Future of BoinxTV?

The CamTwist folks just heard that Apple’s deprecating QuartzComposer: http://camtwiststudio.com/2013/04/12/and-so-it-goes/

Have you heard word of this, and what does this mean for BoinxTV?

If you go to this link again, it now says that was a mistake :slight_smile:

It all started on the Apple QC list when someone (Vade who is a QC prolific) got a bug report responce from an Apple engineer stating QC was depreciated in Mountain Lion and therefore the bug report would not be acted upon Troy who heads up Apples QC team (or did when they used to actually do work on it other than bug tracking and fixes) said it was a mistake and doesn’t know how that got said. (Maybe QC is slated for depreciation in 10.9 but that’s just speculations) certainly Apple has not put any significant energy into QC since Lion… bring on VUO, I hope it leapfrogs QC sick of Apple’s closed shop mentality.

Dear Matt,

Thank you for your concern about the future of BoinxTV.

We also hope that QC will continue to live on for a long time.

However, if Apple decides to deprecate Quartz Composer it will NOT mean the end of BoinxTV.

A couple of things to consider:

  • If Apple deprecates Quartz Composer in a future OS X, it might be because they might have something better up their sleeve. It has happened in the past, for example with QuickTime.

  • It also doesn’t mean that it will stop working immediately. We may be able to use it for years to come, as also is the case with QuickTime.

  • If there is no alternative from Apple, we could develop our own or find an adequate replacement.

Of course, nobody knows what the future will bring.

But we do have some exciting ideas.



“- If there is no alternative from Apple, we could develop our own or find an adequate replacement.”


Vuo is envisaged as a QC leapfroger. As a ‘founder’ with minimal involvement I really hope that turns out to be the case. QC has some inherent design limitations and Apple doesn’t show it any love these days.

We will certainly keep an eye on Vuo.