Saturday, August 12, 2006

Shamelessly late WWDC 2006 post

Well, better late than never, right?

WWDC 2006 is over and overall I think it was good for developers. Face it, Apple developers have to have a strong stomach when faced with the kind of changes Apple throws their way. From the 68K to PowerPC, from MacOS 9 to MacOS X, from PowerPC to Intel (which also means from CodeWarrior, et al. to Xcode) Apple Developers always seem to be in some sort of state of change or transition. Here are the best Unix related tidbits I could gather.

The most obvious is Apple's adoption of DTrace into its upcoming Xcode 3.0 developer tools via a new application called Xray. Right now, information on Xcode 3.0 is sparse at best. As more information makes it into the public domain I will keep you informed. Believe me though, inclusion of DTrace is a Good Thing™.

The other Unix related item was speculation that one of the major new features in the upcoming Leopard called Time Machine might include the much talked about ZFS file system from Sun. Although the speculation proved to be wrong, I hope that Apple is looking seriously at what ZFS can do as OS X moves forward.

Well, thats all for now. More to come...


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