Next IE version Cocoa

Geert

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While I read through the keynote Monday, I didn't take much notice to this, but yesterday and today it occured to me that the next version of IE will be Cocoa. I'm not just making this up, but it is fact:

from Maccentral Keynote coverage.
Mac developers have pushed out roughly 3,000 OS X-native applications since the operating system's March 2001 debut. However, many of those programs run on both OS 9 and OS X -- "understandable in this transition," Jobs said. What Apple would like to see now is more companies following the lead of Microsoft, which announced last month that all future product releases would be OS X-only, like its native Office v.X productivity suite.
so all future releases will be native X, meaning IE will be too, or....
there will be no newer version of IE for mac (but I doubt that)
 

FelixDerKater

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OS X Native does not automatically mean Cocoa... Look at Office v.X! Although it runs natively on OS X and is not usable in OS 9, it is still Carbon. Don't expect a Cocoa version of IE for quite awhile... :p
 

chmorley

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Nope

Sounds like they will be writing Carbon apps that will not run in OS 9. They even compare them to Office X, which clearly suffers from the overhead of Carbon. A Cocoa version of IE and Office would be nice, but that's not what the release says.

I'm afraid you were making it up. :(

Chris
 

mcrain

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Think Secret had this today:

Microsoft to release major Mac Internet Explorer update

May 8, 2002 - At a speaking event last month, Kevin Browne, general manager of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit, said that while he sees the company's Internet Explorer web browser as the most complete browser for Mac, it's still not "the product we want it to be yet." Sources say that a "major update" to Internet Explorer is indeed on its way, and it might be showing its face sooner rather than later.
 

sjs

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I love the tabbing feature of Chimera and use it for that alone, sometimes. However, thsi browser IS NOT ready for prime time yet. OW is substantially more stable and is getting better at rendering pages, and has other features lacking in Chimera.

As for new IE...12 to 18 months or more, based on comments by an MS/Mac unit guy.
 

BeerDrinker29

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Originally posted by mcrain
Think Secret had this today:

Microsoft to release major Mac Internet Explorer update

May 8, 2002 - At a speaking event last month, Kevin Browne, general manager of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit, said that while he sees the company's Internet Explorer web browser as the most complete browser for Mac, it's still not "the product we want it to be yet." Sources say that a "major update" to Internet Explorer is indeed on its way, and it might be showing its face sooner rather than later.
I'm going to start my own rumor site.
May 8, 2002 - Sometime, in the future, Mac OS X will be updated. It could come soon, or we may have to wait, sources report.

Of interest, sources report that a "major update" is also in the works, but refused to comment on details.

:)
 
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