Panther 7B68 VERY close to Final

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    I am using Panther 7B68, and I have to say that this version look extremely close to the final build. Every app. is in its final form (QuickTime, iTunes, Address Book, iChat, iCal, etc.).

    Also, nowhere in the readme, install, etc. does Apple mention this build being a beta release. The "Intro to Mac OS X" when you first install the OS is all new, and very cool.

    Let me know if you want any screenshots of anything.

    And yes, Panther is VERY fast.
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I reckon it will finish in the late 7B70s to early 80s. Its still got a few things to wind out of it. but I really can't wait for it
     
  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    i wouldn't say 7B68 is all THAT close to perfect, but it's really getting there.

    i'm still having problems with the password protect screen on the screensaver. and suddenly, when i use fast user switching, all my tasks are put to 'sleep' and i get logged out of iChat...i really dislike that...i want to be able to not log out completely, but go to the login screen when i leave my computer.

    also, there are some minimal dock/exposé graphical errors that happen frequently. by this i mean the dock staying part way up after selecting out of the "all windows" mode.

    i had 2 kernel panics already...which is not a good sign, and i've only been running it for about 3 days.
     
  4. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    question about fast-user switching

    When Steve showed us fast-user switching, he said that some of the accounts were set to require a password, and others weren't. Well I played around with Panther 7B21, and I couldn't figure out how to do that. All the accounts wanted their passwords when I tried to fast-user-switch to one of them. Can you explain this please?
     
  5. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    PHoto

    Check it out...
     

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  6. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    Re: question about fast-user switching

    when you create an account, you don't set a password. hence...there is no password required.
     
  7. TheFish macrumors member

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    hey, this isnt really a preformance question but in the welcome screen when your installing and setting up internet and all that, is the music it plays in the background still catchy like jag or is it the same? stupid question i know but im curious.
     
  8. amin macrumors 6502a

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    Ewww, yechh, kernel panics :( .

    Anyone else experiencing these w/ B68? What r u doing when they occur? If you average 2 KPs/3 days, I doubt this beta is anywhere near release!
     
  9. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    i just had another kernel panic last night when trying to start up mozilla firebird...it was an older version...after a restart i downloaded the newest build and everything ran just fine.
     
  10. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Catchy.... yet different. :)
     
  11. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I downloaded the intro/welcome from somewhere. PM if you want it.

    The GM of Jaguar was 6C115 and people are saying we are close to GM for Panther in the upper 60's. Apple doesn't let those developers sleep. :D
     
  12. ryanthered macrumors newbie

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    I have been running Panther seeds on my 12-inch PB since WWDC and haven't had a single KP. I really depends on the hardware configuration, I guess since I only have added RAM.

    A lot of people have had problems with Safari as well, but it seems really stable to me. 68 was probably the first build where I didn't cringe when using the Finder, expecting it to crash on me :)

    Off to install 74....
     
  13. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    my iSight hasn't been recognized by any of the builds of panther, using any application that should read it, ie: iChatAV, EvoCam, QT Broadcaster, etc...
     
  14. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    So? That means nothing.

    10.0 went to 4K78
    10.1 went to 5G64
    10.2 went to 6C115

    Notice a trend?

    On top of that:

    1. There is often more than one build a day

    2. As the OS has matured, the build trains get shorter

    I don't thinkwe're far off from GM at all.
     

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