Forwarding Address: OS X

Saturday, March 15, 2003

Reading over the release notes for recent Eudora betas I noticed a lot of negative comments about OS X. Some may merely be factual -- I don't have the expertise to say. But there's an undercurrent of bitterness that is undeniable: "...[A]pple's broken OSX network reachability call ... OSX control manager bug ... broken Jaguar Unicode converter ... [A]pple no longer believes in colored [menu] text ..." and the most bitter, "OS SUX doesn't allow dragging by window edges..."

I've always appreciated the candor in Qualcomm's update notes. Unlike Apple, they don't say "improved functionality of feature X" when they really mean "fixed stupid bug in feature X." But I'm wondering if there is some larger significance to these comments. Does Qualcomm have insufficient luv for OS X to keep Eudora competitive long-term? How common are these sentiments among old-school Mac developers? Would it all be better in Cocoa? Any developers with comments, I'm all ears. Discuss