Sunday, December 2, 2007

Tiger Issues

It looks like v2.5 has issues on some configurations of MacOS 10.4 Tiger. Fortunately, someone local to us can reproduce the problem, so we're going to spend some time with it. If you're running Tiger, please stick with v2.1 of the 1337pwn XBOX Live Friends widget until we get things resolved.

Thank you for your patience.

Apple's developer documentation instructs that widgets built on Leopard will also run on Tiger. When 1337pwn had a simpler widget, this certainly held true. Now that the widget has grown more sophisticated, we're bumping in to areas where that just isn't the case. At a minimum, we could degrade the widget features for Tiger, but the Dashboard classes, Dashcode, and SDK provide no reliable mechanism to determine the platform version.

As developers, we are frustrated to be bumping in to these issues. Unfortunately, we are now forced to treat Tiger and Leopard Dashboards as two different platforms despite Apple claiming that it is a single platform.