Yesterday I read through the 10.1 AppKit (Cocoa ApplicationKit Framework) release notes.
Here are the highlights, from my POV:
- NSStatusBar is the thing in the system menu that holds the custom menu items. NSStatusBarItem (I assume) is the class that represents A custom menu.
- Cocoa apps can have custom and dynamically generated custom menus from the dock!
- Keyboard navigation (see Keyboard Control panel)
- Ctrl-D for Don't Save in Save Panels
- Support for discovering when screens are added and removed when waking up from sleep
- Credits.html is looked for before Credits.rtf(d), so you can put links in your credits list in the About panel and they're clickable to the web browser.
- First Responder Action methods for speaking user-visible text
- Many NSDrawer bugs fixed.
- NSMovie now supports URLs for movie references (http:, rtsp:, etc.)
Well, seeing as how there is a 17% literacy rate among women (I read that somewhere recently, my apologies for not linking to it or providing any kind of source for that statistic) in Afghanistan, first you'd have to teach most of them how to read. Then, yeah, send them to college, a truly great idea!
Oh pooh. Weblogs.com is turning a corner and didn't use its signal light.
HELP SAVE POLITICALLY INCORRECT!!
Paul Boutin: "But until we can link to some Afghan webcams or bloggers in Baghdad, there's a big hole in the conversation. Our use of the word we doesn't really mean all of us."
It's going to be a little difficult to see webcams in Afghan, considering the Tablian outlawed the Internet earlier this year. Get used to the hole... it'll be a while before it closes.
The Onion: God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule
Thanks for pointing me to the Onion, Robert! I needed that.
FINALLY! This is Apple's response to VisualBasic.
Holy moly... Cocoa apps with AppleScript bindings. Looks like it'll be using Interface-Builder concepts. (The icon even has the IB icon embedded in it)
I think I have to learn AppleScript now.
OS X 10.1 totally rocks. Check out the rest of the AppleScript on OS X section too. Amazing stuff.