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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timing
by mikesum32 on Tue 8th Aug 2006 07:02 UTC
mikesum32
Member since:
2005-10-22

I don't want to start any conspiracy theories, but does anyone else find the timing of this odd?

Right after opendarwin dies, suddenly Apple releases the source.


from the article
"Several changes were made in order to publish the kernel (xnu) sources. As a result, the kernel built from these sources differs from the one found in the 10.4.7 software update. In order to accommodate these changes, several kernel extensions were also modified and must be downloaded and installed in order to run a kernel built from these sources on Mac OS X 10.4.7 for Intel."

Is this just Rosetta ? Anything else?

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RE: timing
by Tuishimi on Tue 8th Aug 2006 07:07 in reply to "timing"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Heh. Whatever it is/was, I am guessing it was somewhat well planned, given they seem to like to control their destiny with a heavy rudder.

Hmmm, did that analogy make sense?

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RE: timing
by snowbender on Tue 8th Aug 2006 09:57 in reply to "timing"
snowbender Member since:
2006-05-04

I don't want to start any conspiracy theories, but does anyone else find the timing of this odd?

Right after opendarwin dies, suddenly Apple releases the source.


I don't think the timing is odd at all. Currently WWDC06 is going on. Apple didn't announce anything really surprising during Jobs' keynote, I believe there's only the new MacPro, which was to be expected, and the Leopard preview, but no other new products. So, they probably have saved up those things for now.

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RE[2]: timing
by mallard on Tue 8th Aug 2006 13:35 in reply to "timing"
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

>from the article
>"Several changes were made in order to publish the
>kernel (xnu) sources. As a result, the kernel built from
>these sources differs from the one found in the 10.4.7
>software update. In order to accommodate these changes,
>several kernel extensions were also modified and must be
>downloaded and installed in order to run a kernel built
>from these sources on Mac OS X 10.4.7 for Intel."

>Is this just Rosetta ? Anything else?

From http://kernel.macosforge.org/intel-build-instructions.html

The open source kernel for Mac OS X for Intel is based on the kernel for 64-bit Mac Pro computers. On these machines, the kernel sources should work AS IS, however on Macintosh computers with 32-bit Intel processors, you must also install several updated kernel extensions.

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