“Apple Computer has announced the next version of its flagship Mac OS X operating system will support Sun Microsystems’ open source DTrace performance analysis and debugging tool,” Brendon Chase reports for Builder AU. “DTrace was originally built by Sun as one of the most advanced features of its Solaris 10 operating system, but was released as open source software early in 2005 and has since made its way to other platforms, including FreeBSD.”
Chase reports, “The original creator of DTrace, Brian Cantrill, from Sun Microsystems, attended the conference with his team and was excited by the news his baby was being used by Apple. ‘This is very exciting news, as it brings DTrace to a whole slew of new users,’ he wrote on his blog yesterday in the US. Having laid hands on DTrace on Mac OS X myself just a few hours ago, I can tell you that while it’s not yet a complete port, it’s certainly enough to be uniquely useful.'”
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