An eWeek article notes that Apple Computer is reorganizing the OS 9 engineering effort, presumably re-assigning engineers to work on OSX-related projects. Also, a former head of OS Engineering at Apple will be moving to Apple’s Powerschool division.
Apple Folds In Mac OS 9 Engineering Group
2002-09-17 Apple 7 Comments
Goodbye OS 9! Some may miss you, but I certainly won’t.
Long live OS X!
After that little furneral to tell all the developers to shut down their OS9 divisions, why did Apple wait so long?
I agree about OS Classic should disappear, but there is a lot of people who has spend a lot of time learning this OS and could feel nostalgic.
Apple should not pressurize then.
The last thing the OS 9 team should do before being reassigned is to write an extension to control the speed of that freaking hair dryer they put inside the new “Turbowind” Macs so that booting into OS 9 to do a couple of things isn’t such a pain in the ass.
one last big classic upgrade in macosX to improve software compatibility, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. odd, MS, tho many hate them, have built a business around backwards compatibility(even from 9x to NT) yet it seems like i have heard many programs made for os9 won’t run in osX.
“In addition, Mac OS quality assurance—formerly a separate group within Serlet’s Platform Technologies group—will be moved under software engineering operations”
No good idea. No good idea at all.
Expect more buggy premature releases from Apple in the next few months.
I read somewhere that just resetting the firmware should help.