Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2017 08:46 UTC
Mac OS X

Apple has released macOS High Sierra.

macOS High Sierra is designed to improve on the previous macOS Sierra operating system with some major under-the-hood upgrades and a handful of outward-facing changes.

Apple File System (APFS), a file system designed for solid state drives, is the new default for these drives in macOS High Sierra. APFS is safe, secure, and optimized for modern storage systems. It features native encryption, safe document saves, stable snapshots, and crash protection, plus it brings performance improvements.

An interesting new feature in high Sierra that was only recently unveiled: the new version of macOS checks your Mac's firmware against Apple's own database once a week to see if it's been tampered with.

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RE: #peakbugs
by wigry on Wed 27th Sep 2017 18:14 UTC in reply to "#peakbugs"
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And iOS 11 isn't any better. Been in contact with Apple technical engineering team to discuss the pile of crap that SceneKit has turned into. The embedded 3D engine used to work reliably on iOS 8, 9 and 10. However in 11 lots of things broke. first the model conversion tool in XCode reports strange errors about missing bones on model that has been OK so far. Second SceneKit fails to animate models where bone names contain dot (.). Further more, the latest conversion tool creates model that SceneKit in iOS 9 fails to render properly. It all used to be working but now I have no idea what Apple is up to, but the quality is surprisingly terrible. If anything can explain the state of things, it is the little notification in "whats new in SceneKit" video where it has been mentioned, that the "skeleton evaluation logic has been considerable reworked". I can see that!

Edited 2017-09-27 18:18 UTC

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