Leopard In Release Candidate Cycle, 9A559 Gallery

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Think Secret has posted a more comprehensive gallery of the improvements in the latest Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard" build, seeded to developers last week.

    With only two known issues remaining, MacRumors sources are indicating that Leopard is in the release candidate stage of development. Release Candidates are typically chosen amongst builds that have no known major issues and little to no known minor issues. If thorough testing does not produce any show-stopping issue, a Gold Master will be declared and production of media and packaging will commence.

    Production times for software can take 2-3 weeks, which means Apple has approximately 2 weeks left for testing of release candidates and certification of a gold master. Yesterday, MacScoop said their sources had indicated a final candidate was near.

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  2. macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 27, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Hopefully they'll announce a release date soon.

    I can't wait to burn $129 on this.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2006
    a gasping dying planet
    oh man oh man

    can't wait to get leopard on our new 2.8 imac!!!
  5. Retired


    May 16, 2006
  6. BTW
    macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2007

    I'd bet by this weekend they'll have a GM. :D
  7. macrumors regular


    Mar 21, 2007
    Cant wait it looks so good. Let the cat out of the cage :D:apple:
  8. macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    10.5.1 update December 1st.

    Bugs galore will be found, just like with Tiger. A Leopard with fleas for sure!
  9. macrumors 6502a


    this is great since I STILL haven't gotten my macbook pro yet.

    think i'll wait till Jan 08 when penryn (sp?) comes out.

    if i don't get one then, i'll probably wait for the 16 qbit quantum core to come out of the MIT lab.
  10. macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2007
    Bugs are always found in software. That's how the development process works. If dev teams focused on getting every single bug fixed before release, can you imagine how slow software technologies would be progressing? It just doesn't work that way; nothing would ever be released. Plus, I'm betting 10.5.1 will be out much earlier than December.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2006
    Hmmm, that doesn't make me very happy. As Jobs has been beefing up resolution independence for a long while, not putting into the final release of Leopard is a big disappointment (although I realize it is not the only change Leopard has to offer, there are many huge improvements).

    Along with the scrapping of "Fast OS Switching", I'm getting the sense Apple is ditching aspects of Leopard that can't be worked out before the scheduled October release. I'd rather see a slight delay (again) and have those features added, especially as I need Windows Vista quite often to perform AutoCAD work (running Parallels and VMWare doesn't work as AutoCAD needs as much RAM as it can get).

    How does this benefit us Mac Pro users who still can't use Front Row due to Apple's lack of IR sensor in the Cinema Display and/or Mac Pro tower?

    Some bad news on that. For those on Macrumors that have been keeping up with me on their interest in Front Row and new displays, my friend at Apple wrote me about a few things. First, it appears that Apple has been making an open point in Cupertino to concentrate less on their Pro line. While he said he has been writing code on a new 30" HD Cinema Display that apple has in the works (said it would retail for roughly $2500) that has huge improvements, there will be no IR sensor or built in iSight. Further, he said Apple may scrap the display altogether and mentioned something about tv/monitors as a core product, but those are off by at least a year.

    So, it appears Apple will not be revamping the display line any time soon, and if they do it won't address the Mac Pro's inability to use Front Row. :(
  12. macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Friday October 26

    Still think they're shooting for this date as the get-in-line-at-the-store event date. Love watching Phil Schiller accompany his son in line to buy a copy at the Palo Alto Apple Store. ;) nk.
  13. macrumors newbie


    Apr 5, 2007
    North Platte, NE
    Woohoo! Go iPhone! What's leopard? Does it increase the functionality of iPhone? /sarcasm

    On a more serious note, I think I might be picking up a new Mac Mini with the release of leopard. Unless I hear a rumour that the mini's might see a upgrade again in the near future.
  14. Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Very unlikely, they just got updated :)
  15. macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2005
    São Paulo - Brasil
    I don't mindo to be an early adopter of Leopard... with Tiger I don't experienced any bugs to complain about now...

    Gold Master Next Tuesday!
  16. macrumors newbie


    Apr 5, 2007
    North Platte, NE
    Yes and a subpar update at that. However if something does come up(highly unlikely) I will hold off. Would be nice if they had a $100 price drop. Are you listening Apple? ;)
  17. macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    .Mac still doesn't work in the newest seed. There is also some serious lock issues going on. Randomly the entire machine freezes for up to 5 minutes. This does happen a lot if you are using "fast user switch" to switch accounts.

    Its getting really close, but I don't feel its close to gold in the current seed.
  18. macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2006
    I think it'll go gold by the weekend or over the weekend. Not sure what kind of hours the engineers are putting into this thing....

    They do builds each day right? Then seed the most stable ones?
  19. macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2007
    45.5200000, -73.5600000

    I wonder how it will behave on my PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz?

    When I moved from Panther, I notice that Tiger was more responsive and it sped up my system, a great improvement!

    But now, with all those System requirements rumors (over than 800MHz etc.), I'm quite skeptical that it will run faster on my PB.

    What do you think?
  20. macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2007
    With the very clear "space" themed direction Apple has been going I'm surprised they are calling Leopard "Leopard" and not going to a new space themed title for the release. That would really spice things up a bit!

    My suggestion: OS X "Galaxy"

  21. macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2007

    Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah)
    Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma)
    Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
    Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
    Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
    Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
    Mac OS X 10.6 ( ? )
  22. macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2006
    View PDFs in browser?

    hmm... not really arsed how it looks (i banished the hideous brushed metal look with UNO yonks ago). all i want is to be able to view pdfs in a browser window, so i don't liter my desktop with millions of (scientific) papers.

    it's got to the stage where i'll only read papers through parallels to avoid this...
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    command + escape activates front row :)
    and since front row has its own app now any mac can activate it
  24. macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    As far as resolution independence is concerned.jobs himself said at the WWDC that he'd like to see all developers using it by early 2008.That in itself should show you when RI is going to be going full steam.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2006
    Where are all the "Secret Features"?

    I'm starting to think these mythical features were just BS to cover for the fact that Apple's attention was completely diverted to the iPhone, and nothing special was going to happen with Leopard.

    Please, dear god, I hope they finally fix the Finder's SMB client so it can connect to Windows 2k3/Vista boxes without having to turn off packet signing. It's pretty laughable to have to turn off Windows security features, so you can connect to fileshares. Even more assanine to have to pay the cost of the OS to pick up Thursby software's Dave, to connect to these newer Windows boxes properly.

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