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Questioning another Apple limit

Mac software developer Daniel Jalkut, he of the splendiferous MarsEdit blog writing app, is pondering new Apple requirements around "sandboxing." That's a way apps in Mac OS X Lion are limited in function and capability to enhance security. But there's also a dark side, as Jalkut  notes:

I think that Apple would have a lot more developer enthusiasm for this feature if it wasn’t so clear to many of us that our apps will be forced to lose features in order to adopt sandboxing. And while users may be happy about the prospects of improved security with the sandbox, I think there will be less excitement about the diminished functionality of apps whose features don’t fit nicely into the sandbox confines.

-Red Sweater Blog, September 9, 2011

Posted by Aaron Pressman

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