Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 22:32 UTC, submitted by Radio
Mac OS X "No surprise that Apple's new Mac App Store has a similar set of rules and regulations as the iPhone App Store, and we just got the full list. There's nothing here that's too different from the iPhone review guidelines, but it all seems terribly odd when applied to a regular computer, and some of the more restrictive policies have already drawn ire from developers like Mozilla's Director of Firefox Mike Beltzner, who says the restriction against beta code won't work well with the Mozilla 'open beta' development process."
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No runtimes again?
by vtolkov on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 00:35 UTC
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> Apps that use deprecated or optionally installed technologies (e.g., Java, Rosetta) will be rejected.
Does this mean "no runtimes" again? What about Tex? What about Python, Ruby or Perl? And no Flash, I guess.

It looks like Apple consider "Apps are created for the Platform", instead of modest "Platform is created for Apps". It is already bad on iPad, but on a desktop it make it useless.

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