10.2.3 Update Seeded

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Mac OS X 10.2.3 Build 6G14 has been seeded to developers.
Major updates in the areas of: Graphics, Printing, and Applescript.

Other updates areas include: Video, Core Audio, High Level Toolbox, Carbon, Firewire, and USB"
According to sources, final release of Mac OS X 10.2.3 should come in mid-December to early January before MacWorld San Francisco.
 

crassusad44

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Apple continues to update their OS, to give us the best experience possible. This is good news!

Updates to the Printing system is still needed, so it would be good to see an update here. Wonder what graphics layers will be updated. OpenGL, Quartz, both??
 

sparkleytone

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its already a huge update.

the client update weighs in at around 50MB.

the server is up to around 70MB.

i love that Apple is working mega hard on this OS.

maybe they have been given some oomph by the popularity of Jaguar.
 

bousozoku

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The good news just keeps coming. :)

It's great that they're fixing all the little things that go bump in the night. I'm sure they're working on performance as well. The quicker Carbon becomes, the happier we'll be.
 

asparagui

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Sparkly:

I'd say it's not so much that apple has extra umph from the release of Jaguar. This is a new age for Apple: this is the first time in a while that they are only working one OS. In recent years, they've been working on upwards of 3-5 projects at once, and as such their efforts have been diluted.

All the apple software engineers are working on one project right now: OSX.

The result? Sheer goodness. ;-)

-Brett
www.universe42.com
 

fatalerror101

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Yahoo

Wonder if the update for the USB will mean USB 2.0 in the new powermac line that will be introduced this year?

O well we can hope that this new update will bring OSX closer to perfection.





PowerBook G4 1 GHZ 1024 RAM
 

sparkleytone

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Originally posted by asparagui
Sparkly:

I'd say it's not so much that apple has extra umph from the release of Jaguar. This is a new age for Apple: this is the first time in a while that they are only working one OS. In recent years, they've been working on upwards of 3-5 projects at once, and as such their efforts have been diluted.

All the apple software engineers are working on one project right now: OSX.

The result? Sheer goodness. ;-)
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thats a nice observation. being that i have only been privy to the mac world for about a year, i never even gave that thought.
 

bretm

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Originally posted by asparagui
Sparkly:

I'd say it's not so much that apple has extra umph from the release of Jaguar. This is a new age for Apple: this is the first time in a while that they are only working one OS. In recent years, they've been working on upwards of 3-5 projects at once, and as such their efforts have been diluted.

All the apple software engineers are working on one project right now: OSX.

The result? Sheer goodness. ;-)

-Brett
www.universe42.com
Curious, what projects in the past are you talking about? Apple has more software right now than it ever has. And not just iApps. They have to be working hard for the likely January release of FCP 4, future updates of DVD studio pro, whatever pro audio software they're going to release (and/or updates of audio software they purchased), all the updates of high end graphics apps they now own, their own web browser, a professional appleworks to compete with office, and the list goes on. I sure hope they're not ONLY working on OSX. In fact, I wonder how they aren't spreading themselves too thin. On the surface it doesn't seem like microsoft takes on as much. When I think microsoft I think office and other business apps, and all the flavors of windows and explorer. When I think of apple, I think of the OS, the hardware, the toys (ipod), the applications (even beyond iApps like I said) and I wonder how the heck Apple is a smaller company.
 

shadowfax0

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I think he means that now they've dropped support for OS 9, now they can concentrate on just making OS X the best it can be...without updating/tweaking OS 9.
 

gandalf55

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i can't wait to get this update installed. i have been really happy with jagwire... and improving upon it will be amazing. i personally don't like the iMail app very much and iChat is very primitive. But keep 'em coming Apple. We appreciate all the hard work!!
 

scem0

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lol 'jagwire'... Good times good times..... :D

I hope iChat is updated, because as of now it sucks. I don't care
what anyone else says. It sucks. Yes, it has potential, and it can
be improved, but apple has not done that yet, so it sucks.:(

:D
 

gairloch

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Sep 4, 2002
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Quartz & Mail.app

I was introduced to the Mac on OSX and switched just after Jaguar was introduced. I've been very happy, indeed, with my new working environment.

I've only two areas where I would like improvement...

1. Mail has loads of neat features, but I need BCC. It is so rude to send a group email displaying everyone's address in the header (most especially when they don't know each other).

2. Quartz sometimes fails to refresh my display (iBook 600; 16M VRAM) within certain program windows. This happens in the address book program, and occasionally in OmniWeb & Okito Composer. I've never experienced it with other programs I have installed. (I'd like to attached a PDF, but I can't get one small enough to post.) Is anyone else having this problem?

Also, I'm curious about the above poster's mention of needing core audio fixed. What are the problems that people are experiencing.
 

totally_fly

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Originally posted by gandalf55
i can't wait to get this update installed. i have been really happy with jagwire... and improving upon it will be amazing. i personally don't like the iMail app very much and iChat is very primitive. But keep 'em coming Apple. We appreciate all the hard work!!
ummmm.. iMail?? I'm fairly certain its simply called: Mail.

I like it, but I don't use it much.
 

eallison

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Jun 5, 2002
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Mail has loads of neat features, but I need BCC. It is so rude to send a group email displaying everyone's address in the header (most especially when they don't know each other).
in OS X Mail, shift-cmd-b when writing a new message will give you the BCC header.

Also, my girlfriend and I both use iChat and neither of us have had any difficulty using it every day as a replacement for AOL's OS X client.
 

dethl

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Hmmm....firewire upgrade? Could this mean the possibility of Gigawire (Firewire 2) being announced on new Macs? I'm not too hyped up on USB 2.0 tho...I dislike it for a fairly big reason: USB 2 cannot supply power to a drive...you HAVE to have an external power supply for any USB 2 drives
 

yosoyjay

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Nov 20, 2002
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Originally posted by bretm


On the surface it doesn't seem like microsoft takes on as much. When I think microsoft I think office and other business apps, and all the flavors of windows and explorer. When I think of apple, I think of the OS, the hardware, the toys (ipod), the applications (even beyond iApps like I said) and I wonder how the heck Apple is a smaller company.

Actually, Microsoft is much, much more than just Office, Windows, and Explorer. Think servers, development tools, games, business management, limited hardware, limited press, MSN, messanger, the list goes on and on. They really are a gargantuan company compared to Apple.
 

gairloch

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Sep 4, 2002
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A HUGE THANKS TO "EALLISON" (above)

I'd have never found it without you, brother^.^ Thanks and thanks again. After searching I did find it in the menus. I guess I didn't look close enough at first. It is a rather common feature to be so out of the way, no? I've always used Netscape's mail program and still do on occasion. I like the control it gives me, but Mail.app seems to be more stable on my setup.

Thanks for the help again. Times like this renew my faith in the usefulness of online posting. (For years I absolutely loathed the idea, but I've been warming recently.)

A though just crossed my mind... I recently reinstalled my system and included a "Swap" partition, which significantly reduced latency across the board. 10.2.2 helped as well, but I noticed a greater difference by using a separate partition for the swap file. I wonder if Apple should consider making it part of the default install configuration.
 

j763

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Originally posted by bretm


Curious, what projects in the past are you talking about? Apple has more software right now than it ever has. And not just iApps. They have to be working hard for the likely January release of FCP 4, future updates of DVD studio pro, whatever pro audio software they're going to release (and/or updates of audio software they purchased), all the updates of high end graphics apps they now own, their own web browser, a professional appleworks to compete with office, and the list goes on. I sure hope they're not ONLY working on OSX. In fact, I wonder how they aren't spreading themselves too thin. On the surface it doesn't seem like microsoft takes on as much. When I think microsoft I think office and other business apps, and all the flavors of windows and explorer. When I think of apple, I think of the OS, the hardware, the toys (ipod), the applications (even beyond iApps like I said) and I wonder how the heck Apple is a smaller company.
I think it's quite clear that the fastest way to sink Apple would be for them to release their own browser and office suite. Executive management would have to be even more insane than they are currently (is that possible?) to do that.

Apple's developers are really spread thin right now. Keep in mind that only about a third of Apple's technologies ever make the market.

I'm actually really surprised we're seeing any Mac OS X Updates coming out the door. I guess my $149 USD has been used well... or maybe they're saving up to get steve a Black Market Nuclear Submarine. I've heard that he's kind of bored with the Gulfstream.