Apple's talagent(8) OS X Manual Page (2010-09-01, long before Lion was released) mentions but does not define the Transparent App Lifecycle feature.
Some time before Lion was released, I understood that the TAL comprised:
- auto save
Now, I'm not so sure. (Suspect that versions are not strictly speaking within the TAL, because not all apps that support the cycle also support versions.)
Please, can anyone give a better answer than the one below?
Something shorter and more definite – maybe with reference to a single e-mail or page from Apple – will be ideal. Thanks.
Side note, an issue with 10.8
macbookpro08-centrim:~ gjp22$ sw_vers ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.8 BuildVersion: 12A269 macbookpro08-centrim:~ gjp22$ man talagent macbookpro08-centrim:~ gjp22$ which talagent macbookpro08-centrim:~ gjp22$ talagent -bash: talagent: command not found macbookpro08-centrim:~ gjp22$
– the command can not be run manually as described in the manual. I'll feed a bug report to Apple. Instead, for example:
/System/Library/CoreServices/talagent -dump Finder