So is Snow Leopard dead to developers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rhyalus, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Rhyalus macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2011
    Hello All,

    I love 10.6 on my MBP and have no plans for updating to Lion.

    But one thing that I have noticed is that many programs are being updated for Lion, but further development seems to have stopped for SL.

    I used to use Maintenance, and I checked Onyx - both seem to have 10.6 versions that are not advancing. Also, I use MagicPrefs and a couple of other utility programs that are stuck.

    What do you guys think?

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I would say that developers are looking to the future as apple is.

    This might be a case of the development platform being Lion only as well. I haven't developed anything in OSX in ages so I can't be totally sure about this.
  3. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Developers will mostly jump on the new OS bandwagon because OS X users (unlike Windows counterparts) tend to upgrade to the new OS fairly quickly. $30 is not really a hard sell...compared to $$$. And you often don't need new hardware either.

    Doesn't help matters that Apple also adopts this approach. For example iCloud and iBook Author are Lion only.

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