Turns out that there is a little more technical information for us poor folks that aren’t at WWDC. So on the topics that I wanted more info on:
- Multicore – fixes to the scheduler, including processor affinity, multithreaded networking stack, more threading in Mail.app and Spotlight, NSOperation and NSOperationQueue, and OpenMPI
- 64 bit – 64 bit Java, MySQL and Apache.
- DTrace / XRay – Dtrace-ified Ruby 1.8.6, Python 2.5, Java, and Perl. XRay alone would justify the $129 upgrade.
There’s also a bit of news on ZFS [via Simon Phipps].
I guess I feel better now. Now if only someone would tell me that Spotlight is no longer crawling…
I have no way of verifying this, but it seems from the blurbage on this page that Spotlight performance should be much improved. The page says:
How this plays out in reality remains to be seen.
I’m not convinced that improving multicore performance is all that is needed to rectify the problems I am seeing w/ spotlight, although it will certainly help