They have stock and might open up a little early.
The staff are being briefed by the looks of it.
Here's the staff preparing to open the door:
And here's the queue:
The store opened half an hour early for us, very kind. They applauded as we ran in. The mystery guy waiting said he wanted the Exchange integration so I said I wanted the Cisco VPN. Ben just wanted a new Tee shirt.
Back at the office now, installing on my laptop.
It took 47 minutes to upgrade from Leopard. I got 23Gb of extra space as a result of the install. All seems to be working smoothly so far.
I had Mail crash after our internet connection was interrupted and more annoyingly I don't seem to be able to print at home to our HP LaserJet 1022n Printer any more.
Found the driver at HP and all is well again.
The Cisco VPN client is outstanding. Easy to configure and really fast to connect - certainly better than the official client from Cisco I've had to use in the past. (It was so bad there was an application that just gave users a better user interface to the same underlying code).
Negative trash count
Noticed a negative remaining count when emptying the trash. I guess the Finder re-write left a few minor bugs around.
The thermometer progress was fine so no real drama.
I noticed that mysql5-server hadn't started after the upgrade. It seems that MacPorts, which needed to be upgraded to 1.8 to run, now builds in 64 bit mode by default (the default in Snow Leopard). The problem is that some existing libraries (zlib in the case of MySQL) were 32 bit.
Still working this through but I think the best approach might be to uninstall MacPorts and build it all freshly.
I'm running in to a bunch of issues relating to libraries I've built in the past that are 32 bit and the fact that under Snow Leopard python 2.6 runs 64 bit by default. (You can set an environment variable to make it switch to 32 bit but that would be a shame - man python for more).
The error message is clear and I go and delete the old library and rebuild.
Everything is getting there, I've installed the 64 bit MySQL server and got python-mysqldb running now.
Sometimes, for a developer, a clean install might be more straight forward.