Maccast 2009.06.08 – WWDC Keynote Wrap-up

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 269. A show for Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast where I am joined by Victor Cajiao (Typical Mac User) to wrap up all the announcements from the 2009 WWDC keynote. We discuss the new Macbook Pro and Macbook Air models, Snow Leaoprd, iPhone OS 3.0, and the new iPhone 3Gs. Enjoy.

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  1. Ben | Jun 09 2009 - 01:12

    I believe that the line 6 demo for the guitar was the iPhone was the controller, not the engine for the emulator. Victor said that iPhone said was doing the amp emulations.

  2. Jim | Jun 09 2009 - 03:54

    Great remote coverage of WWDC although there was quite a bit of echo. Regarding the footprint reduction in OS X, one possibility is stripping the application binaries. Currently in Leopard, they are universal Mach-O (fat) binaries that contain runtime for both ppc and x86 code. With Snow-Leopard, they’ll have to store ppc (assuming PowerPC is supported), x86 (32-bit) and the new x86_64. All Core 2 based should be running x86_64.

    They can reclaim the disk space by stripping the architectures that are not needed during the install/upgrade. The “ditto” command can be used to achieve this. This does pose a problem for people who still use a mix environment, however. For example, one can’t just drag and drop an Application installed from one architecture and expect it to run on another. For Apple to include PowerPC support in Snow Leopard, the OS X install DVD would exceed the size of a dual layer DVD (8G). It’s this reason I’m thinking they will not include PowerPC support. I am hoping they support PowerPC though as I still have a Mac Mini and PowerBook that still runs great.

  3. Jim | Jun 09 2009 - 05:50

    The echo problem appears to be a local problem. A reboot fixed the problem. Sorry about that.

  4. Victor Cajiao | Jun 09 2009 - 05:47

    Ben thanks for the clarification. Doing things 2 hours after the keynote, one tends to fly by the seat of the pants a bit.

  5. Kim Helliwell | Jun 11 2009 - 06:47

    I think you missed the obvious reason for the 6 gigs recovered after installing Snow Leopard: since SL only supports Intel machines, the binaries are not universal binaries but Intel only, so they are of course smaller.