Ray Davies of The Kinks and developers for Apple Computer have something in common. They?re so tired, tired of waiting.
But while fans of Ray are able to dash out in the pre-Christmas period and buy up CDs of Kinks? classical hits, developers will have to wait until Mac Expo in January to collect their software silver platters, an Apple spokesperson confirmed today.
She said that despite rumour upon rumour, Apple refuses to discuss whether it will buy Be, license Solaris or even get into bed with Steve Jobs? Next operating system, the latest scuttlebutt to hit the wires.
While the developers wait, Apple?s chief technology officer Ellen Hancock, who headhunted Gil Amelio, the company?s CEO, from National Semiconductor, has still not contradicted her statement at the Apple Developers Conference in Heathrow, earlier this month.
Then she said that her feeling was that Apple will not buy Be. But the latest rumours, that Scott McNeally?s Sun and Steve Jobs companies are involved may not be enough to dampen the call from internal Apple programmers. They want a micro-kernel, Hancock admitted privately to VNU?s Newswire the conference.
?I?ve already been killed by two kernels,? Hancock admitted then. ?I don?t want a third.? But as she and other senior executives at Apple continue in discussions, developers are bound to want a clear statement from the Cupertino company.
Just like the first Kinks? UK hit, You Really Got Me, they feel that it?s time for Apple to come clean so they can continue developing for the firm.
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