Leopard Development Roadmap Revealed?

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MacScoop claims to have procured the Mac OS X "Leopard" development roadmap running up to the software's October release.

Major build milestones are said to include a build by early July which will include some fixes for Airport, UI, API, and Developer Tools issues. A following build in August will be feature-complete, adding minor features and adjustments. MacScoop believes that the build handed to developers at WWDC was only mostly feature complete, and that Apple may still polish the user interface, including the menu bar and Dock.

Final Candidate stages are said to arrive in early September, with 4-6 weeks of testing until the Gold Master is certified, with a release in late October.
 

Sbrocket

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I see no actual source cited, though. I dunno...I'm gonna call shenanigans on this one. It would be incredible easy for someone to write this off the top of their head and submit it as "news."
 

brandon6684

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Great another last day of the month release. Not that I expected any differently from Apple. I just want my new OS dammit!
 

longofest

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I see no actual source cited, though. I dunno...I'm gonna call shenanigans on this one. It would be incredible easy for someone to write this off the top of their head and submit it as "news."
In all fairness, that's the way any rumor site ends up operating, since we don't necessarily put our sources out on the line.
 

Cameront9

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Only one thing that I WANT changed, and that's to put the rounded corners back in the menubar. They've been there since 1984 and it would be really sad to lose them now.
 

Texas04

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It would be weird to change the dock and menubar cos those were kind of the only big changes we saw at WWDC.

The one change I'd like to see is 3D icons to match the 3D dock, kinda makes sense! (Except for the trash, the one icon that already is 3D).
Then again we also lost, or got confused with some of the features that we saw in the first preview of Leopard and the second. iChat for example..
 

AppleMatt389

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What im wondering, is how after releasing so many buggy builds of leopard after WWDC 2006, they managed to make such a stable build for WWDC 2007. Kinda irrelevant now. However, i want my goddam leopard.
 

NewbieNerd

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I just want my developer copy of the WWDC Leopard Beta to become available for download soon. That should be more than enough to tide me over til October. :)
 

stesch

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Rounded menubar corners

Only one thing that I WANT changed, and that's to put the rounded corners back in the menubar. They've been there since 1984 and it would be really sad to lose them now.
I agree, bring back the rounded corners on the menubar...I'll miss them.
 

typecase

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Great another last day of the month release. Not that I expected any differently from Apple. I just want my new OS dammit!
Yes, I was so hoping it would be early October but knowing Apple, it will be October 31st. Leopard's feature set is disappointing now and I was hoping against hope that the "secret features" revealed at WWDC would be killer. No such luck. :eek: I've dashed my hopes already so that I won't be let down again. ;)
 

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I'm going to say that this is just made up by someone, but it is probably fairly close to the truth. I hope that leopard isn't released in late October though.
 

ppnkg

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To tell you the truth, I don't care if Leopard is out October 1 October 30 or November 1 or 15. The only thing one can complain about is that Apple promised an earlier release - but that doesn't really really matter. We know now that TIGER is still better than anything that's out there, including Vista, and we know that leopard is basically going to be an even better tiger. The way I see it, let apple polish it as much as possible and release something that won't need to be patched a week after release.
 

skwoytek

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Only one thing that I WANT changed, and that's to put the rounded corners back in the menubar. They've been there since 1984 and it would be really sad to lose them now.
Since I obviously can't argue with an opinion, I'll state mine.

I love the new square cornered menubar. It actually fits the square corner of my display bezel. I've always found the rounded corner out of place, particularly with the squared bottom.

The other change that I like is the rounded drop down menu corners.

The new layout looks better than the old - IMO of course.

Oh, and I love the transparency of the new menubar. After I learned about this UI change I downloaded menushade to see what I thought. I love it. It really makes my app windows stand out.
 

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nlivo

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I agree, bring back the rounded corners on the menubar...I'll miss them.
i have seen this complaint everywhere yet i still don't know what they are specifically talking about....can someone please give me a detailed description of what they are talking about or even a screen capture of the differences :) , please
 

age234

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PLEASE let the iCal icon display the current date even when not running.

Flat iTunes 7 scrollbars and putting back the curved corners might be nice, I don't know. Other than that, I've really come to accept and rather like the UI changes overall.
 

age234

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i have seen this complaint everywhere yet i still don't know what they are specifically talking about....can someone please give me a detailed description of what they are talking about or even a screen capture of the differences :) , please
People are talking about the tiny rounded corners of the menu bar at the upper left and right corners of the screen. There is a little curved area of black that makes the screen appear slightly rounded.

The bottom corners used to appear rounded as well. It became less pronounced with OS 8, then disappeared when OS X first came out.
 

skwoytek

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i have seen this complaint everywhere yet i still don't know what they are specifically talking about....can someone please give me a detailed description of what they are talking about or even a screen capture of the differences :) , please
See post #19. Leopard on the left, Tiger on the right.

iCal is still Jul 17 until opened. You'd think, with everything else that they can do, that they could update the Cal without actually opening iCal...

Fanned stacks are currently only available with the dock on the bottom. Stacks open in grid only on side mounted docks.
 

fluidinclusion

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10.3 had square corners too

Since I obviously can't argue with an opinion, I'll state mine.

I love the new square cornered menubar. It actually fits the square corner of my display bezel. I've always found the rounded corner out of place, particularly with the squared bottom.

The other change that I like is the rounded drop down menu corners.

The new layout looks better than the old - IMO of course.

Oh, and I love the transparency of the new menubar. After I learned about this UI change I downloaded menushade to see what I thought. I love it. It really makes my app windows stand out.
OS X 10.3 (I'm using it) has square menu corners. The rounded cornere seem to be only in 10.4.
 
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