许多新功能之一豹是应用切换器大大改善了键盘The way it works: Hit Command-Tab, and you instantly switch from the current app to the next-most-recently-used app; if you keep the Command key pressed, you get a display of all running applications, and as you continue hitting Tab, you can choose which app to switch to您可以按住Shift键循环相反的方向,而且,同时继续按命令键,您可以使用H和Q键隐藏和退出应用程序没有开关。

Proteron is a small Mac developer; one of their products is LiteSwitch X, a $15 utility that implements Command-Tab keyboard switching为了应对上述新改进的切换器内置豹,Proteron的塞缪尔Caughron发表了一个“打开备忘录”,向“史蒂夫等在苹果电脑”,或多或少在他声称,苹果Proteron都给扯下来了。

让我们来数一数,Caughron的说法是荒谬的。

Caughron写道:

For tens of thousands of users the feature has existed since May 2002开发者在Proteron第一次怀孕Proteron developed and published it.

Oh, really? For数亿的用户,该功能已经存在了十多年,后首次亮相在Microsoft Windows版本3特征是一个打击,显然是为数不多的几个好的UI设计在Windows 3没有来自MacNor did it take long for third-party developers to bring the feature to the Mac OS; e.gMichael Kamprath的程序切换器在1994年首次亮相,一直延续到今天在Mac OS X上的一部分键盘大师

苹果本身实现command键切换回在Mac OS 8.5中,在“应用程序切换器”的形式扩展(实际上是一个不知名的应用背景,不是一个真正的系统扩展)。

Caughron写道:

Now Apple has made it their own, an “Apple innovation”, without recognizing Proteron.

Where has Apple, or anyone who works for Apple, claimed that Panther’s improved switcher is a quote-unquote “Apple innovation”? As far as I can tell, this is a completely false attribution你可以争论微软是否真的发明了功能,但毫无疑问,他们推广它每个人都知道这一点。

认为Proteron值得赞扬的“原创作者”这个特性显然是荒谬的就像最近声称发明了拖放。

command键切换也出现在以前版本的Mac OS X——只是它发臭而这正是这可以归结为:Mac OS X的command键开关用于臭味,因此留下一个开放第三方开发人员来填补从Panther开始,那个开口消失了,Caughron很生气。

Part of Caughron’s argument is that Panther’s implementation is “a near pixel duplication of […] LiteSwitch X” — meaning that they look the same. Proteron did a fine job designing how LiteSwitch X looks, but it is not a novel design — it looks good because it looks like something designed by Apple之下,苹果的新切换器了吗?

一次又一次

整个事件甚至不值得关注,但已经太迟了Caughron的备忘录已成功地把注意力从MacInTouch和网站MacNN,这两个简单的引用Caughron的信没有发表评论(至少MacMinute提供了一个链接到一个不同的意见.) What’s maddening is the “Apple’s done it again” meme (e.gRob McNair-Huff的Mac净日报》:“苹果工程师扯掉一个第三方,一遍吗?”)的再一次总是,Sherlock-Watson传奇的引用,这本身就是不像传统观点明确的也许会让你相信。

有很多争论关于苹果Mac开发者与第三方的关系,但不是这个。

If Caughron were right, that Apple has indeed ripped off an idea from an independent Mac developer, one would expect other independent Mac developers to be up in arms, no? But instead, they’re calling Caughron on his bluster.

迈克尔·蔡指出Caughron的虚伪:他要求信贷从苹果,但没有提供信贷。

Erik Barzeski Caughron“祥林嫂”指出的那样:

你看不到Unsanity要求“信用”标签X,你呢?

这的确是一个不错的例子:当一个工具是为了弥补一个洞在Mac OS X中,开发人员不应指望永远缺苹果的洞。

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