10.2 feature list

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Catfish_Man, May 8, 2002.

  1. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    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

    May 2, 2002
    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


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR

    ...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


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)

    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.
  5. ear2ear macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2002
  6. Taft macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2002
    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.


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