Some Panther info with a few pics

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  1. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    Just watched a stream of someone installing OS X Panther onto their mac, got a few screenshots and a few tidbits of information from it. Anyway here they are for anyone that's interested.
     
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    and X11 as an install option.
    Must say a big thanks to the guy doing the stream, I just picked up the URL in chat and have no way to say ta.
     
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    It doesn't mention the G5. Also I hate the idea of a brush metal theme finder. I hope that you can choose to have the current appearance.
     
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    You cannot choose that. It is the way it is, until someone skins it.
     
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    i dont see how. its say you can use an imac, which the original is the same speed ast he g3 towers. i wonder if the installation knows what computer you are using, im sure it can.

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    i think it means anything before the last CRT iMac. sa in it is the earliest machine it can run on.

    dont worry though - give everyone about three weeks (so long :D) and there will be a way to bypass it available.
     
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    The first iMacs were slower, but the Beige G3 is the only old world machine you can officially install OS X on. Maybe Apple are completely dropping old world support.

    It's a shame, I wanted 10.3 to go on my Beige (used as a server). Unless the Beige machines were infact on the list, but the cropping of the image has got rid of them.

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    I'm sure there will be some clever method of installing 10.3 on the old beige G3s...i mean people have successfully installed OS X on 604es, so don't give up hope!
     
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    Could it be that the Beige Powermacs are supported but they were mentioned off the bottom of the photo?

    The stream was pretty slow, only updated every 2 seconds. So I didn't get much chance to see.

    Now that more err 'developers' have Panther installed maybe someone could confirm the requirements?
     
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    if there is a new built will the one you got right now be updated via system update, or do you have to make a reinstall with every new built released.
    how is the stability ?
     
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    ok wow, i just found a huge bug in panther and it s gonna drive me crazy. i started a torrent file and stopped it. when i went to start it back up again, panther will only let me replace the file, not resume it like normal, same with ircle. back to jaguar for me.

    edit: nevermind, i fixed it.

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  15. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Thats what I asked in my last post:

    As I am one of the, er, developers I'll be getting my hands on a copy tomorrow, and will post the full list for compatible machines. If it doesn't say Beige G3's, I'll give it a go anyway and see what happens!

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    wups sorry AppleMatt, I should have read your post abit more carefully.

    I suspect it will run on Beige G3's.

    People argue that features like expose and fast user switch will mean the OS requires a G4/Quartz Extreme powered graphics cards to run at all - This is nonsense imho.
     
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    How does one go about uninstalling Panther or downgrading? I've tried and Jaguar comes up @ 640x480 resolution with no way to change it...
     
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    I will also be getting a copy of Panther in the near future - however I'd like to know how to go back to Jaguar if there are too many problems.
     
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    does your current disk have partitions?
    If it does install it on a seperate partition so you can do a clean install and you keep your working jag...otherwise i'm not sure
     
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    60x support was dropped with jaguar. by not supporting the legacy code, it made for speed improvements by not having to comple for those processors. 10.1.5 is the latest version u can run on a 603[e] or 604[e][v]

    my firend did see the developer for xpostfacto at wwdc, so if it is possible he will be all over it i'm sure
     
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    beige g3 is not on the list. i specifically looked for this since i run 10.2 on my 9600. B&W is...so i'm thinking this is intentional. beige g3s are a mix of old and new world ROMs, B&W is all new world.

    apple has had a recent trend of cleansing old machines out of the OS lineup. i'm leaning towards pessimism with this one. i suspect gestalt codes will be used with more frequency now with 64-bit optimizations and a broad spectrum of supported machines.
     
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    it might have changed, but with the jag releases there were seperate cds for each build.

    i think that there's too many variables in pre-release software to have some sort of centralized update system. software update is mostly in place for convienience of the end user. since these are developers we're talking about, it's a much more controlled environment for testing if the cds are obtained directly from apple.

    stability for me has been iffy with the WWDC build. the test machine is a 450MHz G4 Sawtooth. i have found it best to keep the drive minimally customized so i can nuke it for the next build easily. i think clean install is recommended for every build (it was with jag) but i havent read the fine print.
     
  23. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    there is an archive and install option too, but your suggestion is the best and easiest.
     
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    If one were interested in becomming a "developer" how would he go about doing it?
     

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