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Apple to include BSD in WWDC
- To: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Apple to include BSD in WWDC
- From: Chris Coleman <chrisc_(_at_)_vmunix_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 02:10:28 -0500 (EST)
Apple has just announced their annual World Wide Developer
Conference to be held May 21 - 25, 2001
If you find yourself wondering why you should attend, let me
see if I can help.
In addition to the regular Mac OS application development, this year
Apple has added conference tracks for BSD UNIX and Darwin.
Apple's acknowledgement and use of BSD in their core operating system
is a big boost to the growing BSD userbase. In return, we need to show
Apple our support as a BSD developer community.
So, visit the Conference website and register.
If you can't make it to the conference, be sure to check out what they
are offering and give feedback to show your support and interest.
Let's show Apple that they have chosen the best technology to base their
I have listed the conference tracks for BSD and Darwin:
The kernel architecture of Mac OS X includes operating system services
derived from FreeBSD (Berkeley Software Distribution, a version of
4.4BSD that offers advanced networking, performance, security, and
compatibility features. In addition, new technologies, such as the
I/O Kit and Network Kernel Extensions (NKEs), have been designed and
engineered by Apple to take advantage of advanced capabilities such as
those provided by an object-oriented programming model.
WWDC 2001 will include sessions that cover the following related topics
Utilizing BSD within Mac OS X
Mac OS X kernel extensions
The I/O Kit: file system, storage drivers, and networking hardware
The stability of Mac OS X begins with Darwin, the open source core of
the Mac OS X. Darwin integrates a number of technologies, including
the Mach 3.0 kernel, operating system services based on BSD UNIX,
high-performance networking facilities, and support for multiple
integrated file systems. Darwin's modular design provides the
flexibility that allows developers to provide additional system
functionality along with support for new and innovative hardware
WWDC 2001 will include sessions that cover the following related topics:
Darwin, the open source foundation of Mac OS X
Open Source at Apple