Apple’s Sandboxing…One Month In & Temporary Entitlements
One thing that caught my eye in this article immediately was this line:
"I haven’t seen hordes of Mac users, pitchforks in hand, storming the gates of Cupertino, demanding that Apple release third-party software from its shackles. In fact, I haven’t seen much in the way of user complaints at all."
That’s about how I see it. It’s not noticable what’s going on. Users are waiting. Most of them aren’t affect directly by sandboxing, they just lose a ton of software “temporarily”. And why should Apple care? They could just wait for someone to build a new app under the new regulations. Maybe a similar software to replace the non-sandboxed version, maybe not. I mean in the new world, if there’s a need for it, there’s someone who’s going to build it.
On a sidenote though. In episode 46 of Core Intuition Daniel and Manton talk about sandboxing as well. They explain the term Apple used; “Temporary Entitlements”. Something they were told at WWDC 2012. Temporary in this regard apparently doesn’t mean they are temporary and will just go away. They are temporary, because Apple is working on something to replace the temporary solution.
So maybe the situation isn’t that bad after all? It’s just bad “temporarily”? Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking as well.