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QotD: April 29

Question: Are you ready for Tiger?

My Answer: You bet!

You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

6 Responses to "QotD: April 29"

  1. Well, I've been running Tiger for a few months now, so I'd have to say yes. 🙂

  2. I played with one of the closed betas a while back, and I liked it. I still think Mail sucks, but I'll live. I need Tiger...oh so bad.

  3. No - it appears my Pismo 500mhz Powerbook G3 with 1 gig. RAM and Firewire is not supported by Tiger, though clamshell iBooks are. I wonder what that's about? This machine is not ready to retire!

  4. The only thing I don't like about Mail is the appearance of toolbar icons. They're ugly. Hopefully Apple will revise them at some point. I think I understand the reasoning, though. They wanted to make the toolbar icons take up less space. There's a fair amount of space to separate items in an NSToolbar. So they combined some separate items into new super items (reply/replyall/forward, for example), so there are fewer gaps and thus less wasted space. To make it obvious that these items have been collapsed in this way, they've put in a sort of pseudo-NSSegmentedControl look. It's ugly, but it does get the point across.

    If you want separate items (you don't want reply glued to reply all and forward, for example) don't worry. The separate reply, etc. items are still around They have the ugly background, but they're still an option.

    Aside from the toolbar, the new Mail is great. The searching is great, and I like the new source list which replaces the awkward drawer. (Although I had been accustomed to having that drawer on the right, so now I have to get used to having my mailboxes on the left.)

  5. I had to update b/c the gcc that ships with Panther (version 3.3) has a bug that causes the boost compile to break. It works fine in the version that comes with Tiger (dunno if I'm allowed to say the version number without violating the NDA).

  6. No, I still haven't had an opportunity to try out any of the older cats.