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.