I recently installed OS X and it's great. I installed apache, php, and mysql so I can develop and test locally. I love it, but I've been missing one thing. A good text editor.
I've downloaded pepper, jEdit, and several others. But I still preferred the classic app BBEdit. Pepper was great, but it doesn't have support for PHP and it costs $45(unless you can handle waiting 10 seconds every time you save). jEdit is even better. It has syntax coloring and everything. However the interface lags and the lack of drag and dropping files into the app sucks. Maybe your experiences were better, but I ended up going back to TextEdit. But it has it's problems too. Some files can't be opened to text and I just don't like it for what I'm doing.
Anyways I was looking through the developer examples and messing around with Project Builder and decided to try open my php files with it. It's great! There's no syntax coloring for php, but there's many other useful features. I even created a project file for my php program that I'm working on. Then I have access to any of my files with a click. The find feature is really good and lines can be found by cmd-L since it doesn't show line numbers. I like the indenting features too. If your doing any type of web developing and don't have a good text editor, try this.
Now only if Apple would add support for more programming languages.
I really loved the "Connect To..." alias from macOS 9 and below. Unfortunately, Apple neglected to put something like it in OS X. I decided to take matters into my own hands and created an OS X script that opens any URL as specified in a dialog box from OmniWeb. You can download the working applet, or the source if you wish @ http://homepage.mac.com/the_hoffmans/
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like it!
If you're like me, you are lost without the beloved Korn shell. Oddly enough, it's not included with OSX (of course, that statement most likely points out my lack of knowledge in BSD).
Anyway, I found 'pdksh', and was able to successfully compile it on my OSX 10.0.1 system.
I had to tweak a few things, such as add a .profile to my home directory. You also need to use the Terminal Preferences to change the shell of the shell (?) to /usr/local/bin/ksh. I also updated /etc/shells, although I'm unsure whether or not that was needed.
After installing 10.0.1 update the brightness keys will work on a PBG4 once the Display System Preference panel is opened. This needs to be done after every restart, or put the Displays as a startup item.
I've written an AppleScript to change my startup disk to OS X when I'm booted in 9:
tell application "Startup Disk" activate set startup system folder alias to alias "OSXDisk:System:Library:CoreServices:BootX" quit end tell tell application "Finder" restart end tell
Of course, change "OSXDisk" to the name of your disk containing OS X, and watch as I've broken the "set startup" line into two rows for easier display on the page -- enter it as one long row.
Why not just press the Option key when starting up to choose OS's to boot into? Because I have my ADB Wacom tablet, Kensington 4-button mouse and keyboard attached to my G4 with an iMate. I sure wish I had a similar AppleScript to change startup disks and restart when in OS X...
Some archive files (typically .tar.gz created on other systems), when decompressed into folders, will then be untrashable. An example is the GNU LibObjects distribution (not from Darwin). When you try to empty its folder from the Trash, you get -43 errors.
The installer for XTools 1.0.2 erased my Applications folder, /etc, /usr, and root home directories, and much more! Other users had experienced such problems with earlier versions, and Tenon promised to re-release the application only after resolving the issue. I installed on Mac OS X 10.0.1 over XTools beta10 when Mac OS X started to fail during the system optimization step.
The Tenon XTools discussion board at www.tenon.com has more information about similar problems suffered previously by other users.
[Editor's note: Please see the comments for a response from Tenon; the install issue is particular to those who installed OS X over the PB and then upgraded to 10.0.1; thanks for the clarification, Tenon!]