Kaleidoscope, the popular interface altering utility by Greg Landweber and Arlo Rose, will no longer be developed. According to a note on
Rose’s Web site the most recently released version of Kaleidoscope, 2.3.1 is the last.
“While we still support it, and encourage people running pre-Mac OS X machines to download and register it, we are no longer actively working on a version for Mac OS X,” Rose said.
This perhaps comes as no surprise given Apple’s adversity to products that alter the look and feel of the Mac operating system. And it was always doubtful whether Kaleidoscope would come to Mac OS X.
In a note on the Kaleidoscope
Frequently Asked Questions Web page, Landweber and Rose wrote: “We intend to make a version of Kaleidoscope for Mac OS X. However, unlike applications which can be Carbonized, low level hacks like Kaleidoscope need to be completely rewritten for Mac OS X.”
(Thanks to MacCentral reader, Aaron Lee, for the heads-up on this one.)