Any ideas about iOS 5? Will it bring widgets and other homescreen gimmicks? iOS looks really stale these days.
What's "stale" to one, is "stable" to another.
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I'll keep those in mind if I am ever wondering what Apple is doing next. I have considered picking up a Mac (except that a /Libraries directory is about ridiculous) but eh, maybe some day. I'm still not sold that OSX>Linux yet. This is especially true now that Linux has the new global language front end tool, whose name escapes me. I can say I admire how OSX handles language integration, and I am jealous that Linux doesn't have a solution nearly as hot.
Awesome. Trep must have Jobs' ear. He knows so much Apple hasn't even announced yet.
But what-if scenarios are so much fun!
Seriously, they maintained backwards compatibility between -everything- (/bin, /etc, /dev, /usr, /tmp, /var) except shared libraries, arguably the most important part. It isn't just a "check for /Library over /lib" issue, they changed directory permissions and software logic controls, yet... they get to wear the flag of being compliant, when anyone who has developed for their OS (not apps for their products, OS level communications tools, stack management tools, etc) will likely mention that it really isn't, what with all these weird behaviors. I know that POSIX compliance is about a lot more than directories, but it just personally bugs me about the change to /Library being just to stick it to people, having no real academic advantage other than to be different.
WWDC 2011 sold out in half a day. Even Their speeches sell out.
Apple is a genius company. They should have an Apple class in any Business university program.
Last edited by RJ45; 2nd June 2011 at 07:46.
/Library is there because it's human readable and understandable. That's all. It's also there because it contains a lot of contents that is specifically OS X custom. That's all.
Contrary to popular geek belief, Apple doesn't care about being out to screw with people.
No, that is what /lib is for. Shared libraries. /Library also holds shared Libraries, exact same function. OSX specific stuff goes in /System. I'm not trying to demonize Apple, but it still seems like a pointless, and fruitless change.
Well. It's been confirmed.
---Update---Apple CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software — Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.
Our time that's like Monday at Midnight, so Tuesday morning we'll know.