Originally posted by emig647
Yes things developers care about will be announced. But why would a movie store matter?
Get what I'm saying? They need to talk about SOMETHING that is about development. IE XCode... Kormac didn't even mention XCode.
QuickTime is of especially keen interest to developers, and if anything, a new, overhauled QuickTime would bring more cheers than a new Xcode. There are alternatives to Xcode, but currently QuickTime is the only game around and it's an understatement to say that dealing with it is... unpleasant.
But QT is much more than a developer's tool. Yes, developers will care about it. But the difference between QT and Xcode is that Xcode is merely a tool; QT is a platform
. It's a platform that can be deployed across various operating systems, and any number of devices. A Java-enabled QT can only make this more true. Consider the newest foothold Linux has gained: Smartphones, which overwhelmingly run Java as well. A QT which runs quick and lean on OS X, Windows XP, Linux, smartphones, cameras, etc. is rich with long-term implications in a way that no other Apple technology can claim. This is even more true when you consider that MS has been weakest in challenging QuickTime, and also in moving into the handheld space.
Fortunately, Apple has one team on Xcode and another on QT, so it's not going to be one or the other. Also, an all-new QT will necessarily go through a long beta phase, and it might even require revisions at the kernel level, whereas a new Xcode could be released at WWDC. (And personally, I hope so, because I've stuck with Project Builder up to this point: I've been waiting for Xcode to stop being so flaky.)