So, since I'm on vacation, I wanted to remind you of some possibilities Apple has for future versions of OS X after places in California that have inspired me:
- OS X Fresno
- OS X Bakersfield
- OS X Clapper Gap (thanks Bill Childers on ADN)
- OS X Brawley
- OS X El Centro
- OS X Wasco
- OS X Pumpkin Center (Kern county is just a gold mine for fun place names)
- OS X Barrio Logan
- OS X Rio Linda
- OS X Compton (requires optional Thunderbolt Glock .40)
- OS X South Central Los Angeles
and, of course, something that I know inspires Apple a lot,
- OS X Weed
To make this blog post actually have a point, though, this presents any app that supports versions prior to 10.9 (and most will, though 10.9 appears not to drop support for any 10.8-compatible machines) with a problem: the new flat visual style in 10.9 is rather different from 10.8 and before, which itself is rather different from 10.6 and before. I expect to see a new skin appearing in Firefox to make this work correctly, which should be rather unfun given that they've only just gotten the 10.7-era scroll bars to behave like the rest of the operating system. It also further complicates our own support, though I have always planned to break apart our widget support and maintain it independently, probably after 10.6 support is dropped sometime between Fx24 and Fx31. We'll just have to see what happens.
By the way, I already have an iBook that works with Mac OS X. Oh, that's not the same thing?