June 27, 2007

My Own Mac Scoop: Leopard's REAL Roadmap Revealed! For Serious!

Ignore those pretenders, who are simply grasping at fame and acclaim with their assertions that they've got the scoop. You know who has the real contacts, the real info, the real dirt -- and that who's name isn't Suzy-Loo.

It's me... is what I'm getting at.

Look, I talked to Apple's top, TOP brass at WWDC, and while, you know, they couldn't come right out and SAY what's happening with Leopard, well, let's just say they said ENOUGH. Enough so I could piece together this very detailed roadmap of Leopard's development:


- A handful of new features will be added -- ones that didn't make it the WWDC beta, but were clearly needed. Not many! (It's too close to release.)
- Bugs will be squashed -- 'regression' bugs will be given special priority.
- Performance will continue to be improved.
- Special emphasis will be placed on not introducing any new bugs at this stage.
- If a build seems particularly solid, we may see an interim beta released for developers.


- Only a couple of new features will be added -- ones that didn't make it in July, but are absolutely needed. The number will be extremely limited.
- More bugs will be fixed -- most attention will be given to things that used to work in Tiger, but don't any more.
- Even more performance tuning!
- "No new bugs" will be the goal.
- Depending on conditions, Apple may release a beta just to developers, to test against.


- The smallest possible number of new features will be added -- only ones that didn't make it in August, but are totally necessary. These will require special approval!
- Bugs fixing will be at a feverish pace -- especially bugs introduced in Leopard!
- The system will see speedups throughout, BUT...
- It will be unacceptable to introduce any regressions at this point.
- Developers may get a beta during September, if the build seems very solid, and Apple wants to verify it.


- Leopard!
- Unless it's delayed, in which case my sources say it'll come out later.


Hopefully I don't get my friends at Apple in trouble with this incredibly detailed peek inside their software process! Hopefully if I've revealed too much, my friends at Apple Legal will send me a cease and desist and I'll get even MORE PUBLICITY FOR MY SITE.

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Blogger aptiva said...

A insightful look into the future of apple's new computer "operating system"!

June 27, 2007 4:22 PM

Blogger Jack said...

Thank you for calling BS on this.

Next up: Apple's leaked documents speculating that they plan to make money from doing business.

June 27, 2007 4:49 PM

Anonymous Seth Willits said...

The sad but funny thing is that Wil is obviously right. :)

June 27, 2007 6:31 PM

Anonymous Mark Stultz said...

THANK YOU. I was afraid no one would poke fun at these roadmap plans.

June 27, 2007 7:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, great. Now Apple's going to have to not fix any bugs just to prove you wrong. Nice going, Shipley! What's next, you're going to leak their secret plan to build up a userbase for the iPhone?

June 27, 2007 7:53 PM

Anonymous Jonathan Grynspan said...

Eerily prescient!

June 28, 2007 4:42 AM

Anonymous sho'fr said...

next thing you know, you'll be predicting that the iphone might hit stores this Friday! Craziness.

June 28, 2007 8:04 AM

Anonymous lance said...

Here is the NDA release schedule for ZFS:

Early June - ZFS in for sure.
Late June - ZFS out.
July - ZFS in and then out again.
August - ZFS in but advertised as out.
September - ZFS out but advertised as in.
October - ZFS out and in at the same time.

June 28, 2007 11:47 AM

Blogger leeg said...

@lance: and then in November, with 10.5.1:
ZFS in, out, in, out, shake it all about.

June 29, 2007 2:28 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So... that makes ZFS a quantum computing technology?

June 29, 2007 11:18 PM


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