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#1 2019-06-10 17:32:41

brontosaurusrex
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MacOS Catalina beta will use zsh as the default

I thought this was interesting (although this is probably some sort of licensing issue):

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT208050
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/4/18651 … t-features

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#2 2019-06-10 18:24:21

glittersloth
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Re: MacOS Catalina beta will use zsh as the default

Yeah, definitely licensing issue. Apple hates the GPL, especially v3, since it makes using their friendly patent courts a lot harder

Either way, it's probably a good thing as far as MacOS users are concerned. Apple were using a Bash version around a decade old, iirc.

The entire oh-my-zsh gang is probably having a party right now, developing more useless glyphs to celebrate.

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#3 2019-06-10 18:56:01

bigbenaugust
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Re: MacOS Catalina beta will use zsh as the default

Seems to me you could just get a newer bash via homebrew, but I haven't grabbed my wife's Mac to check yet.


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#4 2019-06-10 21:07:33

glittersloth
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Re: MacOS Catalina beta will use zsh as the default

You've always been able to install newer versions of bash (or any other shell) via Homebrew, MacPorts, source, etc. Apple don't prevent it. Well, the default Gatekeeper settings might have bsck when they first introduced it (can't recall when exactly), but that was an easy workaround. This news is about Apple officially switching, that's all.

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#5 2019-06-11 01:32:48

DeepDayze
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Re: MacOS Catalina beta will use zsh as the default

glittersloth wrote:

Yeah, definitely licensing issue. Apple hates the GPL, especially v3, since it makes using their friendly patent courts a lot harder

Either way, it's probably a good thing as far as MacOS users are concerned. Apple were using a Bash version around a decade old, iirc.

The entire oh-my-zsh gang is probably having a party right now, developing more useless glyphs to celebrate.

Maybe emojis that could be used at the zsh prompt  monkey


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