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Old May 29, 2008, 07:13 AM   #1
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10.6 Referenced in iPhone SDK Installer

Can be found in iPhone SDK>Contents>iPhoneSDK.dist. Not sure how far back in the betas this goes but it's in Beta 6.

[HTML]function isgte106()
{
// 10.6 or above
if( system.compareVersions(my.target.systemVersion.ProductVersion, '10.6') >= 0 )
{
return true;
}

return false;
}[/HTML]
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Old May 29, 2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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I figured this would be of interest because from what I recall, this is the first mention of 10.6 in a publicly available product. Everyone is talking 3G but nothing about 10.6. Here's hoping even a minor mention surfaces at WWDC in the coming weeks.
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It's not really a big deal, it's quite obvious that Apple will eventually release a 10.6. They may very well go all the way to 10.9, although no prior version of Mac OS has ever had a point release higher than 7. (There was a Mac OS 7.7, and Mac OS 8.7 was rebadged as Mac OS 9.)
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Old May 29, 2008, 12:57 PM   #4
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It's not really a big deal, it's quite obvious that Apple will eventually release a 10.6. They may very well go all the way to 10.9, although no prior version of Mac OS has ever had a point release higher than 7. (There was a Mac OS 7.7, and Mac OS 8.7 was rebadged as Mac OS 9.)
I think they will cling to that roman X for dear life and go up to 10.9.9 if necessary... they kind of painted themselves into a corner by making the X such a huge part of the branding.

I'm kinda thinking they will go for "11" rather than "XI"... I know which of the two any graphics designer would prefer to play around with when designing packaging etc.
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I think they will cling to that roman X for dear life and go up to 10.9.9 if necessary... they kind of painted themselves into a corner by making the X such a huge part of the branding.

I'm kinda thinking they will go for "11" rather than "XI"... I know which of the two any graphics designer would prefer to play around with when designing packaging etc.
No, they won't hang on to it forever. Even though "X" is cool and different, at the end of the day, Apple has always played it off as simply "version 10" of the Mac OS. I think they picked a Roman numeral because it signifies Unix.

I think the next major version release will also be called simply "Mac OS 11."
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Old May 29, 2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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I think they will cling to that roman X for dear life and go up to 10.9.9 if necessary...
Who said there won't be a 10.10? It would be perfectly valid based on the current version scheme (10.4.10, 10.4.11 anyone?).

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I'm kinda thinking they will go for "11" rather than "XI"... I know which of the two any graphics designer would prefer to play around with when designing packaging etc.

Given the significant changes in the 10.x releases, a switch to 11 would have to involve a HUGE change. Maybe even at the kernel level (or maybe even to a complete different platform).

Then again, there could be extremely little change at all, like when 8.7 suddenly became OS 9 (though there were economic reasons for that one).

Bah! Let's not beat around the bush here: it's going to be OS X until Steve Jobs (or perhaps his successor) is simply tired of the X. that alone would be reason enough.
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Bah! Let's not beat around the bush here: it's going to be OS X until Steve Jobs (or perhaps his successor) is simply tired of the X. that alone would be reason enough.
That hits the nail on the head perfectly. Still, it'd be fun to have OS 11 just to get the marketing tagline: "This one goes to 11"
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although no prior version of Mac OS has ever had a point release higher than 7. (There was a Mac OS 7.7, and Mac OS 8.7 was rebadged as Mac OS 9.)
Not really a direct comparison, since the differene between 10.3 - 10.4 - 10.5 is more like the difference between OS 7 - OS 8 - OS 9.

In a sense, 10.5 is "really" OS 15.

If you're talking about OS 7.6 vs. 7.7 then the more direct comparison is 10.5.2 vs. 10.5.3. And those have already gone up to 11 in Tiger.
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They should have put Tiger at 10.4.A
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If anyone subscribes to the launchd mailing list ( which is open to anyone ) they would know Apple is working on 10A305.

There's a slim chance we may go from 10.5.3 to 10.6. Especially if the GUI changes over to multi-touch.
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Funny timiing

As I sitting waiting for my 490MB downloaded of 10.5.3 last night I was just thinking about how long it was going to take to get to 10.6.

So far it seems like 10.5.x releases have been coming every couple months. So, with 7 more releases to get to 10.5.10, could we see 10.6 by mid to late-2009?

Anyone willing to venture a guess?
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They should have put Tiger at 10.4.A
That would be B.
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So 10.6 Liger?

I can see Apple going X.10.0(see 10.4.10). Can they legally have X.11 though?
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So 10.6 Liger?

I can see Apple going X.10.0(see 10.4.10). Can they legally have X.11 though?
It wouldn't be X.11 though. It would be OS X 10.11.
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Anyone willing to venture a guess?
I think they've been aiming for 18 months per OS. From the Leopard release, going 18 months would take you to April 2009.

So I think May or June of 2009 is pretty likely.
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It wouldn't be X.11 though. It would be OS X 10.11.

OS X stands for OS 10. If they went to 11.0 it would simply be OS XI
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As I sitting waiting for my 490MB downloaded of 10.5.3 last night I was just thinking about how long it was going to take to get to 10.6.

So far it seems like 10.5.x releases have been coming every couple months. So, with 7 more releases to get to 10.5.10, could we see 10.6 by mid to late-2009?

Anyone willing to venture a guess?
Ya well, I think by 10.5.5 or .6 they'll have all the bugs (or atleast 99% of them) worked out, therefore 10.5.7 and on will come once every 5 or 6 months (or even more).
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I don't really get why people are thinking it's OS X.5 (or .6). About My Mac clearly states "Mac OS X version 10.5.3".
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While it may be 2009 before 10.6 comes out, I do not think that this will stop Apple from releasing anything new software-wise, such as a version of the operating system with heavy multi-touch capabilities. If Apple wants to do something, they do it, and won't allow timetables of major releases to impede them. For instance, they released the Intel version of OS X with Tiger 10.4.4 - they did not wait for Leopard to come out.

So, as has been suggested, if Apple is planning a multi-touch heavy OS, and would like to release it soon, they will either release 10.6 early, or (perhaps more likely) release a 10.5.x which will, on multi-touch systems, support multi-touch.
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You're all overthinking

Apple has said on multiple occasions that by the time a version of one OS is in beta, they're already planning the next version. That means Mac OS X 10.6 has been in some stage of development for quite some time.

As far as the next major version number, why couldn't they just call it Mac OS X 11? The roman numeral isn't THAT important. Alternatively, couldn't they simply call it something other than Mac OS X?
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OS X stands for OS 10. If they went to 11.0 it would simply be OS XI


That's not what I'm talking about. We were discussing the possibility that 10.9 will not be the last version of OS X.
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Honestly?

I this what we are debating? A "number"? Does anybody want to get excited and delve a little deper about what changes an innovations might come along with a new OS, what with all the multi-touch stuff happening with Windows 7 and the future of user interface reaching new levels daily?

Really?

We're arguing about a roman numeral?
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10.0 was Cheetah
10.1 was Puma
10.2 was Jaguar
10.3 was Panther
10.4 was Tiger
10.5 is Leopard

Lion, Lynx, and Cougar haven't been used... And I thought I read somewhere that Cougar and Lynx are already trademarked by Apple.

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