iTunes is an organizing/playing program. It owns nothing like a library does.
Jobs put one over on you.
I understand that itunes doesn't 'own' the library. when I connect my HD to my older itunes-containing mac, it shows up in the finder as 'itunes library'. my question is whether the newer macs, which no longer have itunes, will 'see' the library and I'll be able to play my files without having to do some major reconfiguring project.
@grinnell: I don't want to import anything to the (hypothetical) newer mac - I just want my 'itunes library' (which is on a HDD) to show up in the 'music' app when I connect the HDD to the (hypothetical) new mac. I'm kind of hoping someone here's gone from a mac that has the 'itunes' app to one with the 'music' app, and, like me, has all their music on a HDD.
I suspect @yage is right that it won't be an issue, but it'd be nice to know in advance.