The original “leak” occurred this morning when Sun CEO Jon Schwartz mentioned in front of a corporate media event for Sun’s latest blade servers that Apple will be announcing at next week’s WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) that ZFS will be Leopard’s default file system.
The news spread across the grapevine like wildfire, coming close on the heels of similar rumors which rumor-mongers have been analyzing since last week.
Thus far we have been able to get clear-cut confirmation from at least three separate, well-established sources in Cupertino and fairly confident confirmations from several third party developers who are privvy to the “mainstream” build of Leopard which includes many features not included with developer seeds to date.
The “mainstream” build will be merged into the developer-test variant as of the WWDC Developer Preview 2 release (last year’s WWDC brought DP1 and there have been over 20 major seeds plus countless minor ones since then) and only a handful of features, if any, will remain secret after that according to the latest source reports out of Infinite Loop. Read more