Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 GM Candidate Build

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    Apple had expected to declare their upcoming Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Gold Master this week. "Gold Master" status is given the final shipping version of the software which is sent to duplicators for distribution.

    Based on our sources, Apple had not quite reached that goal, but today released an internal "GM candidate build" which could represent the final version of Mac OS X Leopard, if no other issues are found.

    Apple has been working against the clock to get Leopard duplicated and shipped for an October release. October 26th has been noted to be planned ship date, and Apple has already been training support staff in anticipation of its release.



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    I thought were there at GM. Just a little longer now.
     
  4. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    That's good news, although it seems like they are cutting it fairly close to be in stores on 10-26.

    I agree with people who would rather see it late than buggy, though.
     
  5. thecritix macrumors 6502

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    seeems a bit too tight timewise to me, maybe they should just offer it for downloaddd? with an activation of some sort that can then make it work for release day :)
     
  6. Bigsam411 macrumors member

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    Woohoo!!! Now all we need is an announcement of the day it will be in stores.
     
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    Wonder How Long Internals Have To Vote GO!

    Maybe by the end of today PR will let us know?
     
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    How many of hours of sleep do you think the programmers are getting?
     
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    There's a difference between releasing a buggy version and a version that isn't almost perfect. These latest builds have all been reported as very stable, so I see no reason Apple shouldn't stick with their current planned release date and then work on 10.5.1 from this point forward and push it. Either way - Leopard is gonna be better from the get-go than Vista ever could've dreamed of being. Just bring it! :p
     
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    Good, was hoping to change my sig today. Maybe by Monday for sure.
     
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    i bet they have hammocks by their desks.
     
  13. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

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    wouldn't be surprised to see this ship on the last day in october. Don't know where the 26th deadline came from.
     
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    This is what apple needs.

    Every time a Gold Candidate is rejected you burn it with some chemicals so out from the main HQ black smoke will appear. When you finally get a Gold Copy that will be finally you burn some papers so that white smokes appears.
     
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    I wonder when are we going to see new Apple front page... Does anyone remember how long before the Tiger release did Apple put the day counter on their site?
     
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    ROTFL. That was heavenly ;)
     
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    Not going to happen, the 31st is Halloween.
    The 26th date is based on the fact that the last few OS releases have been the last Friday of the month.
     
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    I can't wait!!

    But how long after its release date will it take to reach me in South America??
     
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    I've got some kind of addiction with updating things, so I'd love to see a not-so-perfect Leopard at launch and a mega update a week later :)
     
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    Great news! Don't think I've ever seen a news item with no negative votes before....
     
  22. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Where did this information come from, this could just be a flat out lie so people would stop whining (no offence).

    Just seems a tad odd.

    Just wait a little longer. Ballmer frequents these forums I'm told ;)
     
  23. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    So maybe we will get lucky and be given an official release date on Monday or Tuesday. It looks like they are just barely gonna squeak by on their October release.
     
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    Here, kitty-kitty... Come on out; we're ready to play!
     
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    wow. this is coming down to the wire...

    I wonder if it will have to be available in limited quantity at 11:59pm on Wednesday the 31st?
     

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