Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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RE[4]: Quicktime
by ephracis on Fri 17th Feb 2012 09:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Quicktime"
ephracis
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I was refering to MF. The best approach would be for them to support it as a backend and then ship MFTs.

The benefit users get is that there is just one entity (the OS) handling codecs, streams, just about anything media related. A single instance which developers can tap into (if Apple creates MFTs then I can use those as well), a single instance that needs updating, and so on.

However, I am not using MF in my application. So I am as much to blame here. But my reasons are: lack of documentation and lack of resources (I am one guy). If Apple (and others) would start using the native systems then we smaller developers could get going as well since a system grows with its userbase. More knowledge spreading around the interwebs and more docs from MS, making it a lot easier to use.

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