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Lion is on the way, woohooo

>Lion requires hardware with a Core 2 Duo processor or better.

A lot of apps are sandboxed.

OpenGL 3.2 support

install disc dmg is 3.6 gb

it has ATI6000Controller.kext

Darwin Kernel Version 11.0.0: Sat Feb 19 19:31:06 PST 2011; root:xnu-1699.21.15~1/RELEASE_I386

Current chameleon booter cant boot it, and its not simple bootargs version number check.

No more ppc code, so no rosetta.

so far best way to run it seems to be vmware fusion.

Comments

  1. February 24th, 2011 | 3:56 pm

    Привет! Did you heard anything about beta releases? I see nothing on an apple dev site. Two years ago we’re all already tested fresh build of Snow Leo, but this time I see absolutely noting about Lion.

  2. February 24th, 2011 | 4:25 pm

    Correction, hehe: Apple gives a redeem codes to download and install Lion through MAS. Looks like a perversion.

  3. turnip101
    February 24th, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    Wonder if there’s a controller for 6xxx series ATI cards.

  4. crackpot fish
    February 24th, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    Oh boy, I hope it will support 69XX Cayman and not just 67xx in the new macbook pros…

  5. somebody
    February 24th, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    “Lion requires hardware with a Core 2 Duo processor or better.”

    Does it mean that Lion reqires CPU with VT-x? Or just Core Duo, aren’t supported because lack of 64-bit support?

    In my notebook I have Core 2 Duo without VT-x support…

  6. peterpan
    February 24th, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    Does chameleon work

  7. loll
    February 24th, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Lion thru MAP : http://twitpic.com/439fua

  8. duffs
    February 24th, 2011 | 6:25 pm

    cant wait to try this. no developer acc. hope that ati4980 will work.

  9. duffs
    February 24th, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    is there any chance of blu-ray hdcp support in lion?

  10. Frank
    February 24th, 2011 | 7:10 pm

    The biggest new for me : ATI RADEON !!!!!!!!!! doest this mean 5870 mobility support? 🙂

  11. p
    February 24th, 2011 | 7:10 pm

    Can you elaborate upon the OpenGl 3.2 support…does that mean that it is a full support?

    I recall your post about OpenGL last year (http://netkas.org/?p=362)…how much further along will the 3.2 support mean for us in terms of say game performance?

  12. February 24th, 2011 | 7:29 pm

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  13. February 24th, 2011 | 7:29 pm

    >> OpenGL 3.2 support
    Ah~ if only Apple supported OpenGL 3.3/4.1 like the rest of the world is now~

  14. mercurysquad
    February 24th, 2011 | 9:10 pm

    sup netkas.

    care to elaborate on “lion requires hardware with a core 2 duo processor”?
    What specifically is stopping other processors (e.g. Core Duo) from running lion?

    its from release notes, core duo had no 64-bit mode.

  15. Meneertje
    February 24th, 2011 | 9:28 pm

    Dunno, but my mbp runs totally 64bit with mac os x lion. (Kernel and Extensions)

  16. Someone
    February 24th, 2011 | 9:37 pm

    OpenGL 3.2 support? About f**king time Apple. All they need to do to get that into Snow Leopard is add support for GLSL 1.3, but they haven’t done it yet, much less support for OpenGL 4. What’s the damned holdup?

    In other news, the new Macbook Pros have 6490M or 6750M chips in them, and it seems that the 6750 is an actual 6000 series GPU, so maybe we’ll get full Radeon 6000 support on Hackies before Lion hits.

  17. Peter Griffin
    February 24th, 2011 | 10:12 pm

    Hi,

    could you release the image from
    Dev-Account binding

  18. Yolanda
    February 24th, 2011 | 11:07 pm

    And what about nVidia? For OpenGL 3.2 they need newer drivers also, so maybe even support for 5XX cards..?

  19. February 24th, 2011 | 11:10 pm

    Is ther no way to install on hackintosh ?????

  20. pharaon
    February 25th, 2011 | 12:32 am

    bootargs? wtf?

  21. February 25th, 2011 | 3:47 am

    Support for Intel Celeron Dual Core E1400 and Lion ?

    Should be out of the box ?… because in Snow this CPU very good works (out of the box) in mode 64-bit with vanila kernel 🙂

    Intel® info this CPU -> http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=35101

  22. February 25th, 2011 | 3:54 am

    Finally, the awaited first beta Lion, will be tested 🙂

    Pawned if you sure, Lion abandons 32-bit mode for only 64? I do not think, come to be a pretty big revolution.

    I wonder how people who use Apple Hackintosh difficult (in the beta and then final version) and what will be the supported hardware? … It remains to be seen, but probably “good people” will allow installation on a PC Lion 🙂

    It seems that the Lion will be “improved” version of Snow Leopard. In relation to the Snow + new features (including the IOS) and the improvement of errors, some changes in appearance, and he did not rebuild the hard core, he is good 🙂 For the few things that users would willingly go with the Snow on Lion.

  23. iMacMan
    February 25th, 2011 | 6:08 am

    What about Efi-World or any UEFI bootloaders? Maby it can boot Lion 🙂 Only fakesmc is problem i think…

  24. JCanty
    February 25th, 2011 | 8:41 am

    So how does one go about setting this up on VMWare? I am getting the circle of death – what are the correct settings?

  25. February 25th, 2011 | 9:43 am

    Has anyone tried this dev build on a Mac Pro 1,1 yet?

    Obviously the Xeon 5150 processors support 64 bit apps but the EFI prevents booting in full 64 bit mode.

  26. Menno
    February 25th, 2011 | 11:47 am

    Chameleon sees my Lion usb drive install, but booting results in instant restart. I guess that’s what you mean with chameleon can’t boot it?

  27. roger_cwb
    February 25th, 2011 | 5:04 pm

    Anyone have success with Vmware Fusion?

  28. ltcommander.data
    February 26th, 2011 | 5:30 am

    In terms of OpenGL 3.2 is GLSL 1.50 support present currently? I’ve gotten a report, admittedly from a GMA X3100 user, that Lion is still showing GLSL 1.20 (OpenGL 2.1 level). The GMA X3100 wouldn’t fully support OpenGL 3.2 anyways, but Apple still develops a common GLSL front-end that sends supported commands to the GPU and the rest emulated by the CPU. For instance the GMA 950 in Snow Leopard supports GLSL 1.20 even though it’s only OpenGL 1.4 compliant. That the GMA X3100 doesn’t report GLSL 1.50 support in Lion doesn’t bode well for full OpenGL 3.2 support. Hopefully Apple isn’t just adding in more extensions on top of OpenGL 2.1 as they have been doing in Snow Leopard. Perhaps someone with a more recent GPU and Lion can comment on the GLSL level.

  29. February 26th, 2011 | 5:37 am

    The only reports I have seen, not confirmed yet, are installing on an external drive using a supported real mac. After than, clone the drive, install chameleon, and go.

  30. bugmenot
    February 26th, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    Netkas, can you elaborate on this so called OpenGL 3.2 support? Cause all the evidence is saying otherwise.

    ltcommander.data: It doesn’t look like there is full 3.x support at all. As you suspected, GLSL is stuck at 1.2 for most cards. See the following URL for actual proof:
    http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=292479#Post292479

  31. Jumpy
    February 28th, 2011 | 1:24 am

    Ok, “Core 2 Duo Processor” Requirement:
    This is basically because the current OS X Lion Developer Preview is in 64-Bit ONLY, so Processors which can’t Boot OS X in 64-Bit, don’t even bother trying to get a Download. I have no idea if this will change or not. It seems like a pretty big step to drop 32-Bit support completely, but then again, we all need to upgrade from our early ’05/’06/’07 Macs at some point.

    ///lies, 32-bit kernel boots just fine

    OpenGL 3.2:
    Assuming it works, great. Only problem is, rest of the world is on 4.1, probably 4.2 by the time Lion is launched.

    ATI6000Controller.kext:
    Are we sure that’s the exact name? Not AMD6000Controller.kext ? Just wondering, since the 6xxx Series is called “AMD Radeon” and not “ATI.”

    “so maybe we’ll get full Radeon 6000 support on Hackies before Lion hits.”

    We’ll probably see this Kext in the 10.6.7 Update, seeing as the new MBPs launched with Mobile 6750 Chips. If not, someone is bound to upload the Kext anyway. Will probably have support for all 6xxxx Cards up and through 6970, up to a certain degree at least. For sure it can’t be as bad as Fermi anyway.

    Probably no 100% support for the Dual-GPU 6990 Card though. Mac Pro re-fresh will probably have a 6970 option though, so we can probably expect support for those cards.

    The Installer averages out to slightly over 4GB once you de-compress it. Curious thing is, its a lot smaller than the Snow Leopard 10.6.0 installer, which is almost 7GB big. Odd :O

    No more Rosetta is good, Apple is still moving forwards. Now let’s just hope VLC Devs finally upgrade too.

    “And what about nVidia? For OpenGL 3.2 they need newer drivers also, so maybe even support for 5XX cards..?”

    Don’t count on it. I doubt there’ll be any 5xx Support until Apple uses a 5xx in their Mac Pros, since all the other Macs run off Mobile Chips, and right now Apple is favoring AMD Radeon 6000 Series GPUs.

    “It seems that the Lion will be “improved” version of Snow Leopard. In relation to the Snow + new features (including the IOS) and the improvement of errors, some changes in appearance, and he did not rebuild the hard core, he is good For the few things that users would willingly go with the Snow on Lion.”

    Oh no. Lion is a re-vamped OS X from head to foot. Every inch of it is getting updated in some way or another. Even Screensavers. Check a few of the articles on 9to5mac.com , appleinsider.com and macrumors.com there’s also loads of Videos on YouTube. This update will be big, and big means expensive.

  32. Someone
    February 28th, 2011 | 7:50 am

    Oh, and in other news, there IS an ATI6000Controller.kext in the new Macbook Pros! Hopefully this means that Apple has real 6000 support and that it can be adapted to allow 6000 series cards on desktop machines!

  33. Jumpy
    February 28th, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    “///lies, 32-bit kernel boots just fine”

    Doesn’t work on my ’06 20″ iMac with a Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz. Checked on the Intel site, says it supports 64-Bit but I can’t Boot in 64-Bit.

    Made a partition for OS X Lion, installs fine, but once I boot from it it goes Grey Screen with a circle and a / through it, like those No Smoking Signs, except it has no cigarette.

    Think regardless of whether or not you Boot in 64-Bit Mode using Snow Leopard, you need to at least be able to Boot 64-Bit Mode to install and use Lion.

  34. ltcommander.data
    March 1st, 2011 | 7:23 am

    @Jumpy
    “Doesn’t work on my ‘06 20″ iMac with a Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz.”

    The developer seed notes specifically point out that the Late 2006 iMac is not supported in this build. Presumably support is intended before Lion ships.

  35. Jumpy
    March 1st, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    Oops. You’re right >.< Sorry ^^

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