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Source code. In fact, I ported a large... 3,512 Views / 129 Replies  
Source code. In fact, I ported a large application to OS X 64 bit, scheduled to ship soon, and I haven't encountered a single problem that money could have solved.
To port a large application, you...
Posted by stew, on Apr 8, 2008 at 06:46 PM, in Applications
The only 64bit version of an application... 3,512 Views / 129 Replies  
The only 64bit version of an application comparable to Photoshop would be the Gimp running on Linux - the OS X versions I'm aware of are all 32bit only.

If Adobe is slacking, so is everyone else....
Posted by stew, on Apr 8, 2008 at 05:00 PM, in Applications
Apple claims it literally on this web page titled... 3,512 Views / 129 Replies  
Apple claims it literally on this web page titled "Upgrading to the Mac OS X HIToolbox: It's the future"...
Posted by stew, on Apr 8, 2008 at 02:57 PM, in Applications
Then what? Photoshop 64bit wouldn't come any... 3,512 Views / 129 Replies  
Then what?
Photoshop 64bit wouldn't come any faster through that. You can't solve programming problems by throwing money at them.
Posted by stew, on Apr 8, 2008 at 01:52 PM, in Applications
Obviously. And those who didn't learn it from the... 3,512 Views / 129 Replies  
Obviously. And those who didn't learn it from the 3GHz G5 hopefully learn it this time: ignore anything Apple announces. Wait until it ships (or not).
Posted by stew, on Apr 7, 2008 at 11:31 PM, in Applications
And that's why the (still current) developer... 3,512 Views / 129 Replies  
And that's why the (still current) developer documentation for HIToobox...
Posted by stew, on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:06 PM, in Applications
USB WLAN adapter recommendations 511 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a Mac Mini G4 for development purposes that I finally want to bring to the wireless age. Internal cards for it cost a fortune here, where USB WLAN adapters are available anywhere for 20-30...
Posted by stew, on Nov 20, 2007 at 07:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Depending on who you ask, a Leopard and a Panther... 2,473 Views / 36 Replies  
Depending on who you ask, a Leopard and a Panther are the same. To quote wikipedia:

I vote for Fritz the Cat (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5747567104052231843).
Posted by stew, on Nov 9, 2007 at 05:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Precisely - you have to do it in the main thread... 22,460 Views / 420 Replies  
Precisely - you have to do it in the main thread (which may be busy at the time). If it were thread safe, you could do it from any thread.
Posted by stew, on Nov 1, 2007 at 05:18 PM, in Mac OS X
After reading the HIToolbox release notes, it... 22,460 Views / 420 Replies  
After reading the HIToolbox release notes, it might be that it's the Carbon file dialog you see instead of the Cocoa dialog (beats me why the two have to look different to begin with). While 10.5...
Posted by stew, on Oct 31, 2007 at 04:44 AM, in Mac OS X
Bought it and it works beautifully. I can run... 799 Views / 19 Replies  
Bought it and it works beautifully. I can run VS.net from my Boot Camp partition, it sees two CPU cores and shows up correctly in Expose. Neat :)
Posted by stew, on Jun 13, 2007 at 01:32 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
An AppleCare Protection Plan. Yes. But don't... 769 Views / 7 Replies  
An AppleCare Protection Plan.

Yes. But don't spend a dime on any add-on products for that problem. You can either put a sheet of paper between the keyboard and the screen or you do what I do,...
Posted by stew, on Apr 16, 2007 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's acceptable. Make sure you have lots of RAM... 420 Views / 5 Replies  
It's acceptable. Make sure you have lots of RAM in your machine.
Posted by stew, on Apr 27, 2006 at 03:39 PM, in Applications
What software will you be using for school? Many... 588 Views / 2 Replies  
What software will you be using for school? Many music applications haven't been ported to Intel yet, and they are simply unusable under emulation. If you need a machine to run Max/MSP or ProTools...
Posted by stew, on Apr 24, 2006 at 04:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Fatar keyboards are excellent, I have one and I... 941 Views / 20 Replies  
Fatar keyboards are excellent, I have one and I love it. The key action is somewhere between my Schimmel upright and an average grand - you can feel that it's gravity and hammers and not a spring...
Posted by stew, on Mar 24, 2006 at 07:27 PM, in Applications
What did Sun do? 2,270 Views / 54 Replies  
What did Sun do?
Posted by stew, on Feb 20, 2006 at 11:03 AM, in Mac OS X
"Universal Binary" simply says that it runs... 461 Views / 4 Replies  
"Universal Binary" simply says that it runs without Rosetta. It doesn't say anything about speed whatsoever, some UBs may run faster on PPC, others may run faster on Intel.
Posted by stew, on Feb 20, 2006 at 07:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Keep in mind that OS X Server does require a... 1,888 Views / 62 Replies  
Keep in mind that OS X Server does require a serial number.

The Visual Studio Express Editions are free downloads. Though, free != open (which also goes for Xcode).
Posted by stew, on Oct 3, 2005 at 08:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Flames and smoke. That's what a broken... 70,896 Views / 417 Replies  
Flames and smoke.

That's what a broken display cable can do...scary.
Posted by stew, on Jul 13, 2005 at 09:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's a "fun" iBook video: ... 70,896 Views / 417 Replies  
Here's a "fun" iBook video:
http://twoday.net/static/stewreo/images/ibookfire.jpg (http://media.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~lubosch/ibook_vcd.mpg)
Posted by stew, on Jul 11, 2005 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would love a widescreen iBook. :) 17,054 Views / 128 Replies  
I would love a widescreen iBook. :)
Posted by stew, on Feb 28, 2005 at 11:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
But will it have overlapping windows? 1,554 Views / 26 Replies  
But will it have overlapping windows?
Posted by stew, on Mar 16, 2004 at 09:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Nothing at all. Open the hard drive, create a... 2,516 Views / 57 Replies  
Nothing at all. Open the hard drive, create a folder. You don't need to be root or anything, just go ahead and do it. I don't see why the system should be putting such strange restrictions on what...
Posted by stew, on Mar 15, 2004 at 01:42 PM, in Mac OS X
It's not hidden very well. Open your system... 2,516 Views / 57 Replies  
It's not hidden very well.
Open your system drive in the Finder. Try creating a folder called "Volumes". Or "dev". If it were hidden properly, I would be able to create such a folder. (Similar to...
Posted by stew, on Mar 15, 2004 at 11:43 AM, in Mac OS X
Why would you need to put it in the /dev tree... 2,516 Views / 57 Replies  
Why would you need to put it in the /dev tree when it's only interesting for developers? /dev is visible from the Terminal, and also from the Finder if you use TinkerTool - and you don't have to be a...
Posted by stew, on Mar 15, 2004 at 08:23 AM, in Mac OS X
I don't see how quotas are related to a... 2,516 Views / 57 Replies  
I don't see how quotas are related to a non-volume oriented approach.
All the other points your mentioned can be just as well solved with symbolic links in a volumeoriented system.

The...
Posted by stew, on Mar 15, 2004 at 07:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Nope, it is a natural approach. I have a CD,... 2,516 Views / 57 Replies  
Nope, it is a natural approach. I have a CD, physically separate from the iBook's internal hard drive and again separate from my external firewire drive. Merging them all in one hierarchy is an...
Posted by stew, on Mar 14, 2004 at 04:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, it's Unix, but it's not Linux and the... 1,188 Views / 16 Replies  
Well, it's Unix, but it's not Linux and the differences can be felt. The MachO vs ELF issue is making trouble every now and then when you try to compile non-trivial (using numerous libraries) Linux...
Posted by stew, on Mar 13, 2004 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How would the terminal deal with smart folders,... 8,380 Views / 140 Replies  
How would the terminal deal with smart folders, by the way?
Posted by stew, on Mar 13, 2004 at 11:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Which has disadvantages on its own. Treating... 2,516 Views / 57 Replies  
Which has disadvantages on its own. Treating volumes like directories may make things easier for developers, but it doesn't match any users's mental image - because volumes are not directories.
...
Posted by stew, on Mar 13, 2004 at 03:58 PM, in Mac OS X
The tree structure is already an abstraction. If... 8,380 Views / 140 Replies  
The tree structure is already an abstraction. If you don't want any abstraction, feel free to use an interface to the inodes directly.
Posted by stew, on Mar 13, 2004 at 08:53 AM, in Mac OS X
Oubivieously not ;) 2,757 Views / 74 Replies  
Oubivieously not ;)
Posted by stew, on Mar 11, 2004 at 07:54 PM, in Applications
As a long-term Safari-user, I went 100% Mozilla... 2,757 Views / 74 Replies  
As a long-term Safari-user, I went 100% Mozilla recently. The sidebar's cool, using search engines other than Google without hacking binaries and a mail client that recognizes all of my IMAP folders...
Posted by stew, on Mar 11, 2004 at 03:02 PM, in Applications
It would make sense if it was clear that this are... 8,380 Views / 140 Replies  
It would make sense if it was clear that this are in fact two views on the same folder. However, there's no way to tell if you are looking at two separate views on a folder called "home" or if there...
Posted by stew, on Mar 10, 2004 at 03:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Except that the Aqua Finder is not spatial, see... 8,380 Views / 140 Replies  
Except that the Aqua Finder is not spatial, see Mr. Siracusa's article for details.
Posted by stew, on Mar 10, 2004 at 06:42 AM, in Mac OS X
I have a similar DivX. Playing it in VLC is a... 882 Views / 13 Replies  
I have a similar DivX. Playing it in VLC is a reliable way of locking up any OS X computer (I tried several) so that nothing would respond any more (including command-option-eesc).
Posted by stew, on Feb 26, 2004 at 08:39 AM, in Mac OS X
I feel with you, man. My iBook's logic board... 669 Views / 2 Replies  
I feel with you, man. My iBook's logic board failed for the second time last friday, and my thesis deadline is this friday. Luckily, I was using LaTeX to type my thesis, so I was able continue my...
Posted by stew, on Feb 25, 2004 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Won't that collide with the global menu bar? Say,... 685 Views / 9 Replies  
Won't that collide with the global menu bar? Say, I have an open terminal and want to select a menu item - how do I move the mouse up to the menu bar without hovering over the Desktop and with it...
Posted by stew, on Feb 25, 2004 at 07:43 PM, in Mac OS X
http://www.hdm-stuttgart.de/~sw19/visu/ibookdj.jpg... 4,075 Views / 31 Replies  
http://www.hdm-stuttgart.de/~sw19/visu/ibookdj.jpg
Me an my iBook, which will soon get its third logic board :(
Posted by stew, on Feb 23, 2004 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
At 2.5% market share, this qualifies as "security... 640 Views / 3 Replies  
At 2.5% market share, this qualifies as "security by obscurity". How big are the chances that anyone who wants to hack a server has ever touched OS X Server before?
Posted by stew, on Feb 23, 2004 at 04:59 PM, in Mac OS X
And I don't want to put up with my CPU being... 3,617 Views / 86 Replies  
And I don't want to put up with my CPU being wasted for stupid blitting tasks until then. I can't afford buying the latest PowerMac every year, and I'm sure there's tons of other G3 users that wish...
Posted by stew, on Feb 18, 2004 at 12:30 PM, in Mac OS X
In my experience, Mozilla and FireFox on BeOS... 3,617 Views / 86 Replies  
In my experience, Mozilla and FireFox on BeOS were slow ever since. Opera or NetPositive always seemed much faster to me.
Also, keep in mind that BeOS' drivers are nearly as optimized as Mac OS' or...
Posted by stew, on Feb 18, 2004 at 05:56 AM, in Mac OS X
With some routers I had problems using the web... 546 Views / 8 Replies  
With some routers I had problems using the web from OS X that could be solved by reducing the MTU.

See this: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031116054614609
Posted by stew, on Feb 17, 2004 at 08:00 PM, in Mac OS X
What do you mean exactly? I hope you're not... 3,617 Views / 86 Replies  
What do you mean exactly? I hope you're not referring to the myth of the non-multitasking in OS 9. OS 9 does multitask - cooperatively. When you scroll in a web browser in OS 9, does iTunes stop...
Posted by stew, on Feb 17, 2004 at 07:38 PM, in Mac OS X
You can do it the same way it's done in OS 9:... 3,617 Views / 86 Replies  
You can do it the same way it's done in OS 9: From VRAM to VRAM. There is no need to do the blit in they system RAM and then copying it to the VRAM - the VRAM does already have all the information it...
Posted by stew, on Feb 17, 2004 at 05:59 AM, in Mac OS X
That is more than just cosmetics. It does help... 1,707 Views / 34 Replies  
That is more than just cosmetics. It does help reading long lists, that was the reason why back in the days paper for dot matrix printers had a similar pattern.
Posted by stew, on Feb 16, 2004 at 08:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Would be interesting to do a similar profiling on... 3,617 Views / 86 Replies  
Would be interesting to do a similar profiling on an OS 9 or X11 browser. Did you try browsers other than Omniweb?

It'd be a shame if OS X' _mempcy didn't use AltiVec!

Disable double buffering...
Posted by stew, on Feb 16, 2004 at 08:13 PM, in Mac OS X
With the human mind being very easy to trick*, I... 3,617 Views / 86 Replies  
With the human mind being very easy to trick*, I suspect people would perceive OS X as much faster if Apple changed nothing about the scrolling itself but just made the scroll bar stick to the...
Posted by stew, on Feb 16, 2004 at 06:35 PM, in Mac OS X
That's because I'm not out to impress. Web forums... 3,617 Views / 86 Replies  
That's because I'm not out to impress. Web forums are not pissing contests, at least not in my view. If you are interested in my CV, feel free to PM me, but I have no intention whatsoever to brag in...
Posted by stew, on Feb 16, 2004 at 06:17 PM, in Mac OS X
In case you missed it, this thread is not about... 3,617 Views / 86 Replies  
In case you missed it, this thread is not about me, the education system of the country I live in, my former employment or my choice of subject for my thesis.

This forum and this thread are about...
Posted by stew, on Feb 16, 2004 at 03:25 PM, in Mac OS X
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