Worldwide Developers Conference 1997 (or WWDC 97) was a computer conference that was hosted by Apple Computer for its developers at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. It was Apple's 8th annual Worldwide Developers Conference, held from May 12 to 16, 1997.

Product announcements

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1997 WWDC Fireside Chat with Steve Jobs

WWDC '97 marked the return of Steve Jobs as a consultant and was the first show after the purchase of NeXT, and focused on the efforts to use OpenStep as the foundation of the next Mac OS.[1] The plan at that time was to introduce a new system then named Rhapsody, which would consist of a version of OpenStep modified with a more Mac-like look and feel, the Yellow Box, along with a Blue Box that allowed extant Mac applications to run under OS emulation. The show focused mainly on the work in progress, including a short history of development efforts since the two development teams had been merged on February 4. Several new additions to the system were also demonstrated, including tabbed and outline views, and a new object-based graphics layer (NSBezier).[citation needed]

References

  1. Tynan, Dan. "Apple's Developers Conference: Best, Worst, and Weirdest Moments", Yahoo Tech, June 5, 2015. (in en-US) 

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