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post #41 of 133
I don't like April 1st press releases... not that 10.4 is a laughing matter, but then again, computer geeks can have a strange sense of humor...
I really do hope the next big thing isn't just a piece of UI garnish
I really do hope the next big thing isn't just a piece of UI garnish
post #42 of 133
Beware!!!

Code:

**** THE PROOF THAT TIGER IS EVIL ****

T I G E R
84 73 71 69 82 - as ASCII values
3 1 8 6 1 - digits added
\\_/ \\_/ \\_/ \\_/ \\_/
3 1 8 6 1 - digits added

Thus, "TIGER" is 31861.

Subtract 97 from the number - this is the year Vesuvius erupted, written backwards. It gives 31764.

Add 0791 to it - this is the year IBM announced S/370, written backwards - you will get 32555.

Subtract 38, the symbol of slavery. The result will be 32517.

Add 1983, the year Microsoft introduced Windows 1.0 - the result is 34500.

Turn the number backwards, and add 1778 - the year Oliver Pollock invented '$', the symbol of
exploitation, suffering and injustice. The number is now 2321.

This, when read backwards, gives 1232. This is 666 in octal, the number of the Beast...

Evil, QED.

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post #43 of 133
What time do you guys think apple will release tiger if it is released on April 1st? Midnight, morning, afternoon
post #44 of 133
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Originally posted by Louzer
Yeah, when 10.3 came out, jumping in full bore was such a great idea! Unless you were stupid enough to turn on encrypting your home folder. Or you stupidly had firewire drives connected to your mac. Why would anyone jump right in with Apple's history of having such brutal bugs on the initial release.

The original poster basically was pointing out a sound strategy. Wait for the idiots, um, I mean the brave, er, 'early adopters' to install the new OS, find all the huge problems that are bound to be in there, and wait for them to be solved. No one's saying "If it ain't perfect, I'm not touching it!". But, you know, if you're going to offer a feature like File Vault, shouldn't you at least try to make sure it doesn't corrupt and destroy ALL your data???

Agreed, with one caveat. Not all early adopters are fools who rush in (you know the rest). The smart ones test on non-mission-critical systems with many redundant backups. They provide a service to the community (as well as to themselves). Watch places like macfixit for bug reports, and then commit or wait for a point release (though those, to be sure, have their share of bugs as well, and the advice above applies to them as well).
post #45 of 133
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Originally posted by melgross
You guys are thrilled, but I'm not. Bugs will have to wait for the point release. This is what I've been afraid of.

If you're the same melgross who reads and posts on arstechnica, wait a few weeks for the early adopters to try it out and find serious bugs. Actually, whether or not you're the same person, I'd suggest two sites to check during the days/weeks after the Tiger release:

1) arstechnica.com -- forums -- macintoshian achaia, and
2) www.macfixit.com.

Early adopters there will probably have reports out after a few days and you can decide whether any bugs found are critical for you.

Personally, I think you're right to be cautious. I well remember the Panther Firewire bug and I daily thank Dog it did not bite me. Some fanbois here would rather forget that one and just tell you "yippee! Install!" (Oops! You mean installing your brand spanking new OS just trashed my external hard drive? Thanks, Apple!)

Then after that you get to decide whether the Tiger bugs are worse than the Panther bugs, and proceed from there

Best of luck.
post #46 of 133
Quote:
Originally posted by Louzer
The original poster basically was pointing out a sound strategy. Wait for the idiots, um, I mean the brave, er, 'early adopters' to install the new OS

Some of us are developers, and cannot afford to be behind on OS updates, since we have to make sure our software works with them.

And I, for one, do not appreciate being called an idiot.
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post #47 of 133
I wonder when QT7 will be released standalone (for 10.3 and Windows)? Seeing as Tiger is now Golden Master now.
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post #48 of 133
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Originally posted by CharlesS
Some of us are developers, and cannot afford to be behind on OS updates, since we have to make sure our software works with them.

And I, for one, do not appreciate being called an idiot.

Charles, see my 2 posts above. A lot of The Rest Of Us (who read macfixit and the like) do apprecate the services early adopters provide -- by choice or by necessity. Presumably, given that your business depends on it, you're smart about how you update, backup, etc.

I am one of those who can afford *not* to live on the bleeding edge, so I wait to upgrade. Data safety/integrity and a functional system are more important to me than the latest and greatest. Obviously developers have a different set of needs and concerns. Your concerns are valid for your business. My concerns (and melgross's) are valid for ours.

There are some on this board, though, who seem to advocate a happy-go-lucky approach for All Of Us. "Just buy it and install it! Everything will be fine! It will always have bugs anyway! Don't worry, be happy!" Presumably you are not one of them.
post #49 of 133
I pre-ordered Tiger from Amazon with the free "Super Saver Shipping", which means it will arrive at least a week after it is released. Which in turn means that I'll have at least a week to watch online forums to see what bugs come up and decide if I want to install it right away or wait for an update.

So why order it now if I might not install it for several weeks after I receive it? Because Amazon is offering a $35 rebate. If you know you're going to upgrade to Tiger eventually, you might as well take advantage of the rebate offer. Panther still retails for $129, so I doubt the price of Tiger will drop anytime in the next year (or ever).
post #50 of 133
Quote:
Originally posted by Qo'noS
If you're the same melgross who reads and posts on arstechnica, wait a few weeks for the early adopters to try it out and find serious bugs. Actually, whether or not you're the same person, I'd suggest two sites to check during the days/weeks after the Tiger release:

1) arstechnica.com -- forums -- macintoshian achaia, and
2) www.macfixit.com.

Early adopters there will probably have reports out after a few days and you can decide whether any bugs found are critical for you.

Personally, I think you're right to be cautious. I well remember the Panther Firewire bug and I daily thank Dog it did not bite me. Some fanbois here would rather forget that one and just tell you "yippee! Install!" (Oops! You mean installing your brand spanking new OS just trashed my external hard drive? Thanks, Apple!)

Then after that you get to decide whether the Tiger bugs are worse than the Panther bugs, and proceed from there

Best of luck.

It's difficult to decide to whom I should reply, so I've picked you, since you seem to know my posts elsewhere. A lot of my post is speaking in general, so don't get upset at some things I might say. You'll know what I mean.

Yes, I am somewhat cautious. I am also a beta tester, so I know the pitfalls.

I owned a commercial Photo lab here in NYC, and have owned almost every piece of imaging, editing, graphics, 3D, and publishing software ever written. I still do. My upgrades cost over $9,000 a year.

I'm quite familiar with bugs, thank you. I kept a machine at work just for the purpose of testing new software. I still do that at home. As I mentioned at the other Insider thread dealing with this issue, I have already ordered the upgrade, and will apply it as soon as it comes in. But only on that one machine.

If you are an enthusiast, and do nothing of importance on your machine, then by all means, apply it right away.

I report bugs to several sites on a regular basis, Macfixit is one of them, Macintouch is another, Apple_Xnet is another etc.

I'm upset not because Apple hasn't fixed ALL of the bugs, that would be a ridiculous thing to expect. The head of OS development at MS said that XP had 68,000 KNOWN bugs upon release, so we can be happy if 10.4 only has hundreds.

What upsets me is that introducing it now is unnecessary. No one expected it now. Everyone (even here) expected it at the Dev. conf. They have come out with new software before that depended upon an upgrade to the OS that wasn't out yet. FCP is one of those.

The conf. is two months away. A short time to wait, but a long time to enable the clearing out more bugs, and stabilizing some shaky features. Possibly that one feature that didn't quite make it could have been included.

You do realize that there are thousands of folders in X. Apple, and even the FreeBSD team doesn't know what all of them do. Some of the code is from the "60's. If they remove it, some things don't work, but they don't know why. Tracing those four or five lines could take a couple of programmers a couple of months. Multiply that by a thousand or so, and you can see why every extra day they have is a blessing.

I know you think that I'm overdoing it, but I'm not. If you knew this from the inside as I do, you would understand.

Remember even a security update causes problems in seemingly unrelated areas. Apple should worry less about secrecy and spread the testing program out to ten or even fifty times as many testers. They would catch more.

In the other thread, some idiot claimed to be a beta tester and said that he, like Apple, tested E V E R Y T H I N G (his emphasis). LOL, a beta tester tests only a small portion of the OS. Apple can't do it either. They test what they changed. If there is a problem, they TRY to fix it. But, as I mentioned above, they don't even know what all the code is.

Sorry this went on so long. I had to stop myself.

We'll see tomorrow, and then come back here, and the other thread, and jaw some more.
post #51 of 133
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Originally posted by Louzer
Why? Its a freakin' OS update. Its not like there's any earth-shattering features that will make life any better. I think some people need to get out more.

Don't be hating. We all have different interests and hobbies. You're smart enough to understand that?
post #52 of 133
Quote:
Originally posted by melgross
It's difficult to decide to whom I should reply, so I've picked you, since you seem to know my posts elsewhere. A lot of my post is speaking in general, so don't get upset at some things I might say. You'll know what I mean.

Yes, I am somewhat cautious. I am also a beta tester, so I know the pitfalls.

<snip>

We'll see tomorrow, and then come back here, and the other thread, and jaw some more.

Mel, your comments make perfect sense to me. But I think you already knew that. You also demonstrated that you know what you're talking about, but I think you already knew I knew that.

And if you're still in/around NYC, you're up late Or early.

I'm not around my computer much on Fridays, and then the computer goes dark for Sabbath observance (mine), but I'll catch up thereafter.

Cheers.
post #53 of 133
For me, I will install Tiger the moment I get it day one.

I'm just not worried about it. I'll back up my data before hand, and I have multiple Macs, so if Tiger is a train wreck, I will have lost a day but not much more.

But there has been an interesting question raised: why is Apple releasing Tiger now? There have been a few stories--I don't know if they are true--about Jobs pushing the Tiger team to get it done.

But why? Hypothetical possibilities:

1. Pro Apps to be released require Tiger, and Apple needs to book the revenue.

2. Q2 revenue forecasts require Tiger sales. Maybe hardware sales are slack. Maybe it was planned all along to have Tiger a big piece of Q2 revenue with hardware pushing Q3 and beyond.

3. Apple has a surprise or two up their sleeves which require Tiger. A new offering or new hardware? Maybe something that requires H.264 or Quicktime 7?

Who knows for sure. It's interesting to think about. Or, maybe, just maybe, Apple thinks Tiger is simply done. No one is pointing out critical errors, just risks. And the reports on the builds have gotten much better.
post #54 of 133
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Originally posted by Frank777
Sorry guys, I'm with Mel on this one.

As a veteran on MacOS updates (I survived 7.5.3!), I have to say that this one reeks of being rushed out the door to meet an artificial deadline.

Gold Master on March 31st? Please....

On the bright side, we'll get to see whatever hardware revs Apple is so anxious to deploy that further bug-killing can't wait.

On the downside, Apple's star has been rising sharply lately - and those of us who've been around awhile know that that is about the time the press likes to jump on them like sharks. They don't need a PR blunder like the Firewire drive fiasco.

Six months more testing would have made the Newton a winner instead of a Doonesbury punchline. I've always admired Jobs' "We'll ship when it's ready" attitude.

I truly hope it's ready.

Seeing as Puma came out within 6 months, Jaguar came out 11 months later and Panther came out roughly 14 months after that... 10 months development time since the WWDC build for Tiger is not rushing it at all.
post #55 of 133
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Originally posted by ZO
Honestly though... I wonder how they worked out QuickTime 7... last I looked it was still in testing. Maybe it was finalized today as well.

No signs of prerelease info in the version that is installed with 8A425.
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post #56 of 133
QT7 is still in final phases AFAIK.

Maybe for Tiger its fine.... we're still going through a few bugs. Although overall, it seems to work perfectly
I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
post #57 of 133
Quote:
Originally posted by Frank777
Six months more testing would have made the Newton a winner instead of a Doonesbury punchline. I've always admired Jobs' "We'll ship when it's ready" attitude.

I truly hope it's ready.

I'm going to buy Tiger straight away but will install once it is safe - i'll try it out on my sisters Mac! Filevault was the kind of thing new users would use to see what it was like, if it erased data that is not good. Firewire drives also were a major problem.

Unfortunately I remember Jobs being quoted saying he'll release before Windows 64bit and fix the bugs quickly. THIS is not good enough for a company trying to gain market share and respect from the industry. Apple are a life-style company and this OS update better be bug-free. I heard .Mac was still not working properly.
post #58 of 133
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Originally posted by Fitzy55
What time do you guys think apple will release tiger if it is released on April 1st? Midnight, morning, afternoon

Panther was announced on the 8th October 2003 just before 9AM EST, but Apple have not been following patterns as much recently. New PowerBooks were announced on a Monday - not the usual Tuesday. The important thing to remember is that it took a week from Panther being declared Gold Master to be announced. It shipped the 24th October at 8.00PM. Free upgrades (plus $20 handling) was for all PowerMacs G5s and all other computers bought after 8th October. If they are keeping this the same as before PowerBook upgrades should be free - they come out 31st Jan, PowerMac G5s came out 23 June but shipped a lot later if I remember correctly - so that may be the reason? New PowerBook users will be pissed though - me being one of them! Mac minis should, IMO receive a free upgrade as well, otherwise people will just not buy new computers until the OS comes out.
post #59 of 133
To infinity and beyond!
To infinity and beyond!
post #60 of 133
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Originally posted by ikDigital
April 15th!
http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/5368/

Be like tiger.

Ummh... ever heard of things like "April Fool's Day"?


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post #61 of 133
Quote:
Originally posted by ikDigital
April 15th!
http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/5368/

Be like tiger.

I'm thinking April fool. sorry to burst your bubble but it's not genuine. All press releases are on Macs web-site first and it's not there, also WHY?
post #62 of 133
Doh!
To infinity and beyond!
To infinity and beyond!
post #63 of 133
Also click the author link, and you will see the truth.

Its to bad though, that would be really sweet. Tiger+Tiger... oh an it would also be great if apple actuall advertized OS X.
post #64 of 133
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Originally posted by ikDigital
Doh!

I wish they had announced it today but it looks like we'll be waiting till Monday now. Tiger Woods
post #65 of 133
Waiting until monday?
It's not even 7am at apple headquarters yet!
post #66 of 133
I heard they are going with Tiger Schulman.
post #67 of 133
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Originally posted by dfiler
Waiting until monday?
It's not even 7am at apple headquarters yet!

The only announcements that are not EST 9.00AM are keynotes and events. I'm not ruling out any announcements today, but it's slim.
post #68 of 133
Apple sends out press releases at various times throughout the day. There is no 'only announce at 9am EST' pattern.
post #69 of 133
There is no set rule but the chances greatly decrease as it gets later than 9am because most press releases move the stock and therefore are released before the opening bell.
post #70 of 133
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Originally posted by dfiler
Apple sends out press releases at various times throughout the day. There is no 'only announce at 9am EST' pattern.

March 10 2:48 PM EST - Apple adopts Blu-ray Technology
March 2 9:54 AM EST - iTMS Downloads Surpass 300 Million
February 23 8:40 AM EST - Apple Releases New iPod minis and photos
February 11th 9:34 AM EST - Apple Announces Stock Split
January 31st 9:10 AM EST - Apple Releases New PowerBooks
January 24th 9:40 AM EST - iTMS Tops One Quarter Billion Songs Sold
January 12th 3:41 PM EST - Apple's Q1 2005 Financial Results Webcast

so as you can see most announcements of new products etc. are announced at around 9.00, events such as web-casts and the exception of the blu-ray which was probably negotiated that morning. Look at the product announcement history on MacRumors website.
post #71 of 133
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Originally posted by BWhaler
Don't be hating. We all have different interests and hobbies. You're smart enough to understand that?

Ha! Shows how much you know!

But my point is still that. Once its installed, then what (OK, besides searching for some lost porn)? I mean, I guess it'll be thrilling to go through and find out what software Apple has now completely hosed or thrown out (I'm betting on Sherlock being completely missing!), and try to figure out where they've moved the other stuff (Calculator, oh, crap, that's a widget now..). Oh, and of course, trying to find the cool changes made to Chess. That's what you're all getting it for, right? The revamped Chess program!
post #72 of 133
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Originally posted by Louzer
Ha! Shows how much you know!

But my point is still that. Once its installed, then what (OK, besides searching for some lost porn)? I mean, I guess it'll be thrilling to go through and find out what software Apple has now completely hosed or thrown out (I'm betting on Sherlock being completely missing!), and try to figure out where they've moved the other stuff (Calculator, oh, crap, that's a widget now..). Oh, and of course, trying to find the cool changes made to Chess. That's what you're all getting it for, right? The revamped Chess program!

No, then I use my computer more efficiently using smart mailboxes for my flagged messages, and attachments. I'll automatically keep my artwork in folders using spotlight and make quick calculations using widgets (Calculator will still be there for the advanced stuff - unless it's integrated into the graph maker). I'll use Safari RSS for news to save me time. Tiger will also take better use of my 128MB ATI Radeon card and will therefore be faster. Motion 2 will require Tigerso there's another reason.

Every reason I use a computer and use Mac is why I'm going to upgrade to Tiger.
post #73 of 133
I agree. I could live with Panther for a little bit longer but tiger will really boost my productivity.I plan to take advantage of all of the new features except Spotlight because i tend to be very organized with my HD,. That is, unless i can get it to find certain stuff in my word docs.

I know there are dangers of early adaption but that is why i will have at least two backups of my 10.3 system (one bootable and the other, an image locked in a HD in a safe). Then, depending on space, i will backup Tiger as soon as it is installed so if something gets corrupted, i can revert back. That is, assuming CCC works with tiger
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post #74 of 133
Quote:
Originally posted by melgross
What upsets me is that introducing it now is unnecessary. No one expected it now. Everyone (even here) expected it at the Dev. conf. They have come out with new software before that depended upon an upgrade to the OS that wasn't out yet. FCP is one of those.

Right, i'll give some reasons.

The Apple team have been working for over a year on this, they need a break (most of them are on holiday now).

What's the point in releasing an OS at a Developer's conference, you should tell people how many have bought the OS in the first two months.

Apple want to restrict the media attention to Windows 64 bit

Apple wants the new video Apps to work straight away - they'll require Motion.

There are always bugs - as you said it can take months to fix them. The question is will Apple benefit from releasing a few months later? Probably not.
post #75 of 133
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Originally posted by CrunchinJelly
Uhhh... this is on CD's right?

/slaps self for going for the cheap iBook 18 months ago.

Tiger will ship in two versions... 1 DVD or 6 Cd's!!
post #76 of 133
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Originally posted by Hadrian
Tiger will ship in two versions... 1 DVD or 6 Cd's!!

Do you know this/are you making a joke?
post #77 of 133
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Originally posted by MacCrazy
Do you know this/are you making a joke?

Why would I make a joke? It's what i was told this afternoon.
post #78 of 133
Quote:
Originally posted by Hadrian
Why would I make a joke? It's what i was told this afternoon.

I don't know it's April 1st!!! Who told you?

Sorry the reason I ask is because you get people on this forum who make statements like fact and they have no clue.
post #79 of 133
Well based on the size of Tiger, that is probubly pretty close to correct.

I can see it being on 5 or 6 cds.
post #80 of 133
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Originally posted by MacCrazy
Right, i'll give some reasons.

The Apple team have been working for over a year on this, they need a break (most of them are on holiday now).

What's the point in releasing an OS at a Developer's conference, you should tell people how many have bought the OS in the first two months.

Apple want to restrict the media attention to Windows 64 bit

Apple wants the new video Apps to work straight away - they'll require Motion.

There are always bugs - as you said it can take months to fix them. The question is will Apple benefit from releasing a few months later? Probably not.

Those are your reasons. but they are not real reasons. They are "I want it now" reasons.

They need a break? Most are on holiday? Very funny.

They don't have to tell people how many they've sold in the last two months. Besides, with the rebate, it's the hottest selling piece of software Amazon has up there now, and it's not even out.

There's not much they could do about that. It's mostly for the geek and enterprise crowd.

Apple has never worried about whether their new video apps worked right away. I've got them, and had to wait for the new OS before.

There ARE always bugs. The more that are fixed, the less to fix later. Apple is in a fight with MS AND Linux right now. If only one nasty bug makes it through, think of all the publicity THAT will get.

Anyway, it's 12:20 p.m., and it's not here.
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