10.2 feature list

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  1. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

    Catfish_Man

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    #1
    I found this list of known 10.2 features posted somewhere (apologies in advance if it was in the macrumors forums and I just forgot).

    Quartz Extreme [QuartzGL] - GPU hardware acceleration
    Universal Access: Quartz 'zooming'
    Universal Access: Read back text from all apps
    Universal Access: Invert screen
    Ink - global handwriting recognition
    Finder: multithreading
    Finder: Services
    Finder: Spring-loaded folders
    Finder: Open With.. contextual menu
    Finder: Automatic thumbnail creation
    Finder: Integrated search
    Finder: SMB browsing
    Finder: WebDAV/iDisk speed improvements
    Finder: Set text size
    Finder: Set label position to bottom or right
    Finder: Show item info
    Dock: removed pin-stripe background
    Get Info window with collapsable panes
    Python, fast CGI, TCL, Ruby
    X Server: Server optimised JVM
    X Server: Disk, print and email quotas
    X Server: "headless" operation
    X Server: Improved LDAP, AD, Kerberos support
    X Server: Netinstall, Netboot
    System Prefs: various panes renamed
    Mouse shadow
    Pulsating gumdrop of death pointer
    Draggable minimised windows
    SMB compatibility, bug-fixes
    SMB Server
    Printer sharing/networking with Win/Mac/Unix - CUPS
    Quicktime 6: improved speed, efficiency
    Quicktime 6: MPEG4 support
    Genie effect window closing
    Update Terminal.app
    Improved scrolling
    Mail.app: threading, stability
    Mail.app: expanded filter criteria, use multiple filters
    Mail.app: Exchange support
    Mail.app: Merge mailboxes, use 1 mailbox for all mail
    Mail.app: label emails
    Mail.app: intelligent spam filter
    Mail.app: start IM conversation in iChat
    Mail.app: search over multiple mailboxes
    New global Address Book with vCard, SMS, Bluetooth
    Sherlock 3 - web services, channels
    Java 1.4 - new functionality, improves performance on other platforms
    Simple Finder for kids
    Quartz rendering for Carbon Quickdraw apps
    Universal Access improvements for disabled
    Bluetooth support
    Visual Eject key feedback
    iChat - integrated AIM compatible instant messaging app
    Quartz anti-aliasing for Carbon Quickdraw apps
    Application icon on minimised windows
    Improved GCC compiler for overall system performance
    Other optimisations, bug-fixes
    IPv6, IPSec
    FreeBSD 4.4 base
    Windows VPN compatibility
    Improved Disk Copy app & CMM modules
    Rendezvous - automatic device discovery on IP
    Developers can use brushed metal look in Project Builder
    iPhoto 1.1
    New Digital Hub preferences
    Preferences for enabling, configuring built-in Firewall
     
  2. shadowfax0 macrumors 6502

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    Any word on speed (of redraws, and well...everything?) How much of a difference does Quartz Extreme make?
     
  3. Catfish_Man thread starter macrumors 68030

    Catfish_Man

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    Apparently...

    ...QuartzGL (please call it that, "extreme" is horrible) provides quite a boost on supported computers, although trying to run it on less than a rev B TiBook's card (16meg radeon) will be slower than software Quartz. Apparently Quartz has two parts:
    Quartz2D: draws objects into offscreen buffer
    Quartz Compositor: draws the offscreen buffer to the screen with all the transparency and spiffy stuff.

    QuartzGL accelerates the Quartz Compositor with OpenGL. According to an ATI employee, Quartz2D is too complex/advanced to accelerate with today's cards.
     
  4. kettle macrumors 65816

    kettle

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    QuartzGL

    I've heard AGPx2.

    What might be needed to run it through AGPx1?
    Would more ram, faster or not released GPU make up the difference between x1 and x2 AGP?

    I was just considering lifespan of my 450 sawtooth.
     
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  6. Taft macrumors 65816

    Taft

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    But there is a MIDI control panel. At least I think so; I saw it in a pic of it on one of the rumor sites. Then again, maybe someone just added it after the base install.

    Lets just hope that this is a sign that Apple is getting off their arses in respect to audio.

    Taft
     

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