I just got a new mac book pro!! I am extremely excited about it.
I have always been a windows guy; and not, I am not exactly ashamed of it. As a developer, the majority of my career has been working on the java platform even though windows was my platform of choice for development.
Anyway, now I find my self lost around mac os x. I have to say that I am having a blast learning to work with it but today I think I found something that in my opinion is pretty serious.
As I started coding away on eclipse in my new mac I went to create a new test class and, to my surprise, eclipse has no mnemonics at all on the mac os platform. On windows I'll go shift+alt+n+j+j+enter to open the new test class dialog, alt+o to select the source folder and alt + f to finalize the wizard. On the mac I'll have to go back to using the mouse for this and many many other things I do just with the keyboard in windows.
At the beginning I thought I was missing some hack in the eclipse configuration to activate this but then realized that iTunes, or any other native mac application for that matter, have no mnemonic support at all. Then I called a fellow developer who is a big mac advocator and he pointed me out to this
(search for mnemonics) and here clearly states that mnemonics are not inline with Aqua guidelines.
Am I the only one who makes heavy use of the keyboard? How come no mac fan ever complained about not been able to drive his/her IDE from the keyboard??