Home > macOS > Panther Preview; Path Finder 3 Released Panther Preview; Path Finder 3 Released Eugenia Loli 2003-09-25 macOS 18 Comments BlogD features a preview article of the upcoming Mac OS X Panther 10.3. Elsewhere, PathFinder 3.0 was released. PathFinder is a very interesting and innovative alternative to OSX Finder file manager. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 18 Comments 2003-09-25 6:22 pm Wow …..I’m excited to install this bad boy. The features look solid and the price isn’t that bad. I hope it’s gonna be released soon. ———————— http://www.sideliners.ca 2003-09-25 6:28 pm I think I will give PathFinder a try at my earliest opportunity, as it looks as if it will work with Cocoa Gestures. Now if only it had kqueue support… 2003-09-25 6:33 pm I have missed the nice zip feature that windows has when I use my mac, and the right click having a toast option is realy nice as well…..I hope that you have the option to save a file to a cd-rw as well….mabye built in UDF packet writing? 2003-09-25 6:39 pm I like the sound of the networking option, however, it just seems to good to be true. I would love it if it worked that seemlessly (search the network for any computer and return a list of computers, then connect to them) most definatly the most plug and play networking available anywhere. I will have to see it to believe it though. 2003-09-25 6:57 pm Last time I used Jaguar, I remember it didn’t support (or didn’t seem to support) multi-session CD-R writing. I burned one file to a disk using the finder, then tried to burn another to it later and it wouldn’t let me. Anyone using Panther know if the CD burning support is better? 2003-09-25 6:57 pm Man, it sucks being restrained by x86 2003-09-25 7:10 pm umm, no one said that you could not buy a mac. get an eMac or an iBook. 2003-09-25 7:30 pm Well, I ment that my financial resources aren’t that vast… I’m just a poor student in the Netherlands… 2003-09-25 8:30 pm But then again, it is way cooler than Windows Home version, and costs less than a third of what Microsoft charges, so one cannot complain too much. Now this is just BS. When did MS release windows xp home? in 2001. And you got it with your computer most likely. Or if you didn’t it be 199 dollars to buy a full version. When’s the next upgrade going to be? Maybe in 2005 with longhorn. Apple has continually released a new OS every year since 2001 charging you maybe at the time a cheaper price but if you get the latest upgrade each time you end up paying more money in the end. They use to release a new OS every 6 months and are now trying to get away with it by doing it yearly instead of every 6 months. Apple still is more expensive then a PC, don’t try and hide that little known fact. 2003-09-25 9:01 pm Well, until then, why don’t you try putting stuffit’s DropZip on the dock. Just drag a folder or some files on it and whammo — you have an archive that PC folks can use. I’ll bet toast or some other burning software supports dropping on the dock icon as well. Believe it or not, the dock is your friend! (I used to hate it 2003-09-25 9:08 pm They use to release a new OS every 6 months and are now trying to get away with it by doing it yearly instead of every 6 months. Oh, really? When did they release a new OS (which they charged for) every 6 months? The first update 10.1 was free (or $20 for shipping if wanted it sent to you), then 10.2 was $129. Apple has continually released a new OS every year since 2001 charging you maybe at the time a cheaper price but if you get the latest upgrade each time you end up paying more money in the end. So since Windows XP came out in 2001, you use that as an argument for Wintel machines being cheaper? That’s like saying: “I don’t buy fresh bread every day, only every third day, so that makes my bakery cheaper then yours”. Where is the logic in that? I love it that Apple keeps creating a new OS every 12 months or so (Panther will probably be 16 months after Jaguar). If you don’t want it, don’t buy it. Most applications will run in 10.2 just fine for a long time. The foundation kits are not that different… 2003-09-25 9:13 pm I’m also a (poor) student in the Netherlands and I own an iBook! The iBook is relatively cheap, just sell some pc stuff and save some money, it’s worth it. Soon i’m gonna graduate after I got work I’ll probably start saving for a G5… Greets Tristan 2003-09-25 10:12 pm What is kqueue? I really want to know. 2003-09-25 10:14 pm ” Last time I used Jaguar, I remember it didn’t support (or didn’t seem to support) multi-session CD-R writing. I burned one file to a disk using the finder, then tried to burn another to it later and it wouldn’t let me. Anyone using Panther know if the CD burning support is better? ” Shawna, DiskCopy supports multi-session burning in 10.2. It’s a bit cumbersome but it can be done. 2003-09-25 10:15 pm is a really slick file manager, way more robust than Finder, and adds a lot of features I was looking for (like the shelf thing that will also be seen in Finder for 10.3). 2003-09-25 10:19 pm Me too. Macs cost a little more than I’d rather pay, but I want one so bad. So, I’m saving up now to get one (hopefully for Xmas). Wife wants a laptop, but I want an imac. However, a G3 won’t suit my needs, so we’ll probably be shelling out the money for a TiBook. 2003-09-26 1:02 am You can do multisession CD burning in Jaguar. Follow this link and look for “Hint 11-17: Burning a Multisession CD” http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/06/03/macosxhints.html 2003-09-26 7:24 am It’s a mechanism that allows you to monitor kernel events, in this particular case you’d be monitoring VFS operations, which would allow you to be notified immediately when something changes in the filesystem, i.e. a file gets added/removed/renamed. This allows the file manager to immediately know when something has changed and update accordingly, without any kind of delay or “refresh” needed.