Mdodd From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 348 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1441 times:
Congratulations to the whole OS X dev team, and Apple for achieving UNIX 03 certification for 10.5 (Leopard).
"Apple's forthcoming release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is the first BSD-based operating system to receive the UNIX 03 certification, placing the Mac maker among an elite group of official UNIX 03 vendors."
Yeah, I'm sorry for some reason, I must have posted it in the Civil Aviation forum. Not my intention. Oops.
Quoting N328KF (Reply 1): This is great news from an enterprise standpoint. Any application that uses the UNIX03 API will run with little source code modification. It's also a great feel-good move for CIOs.
I couldn't agree more!!
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 2): This is excellent news from a development standpoint too. Well done Apple!
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1323 times:
One thing to note: The certification has only been requested for the Intel version of Leopard.
I guess it doesn't hurt to have yet another incentive for people to switch over from older PowerPC machines like my G5 PowerMac...
Fortunately the previous version Tiger is already compatible enough that it's not a problem developing on MacOS X for other Unix variants - including those which aren't certified Unixes either, such as Linux.