A couple of interesting tidbits pertaining to Tiger:

  • Apple has posted a API diff between WebObjects 5.2.3 and (a currently unreleased) WebObjects 5.2.4.
  • WebObjects 5.2.3 installs on Tiger and seems to run OK in both Xcode 2.0 and Eclipse/WOLips (granted I’ve done little testing beyond building and running my apps – if you see issues, post a comment).
  • For those with developer seed access, it looks like the GM build is now available from the ADC site.
  • Java 1.5 (coincidentally code named "Tiger") is available as a download from Apple as well. No word yet on WebObjects support.


I’m Benedict XVI am,
Benedict XVI am, I am.
I got elected in a secret conclave, I am strict, so you best behave.
15 others were Benedict, never was a Willi or a Sam,
I’m the 16th Pope named Benedict, Benedict XVI am.

Benedict! ‘The Musical’, coming to a community theater near you!

Mac OS X Server 10.3.9

From the Apple Knowledge Base article:

Mail Server

  • Addresses an issue in which the cyrus database may become corrupted.
  • Addresses an issue in which the cyrus server may not respond to configuration changes.

I know a lot of people who will be pleased by this.

The Hand That Feeds 1.0.band


Trent Reznor has released NIN’s latest single as a GarageBand file.

From the README:

For quite some time I’ve been interested in the idea of allowing you the ability to tinker around with my tracks – to create remixes, experiment, embellish or destroy what’s there. I tried a few years ago to do this in shockwave with very limited results.

After spending some quality time sitting in hotel rooms on a press tour, it dawned on me that the technology now exists and is already in the hands of some of you. I got to work experimenting and came up with something I think you’ll enjoy.
What I’m giving you in this file is the actual multi-track audio session for “the hand that feeds” in GarageBand format. This is the entire thing bounced over from the actual Pro Tools session we recorded it into. I imported and converted the tracks into AppleLoop format so the size would be reasonable and the tempo flexible.

You can get the file here.

Mac OS X 10.3.9

Mac OS X 10.3.9 was released yesterday. There have been several posts on the WOProject, WO Developer, and Java lists that indicate that this update borks Java 1.4.2 for some people. I wasn’t going to upgrade, but I read that the update includes Safari 1.3. Safari 1.3 includes support for contentEditable and designMode so, I’m interested in trying it out.

I shutdown all of my applications, backed up my boot drive (I like SuperDuper!), downloaded the combo updater, crossed my fingers, and let it rip. So far, so good, every thing is running well.

Eclipse fires up fine, and my current projects all run without any issues.

As documented on Surfin’ Safari, Safari 1.3 is very fast. It does seem to have issues with Google Maps though, and I cannot find documentation on getting the HTML editing to work (none of the Mozilla/Midas-based examples light up).

Why Apple insists on releasing OS and Security updates on Friday is beyond me though.

Update: Changing the User Agent to MSIE via the Debug menu in Safari seems to allow Google Maps to function again.