Apple Seeds Another Mac OS X 10.4.9 (8P2120)

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    Apple has seeded another version of Mac OS X 10.4.9 to developers today. The releases appear to be accelerating, typically indicating the product may be near release.

    Apple seeded the 8P2117 build during Macworld Expo just last week, and has now released 8P2120 to developers today.

    The new seed has a 40+ laundry list of fixes and under "Known Issues" it lists "None".

    The last update (10.4.8) to Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) was released on September 29th, 2006.

     
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    How long before Leopard? Thats what I'd like to know
     
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    Looking forward to it... maybe this will shake out some of the little oddities while we're waiting for Leopard... :)
     
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    I know there will be the imortal arguement about the mathematic significance, or lack thereof of the final "." but still leopard must be close.
     
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    Still spring... a few months away or more away.
     
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    Isn't that more like "back to spring" (instead of "still spring")?

    I though the site said "mid 2007" a few days ago.... I'm pretty sure. And before that it was spring 2007.... :confused:

    Or have I been on drugs or something...

    EDIT: the last Leopard Beta Build (9A321 IIRC) has been seeded quite some time ago....
    Judging by the fact that the 10.4.9 Beta seeds are getting very frequent, and thus the real release is imminent..... I would imagine a (very) late spring release of Leopard, i.e. June (technically spring and mid-2007, haha)
     
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    No known issues? Sign me up! Hasn't mankind been looking for the perfect operating system for quite some time?
     
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    Dude, sweet, etc.


    Is there a list of features/fixes?
     
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    What I find interesting is the litany of alleged developer folks who posted during MWSF that 10.5 was no where near ready due to many bugs still.

    Now this release with no known issues.

    Have the developers taken the role of producing misinformation for Apple on rumor sites?

    Are there 10.5 features that are not even in the wide developer release?

    I posted quite some time ago I expected Apple to surprise the market with a 10.5 release before the stated Spring/March 2007 date but just after Vista has fully been distributed so they (Microsoft) cannot put the genie back in the bottle after seeing whatever Apple displays.

    Rocketman

    :confused:
     
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    Yep, might just as well be June. Five months is a lot so I expect a final 10.4 update after this one just as Apple did around the Tiger introduction.
     
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    love me some updates even if 10.5 is only months away. I always convince myself this update will solve all my problems.
     
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    I haven't heard any Rumors on the secret features of Leoopard. Has anyone heard of any secret features? ;)

    Looking forward to 10.4.9.
     
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    Um this it 10.4.9 not 10.5
     
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    Me 2... should be the most stable version of Tiger ;)

    I could have sworn that Steve would have shown one or two of those "super secret features" @ MWSF '07.... But now Leopard feels further away than before. No new demo's, no dev builds...

    Could this mean Apple really is working on an entirely new GUI...? Just like the Mac OS X DP2 to DP3 move? You know: DP2 was "rhapsody", and DP3 got Aqua!!
    Leave some time in between, and Steve could demo the new Leopard GUI at a developer conference orso.
     
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    Just as we get an OS with NO bugs... that's when they'll release 10.5 with a ton of bugs. That's always fun to look forward to.
     
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    WWDC, ages away. But...a lot of people are hoping for a Showtime event soon for iWork+iLife07, possibly a widescreen/beatles branded ipod, and hopefully Leopard features...
     
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    New hardware?

    Aren't there often new software releases when there are new systems as well? Perhaps this will coincide with quad-core Mac Pro release? :confused:
     
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    There is a quad-core MP, I think you mean octo-core!
     
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    Or a Dual Quad Core, and not a Dual Dual Core... ;)
     
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    The Apple Store lists the Mac Pro as having two (2.0, 2.66 or 3.0) Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors. I'm talking about a machine with two Quad-Core processors...
     
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    If this is the last update then 10.5 might be out by July.
     
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    Yeah, gotta love the "10.4.9 must be the final release since the next number would be 10.5 argument."

    Leopard may not appear before the end of March. If that is the case, there could easily be a 10.4.10. Before (or even after) it is released.
     
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    :confused:

    how have statements about 10.5 being not ready yet anything to do with 10.4.9 being without known bugs.

    i thought that different people develop 10.5 and 10.4.9. :confused:
     

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