Apple’s Mac OS X Snow Leopard to feature massively rewritten Cocoa Finder

“Apple next-generation Snow Leopard operating system will introduce a massive re-write of the Mac OS X Finder and debut a new feature called ImageBoot,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.

“People familiar with matter say the Finder, which currently stands as one of the oldest Carbon-based applications in the Mac OS portfolio, has been completely re-written in the company’s native object-oriented application program environment called Cocoa,” Jade reports.

“When it makes its debut next spring, Snow Leopard will also introduce a third option for disc image-based installation called ImageBoot,” Jade reports. “Based on Apple’s local NetBoot technology, the method will let users boot a Mac simply by placing and launching a disc image on any storage partition outside of the primary partition for which they wish to install copies of Mac OS X.”

More in the full article here.

34 Comments

  1. Cocoa finder – cool!

    That’s such good news. I really love cocoa and I always have a hard time finding it! Anything that helps in finding cocoa is alright with me! Can’t get enough.

  2. “Finder + Cocoa = Finder.”

    Mostly true, but with one major caveat: A Cocoa Finder can (and will) be fully 64-bit, whereas Carbon is never going 64-bit.

    A Cocoa Finder would also showcase the Core technologies, leading to an interface that could have even greater depth and fluidity than Leopard – and that’s saying something.

  3. Imagine! OSX is already years ahead of microglup’s poor thing!!… what will it be when Snow starts porring into our Mac??!! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. The biggie for me in Snow Leopard will be better Exchange support.

    I’m currently trying to fight off another IT attempt to bludgeon me into downgrading to a Pissy. Improved Exhange support would be another weapon in the fight every time the issue of my Mac use surfaces.

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