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New QuickTime and desktop code shows in Snow Leopard

updated 04:55 pm EST, Fri March 6, 2009

QT, Cocoa in Snow Leopard

Apple is distributing a new build of Mac OS X Snow Leopard to its developer community, adding a redesigned QuickTime Player and a Cocoa-based desktop. AppleInsider reports that beta 10A286 was released Friday morning, with a completely redesigned version of QuickTime thought to be QuickTime X, featuring a minimal user interface geared towards playback. The first-ever Cocoa-based desktop is said to include updated info windows and contextual menus.

Apple is also believed to have told developers about a dozen significant issues remaining with Mac OS X 10.6, which may require several months of work before a release candidate is ready. The new build arrives a month after build 10A261, which featured Core Location and multi-touch frameworks, new printer driver delivery and unique visual additions, such as a Put Back option in Finder and a grid-view interface for stacks.

by MacNN Staff



  1. chucker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    snow leopard

    I thought there were not going to be any new features in snow leopard,

    a redesigned (cocoa) would be heaven to us poor orphaned G5 users,

    heck, even a redesigned get info box (one that say you could copy a files path out of) would be a major upgrade....

  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Cocoa, but not Universal

    If snow leopard drops PPC support, AND it comes out in Jan 2010, then the newest PowerMac not supported would be 3 years old. It seems early, but perhaps Apple's zeal to make great computers now (or THEN) means dropping old HW earlier than normal (5 years).

    My CD Gen1 iMac is already 3 years old. It will be 4 in 2010 and ready for replacement. Snow leopard will be a nice improvement.

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Great Scott!

    Apple makes great software, but their hardware is anemic at best. And app developers pick up on new features in OS X very quickly, so a Mac that can't run the latest software is a has-been.

    Obsoleting a computer after 3 years would be a... great pity.

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