Next Tiger Build?

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  1. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

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    I remember with Jaguar and Panther new builds appearing quite frequently on macrumors.com, when do people think the next Tiger build will surface?

    I can't remember how long it was between WWDC Panther and next build, but it wasn't this long was it?

    I wonder if they're going to be fewer and far between because of the longer time frame? The other things (XCode, .mac SDK have been trundling along nicely). Come to mention it...10.3.5 seems to have died. Maybe that's coming to us soon.

    AppleMatt
     
  2. Raiden macrumors regular

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  3. Mord macrumors G4

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    according to a "source" that i have. we are useing an old build and apple is several build ahead of us they just have not seeded them yet.
     
  4. brap macrumors 68000

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    Oh come on, you really think Apple are going to let builds slip out as frequently as MS Longhorn - especially with the huge timeframe to the final release?

    They're keeping it closely under wraps. Really closely.
     
  5. ibook_g4_user macrumors newbie

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    They realesed a new Tiger build yesterday, the new build number is 8A171
     
  6. Motha-Canuker macrumors newbie

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    do they release new builds via software update?

    and does the enw build let you multi conf via ichat?
     
  7. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    According to ThinkSecret the new seed is being distributed by Software Update. This is the first time it has been done this way, as all the Panther seeds were posted on the ADC site for downloading. Distributing the seeds this way should certainly help prevent them from leaking and ending up all over the Internet.
     
  8. AppleMatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Although this changes the build number it's not a "new build" per se, all it does is test the Software Update in Tiger by sending over a readme file and updates Spotlight to be able to search through vCards.

    It's 152kb, so the changes are minimal.
    What I initially meant was a full new build, downloaded via ADC, that contained major changes.

    You can of course download updates from SU to the desktop, and then post them to the internet.

    AppleMatt
     
  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    i just got the update and it fixed a minor problem i had that gave an error when copying stuff to my ipod :D.

    it's all good
     
  10. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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    I think Tiger builds are going to be sparse until Q4, maybe even Q1.

    MS has a lot of time to copy right now, and Apple doesn't want to show their hand too early.

    The dev preview achieved what it needed to: it got the core technologies and SDK's in developers hands and got people excited. That's really all Apple needs to do publicly for now.

    Of course, part of my answer is wishful thinking, since things I care a lot about, like a usable professional iCal are missing from the dev build. Plus, in general, since this release of OSX is going to carry us for a couple of years according to Apple, I want it to be insanely great.
     
  11. Forced Perfect macrumors 6502

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    *cough* Software Update > Update menu > Save Package

    DMG the package, and off you go.

    I'm not advocating that, by the way. I'm just saying it doesn't really stop anyone from downloading the package and giving it to others.
     
  12. thedoc1111 macrumors regular

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    also Apple did use SW Update 'ahead' of time to test it when Panther & Jaguar were being developed.

    I think in one case before there was an actual update rather than just a li'l text file or something.

    Mike
     
  13. Forced Perfect macrumors 6502

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    That's true. Each of those (like this one) were real patches, but they also were used to test the software update system. This one simply didn't change anything good.

    Oh, does anyone out there have a saved copy of the Panther WWDC test software update package? It has been removed from the software update server.
     
  14. Mord macrumors G4

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    that update did fix things

    it let me put files on my ipod again and it fixed my network issues. now i have an almost bug free tiger
     

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