Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:14 UTC
Mac OS X "OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed 'Cabernet', will focus on various 'power-user' enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources. Unlike operating system updates such as OS X Leopard and OS X Lion, OS X 10.9 will likely not be an overhauled approach to how the operating system feels and functions." Features for power users and features from iOS? Seems like an oxymoron. Still, if they manage to finally fix the Finder and Spaces, I'll be happy.
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RE[3]: OpenGL & filesystem
by henderson101 on Tue 30th Apr 2013 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OpenGL & filesystem"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

If you mean HFS, it was designed in 1985 for the Macintosh - a single threaded OS at the time. The fact we are still using HFS is slightly perplexing, but it's not the exact same version as the 1985 vintage. HFS+ changed things quite a lot, and since then Apple have added case sensitivity and journalling (HFSX and HFSJ.) Yes, I think we'd all like something a little less tied to another age, but those that cry over HFS+ usually do so because of the bad memories of Classic Mac, rather than the fact that it is "fairly" stable and "pretty" reliable now.

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RE[4]: OpenGL & filesystem
by tylerdurden on Tue 30th Apr 2013 17:43 in reply to "RE[3]: OpenGL & filesystem"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

HFS+ is "reliable" because frankly, it doesn't do much. IMO it's kind of pathetic that a cash flushed tech company like Apple is so behind the curve when it comes to some fundamental computing technologies. Specially since they love to brand their desktop OS as "the most advanced OS in the world."

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RE[5]: OpenGL & filesystem
by henderson101 on Wed 1st May 2013 09:15 in reply to "RE[4]: OpenGL & filesystem"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Well, that's a pretty vague retort, if you don't mind me saying. What is it you expect is should be doing that it doesn't?

It journals, it has case sensitivity, it stores metadata (has the notion of forks), includes ACL's and UNIX permissions. It does tick a lot of boxes. Spotlight was also developed by a team containing Dominic Giampaolo, who was part of the engineering team that created the BFS for BeOS. Fairly sure he still works for Apple in the Filesystems division also.

But you obviously believe something is missing, and I'm genuinely intrigued as to what that is?

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