Calibur747

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It looks like the new version of OS X coming out in 2007 ( Leopard ) will be submitted to The Open Group for full certification of the Unix 03 Standard. This means any apps that run on Unix systems should be able to run on OS X without modification to the code!


Since cPanel already works for FreeBSD etc, I would assume cPanel will be able to add Mac OS X to their supported operating system arsenal, and won't have to worry about doing any extra coding that has been stopping you in the past :)
 

cPanelKenneth

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If we did, it would only be for the Server version (xserve for example).
 

Calibur747

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The server opersating system or simply the xserve hardware? We run multiple Mac Pro machines and hope cpanel won't be limited to the xserve!
 

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just out of curiosity, since mac is now running based on unix OS, would it be easier to program cpanel for it than to program it for windows?
 

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just out of curiosity, since mac is now running based on unix OS, would it be easier to program cpanel for it than to program it for windows?
While it is based on a Unix OS, that doesn't immediately make it easier. For example, by default the filesystem in OS X is case-insensitive while many (most?) *nix filesystems are case-sensitive. cPanel/WHM requires case-sensitive file systems. This means one must do a custom install of the OS, rather than a default (unless able to convert after the fact).

Also to consider is 3rd party application distribution and installation. For example, with Fedora Core and CentOS, one is able to use the "yum" command to fetch and install all dependencies for cPanel. How would one do that on OS X programmatically?

Those are just two factors, there are many others.