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Old 03-20-2000, 09:38 PM
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Default What\'s going to happen when OSX is released?

OSX (the lickable os!) looks great, and seems to offer some amazing features (the best by far being stability), but will obviously come at a big price -- most of the software being currently used will probably cease to function exactly as it does now. I don’t think this will be a big issue for most other non-hardware dependent and timing crucial applications (graphic design/office and accounting apps seem to suffer less from OS upgrades), but I do see this as a big issue for:

• OMS -- was never really any good, but at least it works. From other posts on this site, it seems OMS is not under development any more. This would mean any problems that arise under OSX may never be fixed.

• ProTools -- It seems would be the perfect app to take advantage of the Cocoa environment, but when? And I assume this would mean a big re-write of PT code.

• Specialty apps -- such as those from Gallery etc.

Does anyone know of developments being carried out now to combat these issues?

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Old 03-21-2000, 02:46 PM
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I heard a rumor awhile ago that Avid and Digidesign were favorably impressed with OSX and therefore I would assume that they're planning something. And I don't see how they could do that without either addressing any serious OMS problems or coming up with a replacement.

anyone else hear anything?
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Old 03-23-2000, 06:26 PM
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My guess is EMagic will be quick to step to the plate, as they are with all updates, and integrating new hardware into Logic.

I guess the important thing here is that OS X will be the only OS on the Mac platform within a year or two, so developers who don't support it will lose out as Mac's come bundled with this OS. I've also heard that newer Mac's (UMA 2) will only run OS X.

Any official comment Digi?
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None so far. Let's get through 9.0 first.

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Old 03-23-2000, 11:34 PM
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Old 03-24-2000, 03:02 AM
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Hey,

Why don't you guys just skip 9.0 and start working on OSX? No one really needs 9.0 compatibility anyway .

Thanks, I'll take my answer off the air.

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Old 03-24-2000, 05:16 AM
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As far as OMS ....I heard that Apple has hired the guy that created OMS.

may be part of Quicktime??????




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Old 03-24-2000, 09:14 AM
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Here's an interview with a programmer I found on cubase.net:


Q: It seems that many pieces of long standing audio software, like DAE and OMS, are going to have some problems with a transition to OS X. Why would that be, and what will be challenging about developing for OS X?


Well, MacOS X is an entirely different system. The basic unit is Darwin, based on the Mach 3 kernel, which is actually a BSD 4.4 compliant UNIX (it's just not called BSD since it's lacking X-Windows) which is a lot different to the MacOS we all know and love. Although you can still run most classic MacOS applications from inside the emulation, migration to the native OS X is in order to make full use of the SMP capabilities, memory protection and other benefits OS X brings the user. Fortunately, after the software industry has turned the Copland proposal down, Apple have adopted a different strategy for the transition to the new system which should be quite seamless for most applications. Nonetheless I would expect that in the OMS and DAE case it would require rewriting these specific applications entirely, although the future of OMS still remains in the dark and Digidesign doesn't officially comment on OS X yet.
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Old 03-24-2000, 10:15 AM
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When is the OS X going to be released 4th quarter? Also, will this be the same time for the G5 release? Anybody have any inside info on Digi putting out a Mix+Farm on one card or a 96Khz system?
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Old 03-24-2000, 11:38 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Tom N:
[B]When is the OS X going to be released 4th quarter?
I heard July target

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