New Features in Jaguar (please post here rather than one thread per feature!)

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in macOS edited January 2014
So, Apple is pulling out all the stops. AppleTalk-style IP discovery! Inkwell! An entirely OpenGL-powered interface!



Discuss.



[edit: Got tired of the typo in the subject ]



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  • Reply 1 of 338
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,131member
    Steve Jobs has given us the "SEX"
  • Reply 2 of 338
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    10.2 is dead.



    10.5 in fall and only $85.00 upgrade.
  • Reply 3 of 338
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,501member
    Are you just saying that or do you have a source?
  • Reply 4 of 338
    sc_marktsc_markt Posts: 1,393member
    Was 10.2 demo'd at the conference? If yes, how was the performance of it?
  • Reply 5 of 338
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    Educated guess dear boy.



    These arn't bug fixes these are added featurers and they are going to make us PAY, and how.
  • Reply 6 of 338
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,131member
    Maccentral.com Blows...wish my girl would go down as much as they do.



    Keep the info coming guys! And ladies
  • Reply 7 of 338
    anavrinanavrin Posts: 6member
    -- iChat, Apple's new AIM-compatible instant messaging software that is

    built into Mac OS X and integrated with the new Mail and Address Book

    applications;

    -- QuickTime(R) 6, the first complete solution for industry standard MPEG-

    4 video and AAC audio streaming;

    -- Rendezvous, Apple's proposed new industry standard for automatic

    discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks (i.e.,

    Ethernet, AirPort(R));

    -- Address Book, Apple's new system-wide database for managing contact

    information;

    -- Finder(TM), now enhanced with spring-loaded folders and new instant

    searching;

    -- Sherlock(R) 3, Apple's all-new Internet search and services tool;

    -- Quartz(TM) Extreme, the hardware accelerated Quartz graphics and

    compositing engine;

    -- UNIX Tools, the latest UNIX advancements including FreeBSD 4.4 updates,

    the new GCC 3 compiler, IPv6 and IPSec; and

    -- Windows Support, for increased compatibility with Windows networks with

    SMB browsing and sharing as well as built-in PPTP VPN security.
  • Reply 8 of 338
    xaqtlyxaqtly Posts: 450member
    Addison, so what you meant to say was "Yes, I'm talking out of my rear".



    As far as Jaguar, Steve announced just a huge amount of improvements and new stuff as well such as Inkwell and dynamic IP locating. The Mail app is getting beefed up considerably, and will allegedly be able to connect to Exchange servers, which is something I desperately need where I work.
  • Reply 9 of 338
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    [quote]Originally posted by Xaqtly:

    <strong>The Mail app is getting beefed up considerably, and will allegedly be able to connect to Exchange servers, which is something I desperately need where I work.</strong><hr></blockquote>I wonder what that means exactly, though. You already can use Mail to send and receive email on Exchange servers.
  • Reply 10 of 338
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    The list, from MacCentral:



    [quote] 141 Jaguar-related sessions at WWDC, according to Jobs. Jaguar developer preview CD going to WWDC attendees today. (6 CDs: 2 client, 2 developer, 2 server CDs.)



    Jobs: "A week from tomorrow there'll be some news on the server front." May 14th: Apple introducing a dedicated server, rack mount model.



    Jaguar Server: Net Install and Net Boot support. Every single server can install off of that. Built in Open Directory (LDAP). Server-optimized Java Virtual Machine.



    iChat: AIM-compatible messaging built in to Jaguar. Can create buddy list of anyone on the local network, as well. You can use your Mac.com name and don't need AOL account. Sorting. "First time AOL has let anyone under the tent," said Jobs (although others have reversed-engineered AIM compatible chat apps).



    Jaguar also features database technology which can be used for any app, system wide. Tied into Bluetooth. LDAP searching built in too.



    Mail. Sophisticated rules added. Auto merge mailboxes (multiple accts merged into a single mailbox). Cross mailbox searching. Color highlighting. Security features added. VPN client. Spam filtering. QuickTime support.



    Rendezvous. Dynamic IP discovery. Lets computers "dynamically discover each other and share them." Proposing as a new industry standard. Jobs cited example of multiple Macs working at home sharing MP3 files with iTunes between multiple computers. Demonstrated example of MP3 files streaming over AirPort. Works with any IP-ready device; built into Jaguar and will also be offered as an open industry standard that can be built into specific devices.



    Inkwell. Handwriting recognition technology. Recognized by any application that uses text, even basic UNIX applications like Terminal.



    It is not possible on older graphics cards like RAGE 128 cards, said Jobs -- that means it'll work on newer iMacs and eMacs, but not on older machines, he emphasized. AGP 2x and 32MB video RAM are required for this new technology. Jobs said this puts Apple two years ahead of "the other guys."



    Quartz Extreme: Takes the compositing engine in Quartz, and accelerates it in graphics cards. Combines 2D, 3D and video in one hardware pipeline via OpenGL. "Everything on the screen is being drawn in hardware by OpenGL." Requires AGP 2x and 32MB of video RAM.



    Universal Access. Zooming supported via Quartz. Screenreader -- cursor over text will read it to you. Full keyboard access. Visual notification. They're all available to developers in APIs in Jaguar.



    Jobs: "This is the start of something very good." Feels that QuickTime 6 is the best MPEG4 technology available.



    QuickTime 6. Jobs: "Integrated into Jaguar." Highest quality video, open standard. AAC audio, invented by Dolby. Instant on streaming, free QuickTime broadcaster. Casanova then demonstrated various QuickTime 6 features, including the compression capabilities of AAC, the quality level of MPEG4 encoding.



    Sherlock 3. Pure HTML rendered into Sherlock 3, making it easier to preview content. New channels, new emphasis on channels (like Yellow Pages, for example). Bereskin showed example by pulling up directions and other information about local eateries.



    Jobs on new Jaguar features: Finder improvements -- integrated search, multithreading support, automatic thumbnail creation, spring loaded folders. <hr></blockquote>
  • Reply 11 of 338
    synsyn Posts: 329member
    Wonder what that database stuff is about...
  • Reply 12 of 338
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,131member
    [quote]Originally posted by anavrin:

    <strong>-- iChat, Apple's new AIM-compatible instant messaging software that is

    built into Mac OS X and integrated with the new Mail and Address Book

    applications;

    -- QuickTime(R) 6, the first complete solution for industry standard MPEG-

    4 video and AAC audio streaming;

    -- Rendezvous, Apple's proposed new industry standard for automatic

    discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks (i.e.,

    Ethernet, AirPort(R));

    -- Address Book, Apple's new system-wide database for managing contact

    information;

    -- Finder(TM), now enhanced with spring-loaded folders and new instant

    searching;

    -- Sherlock(R) 3, Apple's all-new Internet search and services tool;

    -- Quartz(TM) Extreme, the hardware accelerated Quartz graphics and

    compositing engine;

    -- UNIX Tools, the latest UNIX advancements including FreeBSD 4.4 updates,

    the new GCC 3 compiler, IPv6 and IPSec; and

    -- Windows Support, for increased compatibility with Windows networks with

    SMB browsing and sharing as well as built-in PPTP VPN security.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    Droolable! Ummm I think this is worthy of a upgrade price. I hope that "Rendezvous" doesn't fall victime to the PC Fillabuster(ie stalling until they've hacked together a half baked competitor and claiming it the king) Kudo Apple...make it fast and hook me up!
  • Reply 13 of 338
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,501member
    WOW! I just got back and read the roundup. Very cool stuff. And they are finally going rack mount as well! Of course, now who is going to be the wet blanket and rain on the parade?
  • Reply 14 of 338
    low-filow-fi Posts: 357member
    Well, I looks like Sherlock 3 is actually Watson...







    Waddya think?
  • Reply 15 of 338
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    iChat...







    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 16 of 338
    surfratsurfrat Posts: 341member
    [quote]Originally posted by low-fi:

    <strong>Well, I looks like Sherlock 3 is actually Watson...







    Waddya think?</strong><hr></blockquote>





    That is EXACTLY what I thought! Sounds freaking good to me though! What does Watson retail at again? 30 bucks?? Right on Apple!



    ::EDIT::



    Now that I look at it more though, I'm not sure that I like the brushed metal look. I mean, Sherlock right now looks a heak of a lot better than that. And so does Watson... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



    ::EDIT - AGAIN::



    The more I look at iChat, Address Book, and Sherlock 3, the more I realize that I HATE that brushed metal look! YUCK! Everything looks so clean within the aqua interface until they start messin' with that QuickTime-ish brushed metal.



    Brushed Metal = Major Bummer



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  • Reply 17 of 338
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    <a href="http://www.apple.com/macosx/newversion/"; target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/macosx/newversion/</a>;



    Looks like there's more that Jobs didn't cover. Address Book got a major overhaul. :eek:
  • Reply 18 of 338
    Sherlock 3 and iChat and Address Book... did they have to go with the brushed metal look?



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  • Reply 19 of 338
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Low-fi beat me to it. Well, it was inevitable and ultimately better for the platform, though I wish the Karelia folks good luck. Watson probably has some more features by the look of it anyway.



    I thought all this Quartz-to-GPU-via-OpenGL business was heresay. I guess you really can do that.



    Is Address Book what they were talking about as a database, or do they mean something else?
  • Reply 20 of 338
    I agree. I don't mind the brushed metal in iTunes and QT, but this is getting ridiculous. The iChat interface is less than impressive.



    [quote]Originally posted by SurfRat:

    <strong>



    Now that I look at it more though, I'm not sure that I like the brushed metal look. I mean, Sherlock right now looks a heak of a lot better than that. And so does Watson... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



    ::EDIT - AGAIN::



    The more I look at iChat, Address Book, and Sherlock 3, the more I realize that I HATE that brushed metal look! YUCK! Everything looks so clean within the aqua interface until they start messin' with that QuickTime-ish brushed metal.



    Brushed Metal = Major Bummer



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