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OS X 10.5 "Leopard"

muzikool

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#1
A press release has been issued stating that Steve Jobs will be previewing Apple's next OS release, 10.5 "Leopard", at the World Wide Developer's Conference on August 7th. Leopard is expected to be released near the end of 2006 or the beginning of 2007.

Confirmed Features

Possible Features
  • A redesigned Finder with expanded use of Spotlight.
  • Virtualization software.
  • Collaborative editing tools.
  • OS-level integration of a geographical mapping technology.
  • Resolution independence (changing the effective screen resolution).
  • Quartz 2D Extreme activated by default (Quartz 2D Extreme was introduced in early Panther builds and the 2004 WWDC developer sessions said it would be activated in 10.3.0. However it wasn't, and when manually invoked with Quartz Debug there are visual artifacts which prevent it being useful.
    (Added on 6/29)
  • iChat 4.0 to include the capability to call traditional phones
  • More transparency
  • Dashboard speed improvements
  • Solid metal (iTunes 5+) theme throughout the user interface
  • Tabbed iChat and whiteboarding
  • Remote control access (VNC-like)
  • Finder enhancements, including increased Spotlight integration
    (Added on 8/03)
  • Virtual Desktops
  • Improved file syncing
  • Improved Spotlight
 
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X-Istence

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#7
A tabber Finder. If this is a pre-release I am sorry to say, but it still does not really look like Finder was re-created. It has practically been the same since the early Mac OS's. I was really hoping for something revolutionary coming from Apple.
 
#8
you cant be too revolutionary or people won't "get" it. They might have an end result in mind for finder which requires getting there in stages as they slowly migrate the paradigms the user works in
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#9
*fake dance*

Until I see the presentation at WWDC06 (Or have an early leak running on my iBook :p), everything I see will be deemed fake, there's far too many fake screenshots and video(s) around at the moment for any of them to be taken seriously.
 

muzikool

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#12
With WWDC 2006 coming up next week, there are some more reports on Leopard features.

From macosXrumors:

Among the biggest revelations of these recent reports is that virtual desktops are finally arriving on Mac OS X, allowing users to arrange their windows in a much larger workspace than currently.

Another important improvement on Leopard is file syncing. The .Mac-based file syncing is now account-wide and not only for contacts, mail, calendars and keychains as it is the case on Tiger. Sources also told us that syncing has its own API, allowing any developer to implement .Mac file syncing in its software very easily.

Sources could not confirm our reports from last year of a totally revamped Finder. However, they claimed that Spotlight performance has been significantly improved and that the whole system’s look and feel now fits better with iLife ‘06.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#13
Remote control access is already built in to the operating system, as is a VNC server.

Might also be worth noting that the Growl developers are holding of releasing their next version until after WWDC, due speculation of a notification system being built into 10.5. :)
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#15
The devs have said they will simply re-direct all Growl notifications to the new in-built system if that was to happen.

I don't want an in-built system, I like Growl too much, the open source nature gives people more control over adding features, an Apple implementation wouldn't be as expandable. However it wouldn't be the first time Apple has copied one of it's developers (Think Konfabulator).

Same applies with virtual desktops, I don't think these guys will be happy: http://virtuedesktops.info/
 
#16
I really like the growl notifications, I hope apple arent too "ours is the best" and make it so that we cant use our growl themer-thinger-ators with theirs
 

muzikool

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#17
PowerPage.org has all sorts of what looks to be solid information about Leopard's feature-set. There are a lot of details and some screenshots to be viewed there, so I'll just sum-up the features here.

Spotlight 2.0
Dashboard 2.0
Safari 3.0
iChat 4.0
Automator 2.0
QuickTime 7.2
Mail 3.0
iCal 3.0
Address Book 5.0
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#19
PowerPage.org has all sorts of what looks to be solid information about Leopard's feature-set. There are a lot of details and some screenshots to be viewed there, so I'll just sum-up the features here.

Spotlight 2.0
Dashboard 2.0
Safari 3.0
iChat 4.0
Automator 2.0
QuickTime 7.2
Mail 3.0
iCal 3.0
Address Book 5.0
They have screenshots though... where on earth would they get hold of the Leopard Preview DVD?

The feature list being leaked I can agree with, though I won't believe it until I see it up on stage (or a Leopard Preview DVD finds it's way to my iBook ;))
 

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