all know that this could mean WWDC 2005 or even the 30th of June. And that only if Apple holds the promise of WWDC 2004. (We do remember WWDC 2003's promise of 3 GHz G5's in Summer 2004, right?) So: If Apple considers Tiger "about ready" in April, we recommend more testing. Panther fried FW drives (well, lost data on them) when it was considered final. We don't want anything bad like that happen with 10.4.0, so Apple: Take your time...

[ written by fryke™ on 2005-03-17 at 09:16 CET ]
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Tiger 8A414 seeded

Apple has seeded build 8A414 of Tiger. More information later, when first installation reports drop in.

[ written by fryke™ on 2005-03-17 at 00:30 CET ]
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