10.2 feature list


macrumors 68030
Original poster
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


macrumors 6502
May 2, 2002
Any word on speed (of redraws, and well...everything?) How much of a difference does Quartz Extreme make?


macrumors 68030
Original poster
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.


macrumors 65816

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.


macrumors 65816
Jan 31, 2002
Originally posted by ear2ear
No mention of Core Audio.
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.