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Despite on the ongoing controversy regarding the Tiger screenshots posted yesterday, the screenshots do introduce some interesting concepts.

One, which was not posted initially is one of a new application called Pipeline.

The application reportedly provides non-programmers the ability to link together actions in Applescript to create their own self-contained Applescript applications.

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swingerofbirch

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more metal?

ugg....metal on a powerbook looks cool...metal on a software program looks tacky

it's interesting, i heard that this release of mac os x was going to be a "solid" release (jaguar) as opposed to the "new features" type release (panther), but if these rumors are to be believed, it looks like apple has quite a few new gimmicks--er--features up its sleeve
 

Stella

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Seems very innovative, simple for the non-developer to hack up quick applescript apps.

I can believe apple doing this sort of thing.

No Doubt You'll see this sort of thing implemented in VB for the Window version after longhorn...
 

BWhaler

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This is a great idea.

I'm really hoping Apple dresses up Tiger to the nines with speed, security, and new functionality. ESPECIALLY iCal, Address book, and Mail.
 

nsb3000

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Macrumors said:
Despite on the ongoing controversy regarding the Tiger screenshots posted yesterday, the screenshots do introduce some interesting concepts.

One, which was not posted initially is one of a new application called Pipeline.

The application reportedly provides non-programmers the ability to link together actions in Applescript to create their own self-contained Applescript applications.

This screen shot looks more real to me than the other set. It seems too sophisticated for someone to have come up with on their own. I wonder weather Arn has any other images up his sleeve?
 

nsb3000

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swingerofbirch said:
ugg....metal on a powerbook looks cool...metal on a software program looks tacky

it's interesting, i heard that this release of mac os x was going to be a "solid" release (jaguar) as opposed to the "new features" type release (panther), but if these rumors are to be believed, it looks like apple has quite a few new gimmicks--er--features up its sleeve

While I agree with you, its Steve's way or the highway on this subject. Panther should of taught you that!
 

thedogcow

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Now what is this?

Oh, thats right. A bunch of horse****...

I just want the new displays on monday so that way I can buy my damn new power mac with a new display and not pay anymore attention to these insipid rumor sites.
 

nsb3000

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Unlike all the other TIGER screenshots, this App looks real, interesting , and useful. Builds on Apple script and makes it even more accessible to the average user. I guess we will have to wait till Monday to get the full scoop on this... :cool:
 

Dr. Dastardly

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This is something I can totaly see Apple coming up with. Innovative and easy to use and everyone would love to fiddle around with this little utility. If Apple doesn't make it someone please do. I'll give you money. :p
 

el_aarono

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me too

Freg3000 said:
The "Alert" symbol looks like it was pulled out of the OS 9 closet....


That is the first thing I noticed as well. Kind of strange, but if this is a beta version or something then why not play around and use a "dorky" old-school icon. This could really be a fun app though. Hope it's the real deal. :)

later,

A
 

el_aarono

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not really...

Doctor Q said:
Opposing viewpoint: This is a terrible idea. If everyone can program this easily, we programmers will be out of a job! :(

I don't think this app will replace professional programmers. Did Garageband put professional musicians out of work? Instead Pipeline (assuming it's real) will allow the average user to do more novel things with their machine, which is what Apple is all about in my opinion. i.e., Now I can make my own music, movies, DVDs, basic applications, etc.

-A.


edit: grammar
 

macnews

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From the sounds of it, there is no way Pipeline will put programmers out of a job. I would love to learn applescript and it seems like Pipeline will help out those who know some applescript. At the very least it seems like it will help users customize and automate some common/frequent tasks. Things people probably won't pay for anyway unless you do it as shareware for $10-$20.
 

Dr. Dastardly

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macnews said:
From the sounds of it, there is no way Pipeline will put programmers out of a job. I would love to learn applescript and it seems like Pipeline will help out those who know some applescript. At the very least it seems like it will help users customize and automate some common/frequent tasks. Things people probably won't pay for anyway unless you do it as shareware for $10-$20.
Exactly! I think this will get people more interested in programming and making their computer do exactly what you want it to do when you want it and get more people into apple script.

Besides this program will be used by more intermediate users that might want to try their hand at programming than grandma and grandpa who just want to access mail.

I see this becoming a great learning tool. :D
 

pyrotoaster

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This would be a fantastic new feature. I love fiddling with AppleScript in Interface Builder, and this would actually let me do some real stuff without real programming (yee haw!).

Certainly feels like something Apple would love do to, but we'll have to wait and see if it's real... ;)
 

Punani

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Nothing weird

Freg3000 said:
The "Alert" symbol looks like it was pulled out of the OS 9 closet....
There is nothing really surprising about this if one has tinkered with AppleScript a bit...

Open up Script Editor and run this:

display dialog "Icon Test" with icon note

:D
 

Doctor Q

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Dr. Dastardly said:
Besides this program will be used by more intermediate users that might want to try their hand at programming than grandma and grandpa who just want to access mail.
That's the same role AppleScript has tried to play. This adds another level of convenience.

(I'm not really worried that programmers will be out of work. Somebody has to set the clocks on VCRs, and we're still qualified to do that. :) )
 

the silver fox

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Doctor Q said:
That's the same role AppleScript has tried to play. This adds another level of convenience.

(I'm not really worried that programmers will be out of work. Somebody has to set the clocks on VCRs, and we're still qualified to do that. :) )

Guys... Designers thought they were out of a job when the Desktop Programming revoluton happened. I think you are all quite safe. ;)
 

nsb3000

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Punani said:
Maybe this is somewhat of a HyperCard replacement? :)

I thought this at first too, but there are a lot of things you could do with Hyper card that you can't do with Apple Script...
 
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