Though the name Rhapsody is still being kicked around the press and some
the title means nothing inside Apple itself and was not referred to in any
shape or form at this years WWDC.
It seems that when Steve Jobs ousted Gill (Whos surname I know but cant
spell off hand) and the Apple Developer Insurrection reached a flash point
(It would have taken longer to develop applications for Rhapsody than for
System 7), Steve had the OS team redevelop the roadmap, and they came up
with OS X. Some features were lost, other features were gained and overall
there was not too much of a painful transition from one to another, but it's
a different gameplan. So just in the same way that OS X is not called
Copland (because it differs from Copland), it's also not called Rhapsody
(because it differs from Rhapsody).
I really don't know what the heck it's written in but I'm not sure if it
really matters (There is an awful lot of NeXT stuff in it but the system
gains overall from it's presence), all I know is that it works fairly well
as a turnkey solution and is squarely aimed at a different userspace than
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sdempsey [SMTP:sdempsey at iol.ie]
> Sent: Sunday, June 06, 1999 2:45 PM
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] [OT] Linux +Macs & Rhapsody
>> Yes I suppose that I am talking about Mac OS X but I was lead to believe
> ( from talking to a MAC using friend of mine ) that the Rhapsody name
> lives on but that Rhapsody and MAC OS X are being merged under the
> carbon initiative to form a new operating system.
>> I presume that OS X Server is the initial result. Is it still written
> in Objective C. This was a legacy of NextStep upon which it was based
> and was a bit off-putting way back in 1997.
>> ...shane D
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