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June 12, 2007

WWDC Bummer Roundup

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So yesterday was a SteveNote out in San Fran. Here's the gist - Leopard still looks pretty cool, but it won't blow your mind. There still isn't a way to develop for the iPhone (though they're very proud of the fact that you can make webpages for it), and that's about it.

Safari 3 beta is pretty slick, though I don't fully understand the logic behind the Windows release - perhaps as an iPhone development environment? It is a hell of a lot faster though, especially in pages that are obscenely heavy in javascript and dhtml stuff. The Media Mill "custom" layout is far more usable, even on slower machines.

MacRumors has confirmation that the iPhone won't ship with Flash support, which is quite a bummer. One hopes they'll still move this direction, particularly if there is user outcry. The web is a lot more useful when you can load Flash content.

MacRumors is also saying that ZFS won't ship in Leopard, and certainly not as "the filesystem." Sun's Jonathan Schwartz said last week that ZFS was going to be the future of OSX. One hopes that this isn't a case of a major project being "Steved" ...

Hopefully more good comes out of WWDC for the developers that are out there. For those of us watching from the sidelines though, it's been a bit of a disappointment.

Posted by at June 12, 2007 9:03 AM | Opinions

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I'm pretty shure underneath TimeMachine there's ZFS. It just makes no sense to develop one more file system similar to ZFS (full backup, snapshots mentioned in keynote/seen in Leopard preview in apple site).

Posted by: ampatspell at June 12, 2007 9:46 AM

Afraid not - at least not in the leopard betas up till now. They just use HFS+ like you'd expect...

Posted by: Colin McFadden at June 12, 2007 9:49 AM

"ZFS would be available as a limited option, but not as the default file system." -- http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/12/1521254&from=rss
Yeey! Looking forward using ZFS in place of RAID5.

Posted by: ampatspell at June 12, 2007 3:24 PM