Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 9A343 Seeded to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    According to published reports on the internet, Apple has seeded a new release of Leopard (Seed 9A343) to developers tonight. The last version of Leopard (3A321) was seeded December 13th, 2006.

    Apple actually has itemized a few of changes to Leopard from the last seed, including:

    - HIToolbox provides new HIRect/Point/Shape-based Window Manager API for resolution independence compatibility
    - Tab support in Terminal
    - Terminal now lets you save a multi-window configurations through workspaces which are available through the "Terminal" menu.
    - QuickLook APIs have been updated

    According to Apple, Leopard is coming "spring 2007".
  2. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Each seed brings us closer to perfection :rolleyes:

    Actually, tabs in Terminal sounds cool. Maybe they'll think about putting them in FINDER too :D

    Perhaps they're saving that for 10.5 build 9A365
  3. P-Worm macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Is it just me, or do these pointed out features, seem to be drawing our attention from something big? Either that or there are going to be a lot of dissappointed people when 10.5 is revealed. What average person wants tabbed terminal windows when the terminal is hardly used in the first place?

  4. mrkramer macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
  5. jericho53 macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2006
    Center of the Universe
    Exactly, tabbed terminal. Who cares?
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I use it. Not multiple sessions or anything, but I use it.

    I do agree though. Seriously underwhelming feature list. When do we get to see the new UI? :D
  7. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    It's not like Apple is marketing it as a big feature.

    There are still big top secret features yet to be releaved with Leopard. All the little stuff is getting updated in the developer preview, like QuickLook and tabbed terminal.
  8. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    With each build I grown more weary of how awesome the shipping version will be. How amazing can these features be if they don't require developers to adapt their software. For instance, if Apple were to completely revamp the UI like many are expecting, wouldn't Apple have to seed out the development package for it? So i don't see a radically new UI in the works for that reason.

    I'm thinking these new features will simply be new programs that simply sit on top of Leopard. Not so exciting (as dashboard, etc.) IMHO.:(
  9. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    Lets hopes so, This'll be my first OSX release where i'd actually be excited for, (before i was never really into macs) and I better be blown away by it.
  10. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    While the seeds help them test things, they are seeded to developers so developers can develop. The features they point out are things useful for developers to know about.
  11. bignumbers macrumors regular

    May 9, 2002
    There are some pretty serious upgrades within the innards of Leopard. They might be waiting to get those API's stable, then release some fancy stuff based on those API's.

    Developers will go to town with 10.5. You'll see a whole slew of really wacky animated interfaces for sure. To what benefit, we'll have to wait and see.
  12. oceanmonster macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2007
    Does anyone think that apple is hiding the new UI and keeping it out of the developer builds?
  13. ricksbrain macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2005
    Miami, FL
    Choosing to be excited is far more entertaining.
  14. Rocketman macrumors 603


    10.x releases tend to have pretty major stability issues related to the secret features. I would wait for 10.5.1 to do an install.

    Also what is the very first day of Spring 2007 technically?

  15. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I was just going to comment "Wow Tabs in Terminal -- Something I'll actually use" and then I saw your comment. I use this feature a lot (as in like 8 hours a day) in Linux.

    You'd be surprised how many users are coming to Mac OX from UNIX backgrounds.
  16. Marlor macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    I really miss tabbed terminals. I used to use them in Linux all the time, and hate the mess of terminal windows that I get with OS X.

    These are developer-related features of course. The big new surprises for Leopard aren't going to be in the dev builds, otherwise they would be leaked within a heartbeat.
  17. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003

    Is the smartest thing I've read so far in this thread. Early adopters (developers aside), have fun. I'm waiting for 10.5.1 or 2 to get out first before I make the jump. I'm not gonna lie tho, I'm giddy like a schoolgirl for Leopard.
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    The lack of information is either one of the following:
    • an attempt to keep big features safe from implementation elsewhere
    • a lack of features
    • a very delayed project schedule

    I hope it's just that they're moving slowly.

    The tabs in Terminal sound good to me. It'll be one place that I could use window management.
  19. uanightswimmer macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2006
    Tabbed Terminal

    For those of you who want a multi-tab terminal, try iTerm.
  20. Linksgolfer84 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2003
    There's no chance that this release will have a "new" UI. The thought is completely ridiculous. Just look at how minor that UI changes have been since 10.0. Apple said to expect more "features," not a new look.

    The next overhaul to the UI will not go under the name OSX
  21. reckless_0001 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2003
    Actually, I use Terminal about ten times or more a day at work. For ssh and other oddities. :p yay! tabs, for separate connections. :cool:
  22. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Another frequent Terminal user here. If I'm using Terminal (which is nearly every day), I usually have multiple windows open, so tabs in Terminal is a very welcome feature.

    Still, I'd like to hear more about the "top-secret" features in Leopard, and am also hoping for some semi-major UI changes.
  23. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    I remember when I was popping that 10.0 disc in the computer and using OS X. It was absolutely beautiful and useless at the same time. Hope they show us the new features soon.

  24. tuartboy macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005

    I live in iTerm.
  25. crispoe macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2005

    It takes a long time to certify drivers that come in HP, Dell, Sony, and Lenovo laptops.

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