MacRumors is reporting that they have uncovered certain evidence that may suggest Apple is already working on Mac OS X 10.7, only three months after the launch of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. MacRumors: “The information comes from an entry posted earlier today in a database of changes to the open source “launched” framework, […]
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Mac OS X 10.7 Already in Development?

Screen shot 2009-11-18 at 8.47.39 PM.pngMacRumors is reporting that they have uncovered certain evidence that may suggest Apple is already working on Mac OS X 10.7, only three months after the launch of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
MacRumors:

“The information comes from an entry posted earlier today in a database of changes to the open source “launched” framework, which oversees booting of Mac OS X and administers processes running on the system. In particular, today’s entry cites an error message containing the text string “11A47”, a reference to the Mac OS X build number being used.

< rdar://problem/7386864> 11A47: SecurityAgent no longer visible via Accessibility”

The report goes on to backup their claim by noting the numbering scheme used by Apple to identify developer builds of Mac OS X.

Apple’s build numbering scheme utilizes a numerical prefix indicating the major release version, followed by a letter code indicating the minor release version and a numerical suffix indicating iterations of that version throughout its development. For example, the initial shipping version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard was termed Build 10A432 while the 10.6.1 update carried a designation of Build 10B504 and the 10.6.2 update released last week was termed Build 10C540. Meanwhile, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) carried a build number of 9A571 when it first launched.

Based on this numbering scheme, the “11A47” entry cited in the launched change database would refer to the initial version of Mac OS X 10.7, with the “47” suffix indicating that, while still early in the development process, Apple has been working on builds of the next major operating system revision for at least the last month or two.

I find this news hardly shocking. Apple, on average, turns out a new major release of Mac OS X every two years. Give or take. So, it would make sense that Apple is already well underway on Mac OS X 10.7.

Story courtesy of MacRumors.

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