Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Aug 2006 06:02 UTC
Mac OS X Mac OS Forge, a new community site hosted by Apple, is being created to support WebKit and other open source projects focused on Mac OS X, especially those looking to transition from OpenDarwin.org. New buildable kernel sources for Intel-based Macs are posted there as well, finally answering the complaints from the community. Other than this, Xcode 3 now includes Sun's Dtrace.
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Design...
by jesu on Tue 8th Aug 2006 06:26 UTC
jesu
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2005-06-30

Design is quite meager, comming from Apple, I'd say.

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RE: Design...
by vikramsharma on Tue 8th Aug 2006 06:47 in reply to "Design..."
vikramsharma Member since:
2005-07-06

You are right, but it could also be percieved as minimalistic which to me and some others might be more useful than a flashy website.

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RE: Design...
by postmodern on Tue 8th Aug 2006 07:26 in reply to "Design..."
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2006-01-27

I'd say the design is quite good. What I interpret from the site is that it is a place of work, development, code and progress, not lickable buttons or other such window dressing. You get what you are looking at. The logo with the metal grill and the minimalist look drives home the 'realism' of development, in that the design succeeds.

Although some of their pages are missing a .css meta-link.

http://macosforge.org/subversion.html
http://bonjour.macosforge.org/sources.html
http://bonjour.macosforge.org/contact.html
http://kernel.macosforge.org/sources.html
http://kernel.macosforge.org/contact.html
http://launchd.macosforge.org/sources.html
http://launchd.macosforge.org/contact.html

I'm still a little confused on how this site is "dedicated to supporting the developer community surrounding open source components specific to Mac OS X" when it appears to just be a WordPress blog with Trac installed along-side. What other features does MacOSForge offer, did they really need to add the "Forge"? We shall see how the site progresses.

Edited 2006-08-08 07:39

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