Latest Tiger Build with enhancements for iCal, Font Book and QT

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  1. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    I submitted it too but until it becomes "official news" I thought I'd post it here. Apple Insider posted the news about this .

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    iCal 1.6

    The latest developmental version of Apple's calendar application—iCal version 1.6—will reportedly allow users to search for events and To Do items through a new pop-up menu, view meeting proposals and responses in a single window, and easily update and cancel events from calendars shared over the internet. Likewise, iCal will gain support for grouping of calendars and To Do lists and drag-and-drop reorganization of To Do list items.

    Sources also claim that the new iCal will let users transform event items into To Do items by dragging the event to the To Do list, or vice versa to change a To Do item into an event.

    Other iCal enhancements include the automatic creation of birthday calendars from dates present in a user's address book, and a new dialog box that will ease printout creation by formatting calendars and To Do items into weekly, daily, or monthly views.


    Font Book 2.0

    Apple has also focused its energy into the further development of its Font Book application, which allows users to easily preview, install, and manage font collections. A new version, Font Book 2.0, is reportedly speedier and smarter than its predecessor. The application will validate font files prior to installation and let users choose whether it should halt installations after an error, or treat errors like warnings.

    The font application will also sport a handy action menu, populated by shortcuts to common tasks. At the base of the menu are options to open the vendor, designer, and license websites related to a selected font.


    QuickTime 6.6 Full Screen Controls

    While sources have fully divulged the technical details surrounding the QuickTime 6.6 update that will ship with Tiger, the latest builds of QuickTime player are flashing some fresh eye-candy. Movies presented in full-screen mode are accompanied by a set of semi-translucent, dashboard-like controls that fade in and out of view.
     
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  3. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yep. I'd say we'll see a lot more improvements till the end of the year. Tiger is really looking like the most promising release of OSX yet. The controls in fullscreen mode for QT fixed one of my biggest issues with QT that I have submitted more than once.

    Oh and it would be kind if you could not quote the entire post if you're the first one to answer and don't have anything in particular to comment. It's just annoying. ;)
     
  4. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Message received and understood, guess its just a habit :p
     
  5. Forced Perfect macrumors 6502

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    Have there been any reports on when they will be seeding it to developers?

    And if it will be small enough for them to do it via Software Update? (probably)
     
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    yep, well - why woundn't it be? it is the latest OS that Apple's working on. :p what else did you expect?

    the new Quicktime 6.6 fullscreen features are looking really schweet... :D hell, this is going to be a totally kick-ass OS. :D :D

    i also think that alot more apps are going to use the 'dashboard' like controls, much like Motion does now. not only Apple's apps, i can see every app using them as the new thing.

    also, if you submitted this as news... would't it be in the news discussion forum? or the MacBytes news forum? just for future submissions... but thanks for posting it here, or else i wouldn't have seen it! :eek: :p
     
  8. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    yep, well - why woundn't it be? it is the latest OS that Apple's working on. :p what else did you expect :p :D

    Dunno what happened, oh well it had a good side to it. So this was just for YOU. :D
     
  9. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    I am hoping for a new look for iCal. It sometimes seems drab to me...AND an auto-updating dock icon.
     
  10. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Yeah. I would like to see more personal information management stuff like linking people in my address book to calender items (more than just birthdays).
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    one thing that i like about Entourage's address book is that once you enter in someone's bday it tells you their age and sign, i with Address book did this and automatically added the event to iCal
     

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