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Apple Begins Seeding Mac OS X 10.6.1 for Testing

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Apple Begins Seeding Mac OS X 10.6.1 for Testing

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AppleInsider reports that Apple began seeding Mac OS X 10.6.1, the first maintenance update to Snow Leopard, earlier this week to a select group of developers. MacRumors can confirm that it received similar word earlier this week that Apple had opened a discussion forum through its invitation-only AppleSeed program to allow OS X 10.6.1 testers to provide feedback to Apple engineers and that Apple had begun the seeding distribution.
Those receiving the first builds are part of smaller, more exclusive seeding programs run by the Cupertino-based company. They traditionally operate on an invitation-only basis, unlike the Apple Developer Connection open all developers willing to pay membership fees.
The report notes that builds seeded to this limited audience generally make their way to broader developer distribution through the traditional ADC channels within a week or two.

Article Link: Apple Begins Seeding Mac OS X 10.6.1 for Testing
 
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stubeeef

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Aug 10, 2004
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Looks like it might be time to load up the version I bought. Just waiting for 10.6.1 to upgrade.
 
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GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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Bring back printer support, namely HP and make sure it works over network and locally ... dbags!!!! :mad:

I think I can deal with most everything else. If you must, make the pixels of all menus slightly off if it means I get my printers back.
 
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HLdan

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Aug 22, 2007
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I haven't had a single problem with Snow Leopard on either 3 of my Macs but any update from Apple will be good.
 
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markcres

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Mar 30, 2006
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It seems odd that Apple are looking for feedback from only a small select 'invitation only' group..... why don't they try to gain as much information from their customers as possible. They could save time and money by just trawling through all the threads on the MacRumors forum !!
 
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hhaeschen

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Jan 1, 2008
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I really hope they hurry! I do have some bugs since 10.6.

Most annoying:
- Graphical issues when choosing a page from Safari's "top pages" feature
- When the dock is hidden the Mail icon doesn't bounce every time I get an email as it should, it only does that every once in a while. :(
 
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wankey

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Aug 24, 2005
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Hopefully they improve the scrolling of stacks... Currently it isn't the same speed as Safari scrolling.

good to see that admit that SL is just garbage in comparison to Leopard.

??? What are you talking about? Leopard was sheer utter garbage when it was released.
 
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rwilliams

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Apr 8, 2009
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"There have, however, been several reports from users who are encountering the spinning wheel of death and battling issues with Snow Leopard's build in Cisco VPN -- two issues which may see some relief under Mac OS X 10.6.1."

Thank God. That built-in Cisco VPN is the FAIL.
 
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Lordedmond

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It seems odd that Apple are looking for feedback from only a small select 'invitation only' group..... why don't they try to gain as much information from their customers as possible. They could save time and money by just trawling through all the threads on the MacRumors forum !!

Ok but they would not gain much information , yes some are having problems ,are these the OS or are they created between keyboard and chair

with a small select group they have a control group of known clean machines to test on , when that phase is OK then they ( Apple ) will expand the testing


its all about knowing what you are testing on ,eg if the foundations are rotten then no matter what you build from there it will be rubbish


in testing its what you don't test that matters
 
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thertrain

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I have had No problems with my SL installation either. I think its a very polished system. That being said, Apple followed a very similar schedule with Leopard, and release the 10.5.1 upgrade very shortly after the OS went on sale. :apple:
 
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bmk

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Oct 29, 2007
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I just want my printer to work again. Then I will be happy.

Why don't you give the model of the printer, then at least someone might be able to tell you why. As it is you are making a pointless complaint which might turn out to have absolutely nothing to do with SL.
 
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iAta

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Aug 21, 2009
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any idea if it will be compatable with the Golden release 10A432 ? i mean not the retail box .. :confused:
 
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OllyW

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good to see that admit that SL is just garbage in comparison to Leopard.

??? What are you talking about? Leopard was sheer utter garbage when it was released.

I haven't had any major issues so far with Snow Leopard and never had any problems with Leopard when it was released. Tiger on the other hand gave me big, big problems.

It's only a small minority who run into trouble when a new OS comes out, but boy do they make a big noise about it. ;)
 
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kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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Fix for the sluggish feeling, stop Safari from stalling when there is lots of tabs open or a webpage loads that has a lot of content.

Option for original Expose too would be nice.
 
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RADumas

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Aug 9, 2007
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Installer bug fixes?

If they just fixed the installer so it wouldn't reject perfectly good startup disks and didn't screw up mysql......
 
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iBug2

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Jun 12, 2005
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It seems odd that Apple are looking for feedback from only a small select 'invitation only' group..... why don't they try to gain as much information from their customers as possible. They could save time and money by just trawling through all the threads on the MacRumors forum !!

Like another poster has pointed out it's best to first test within a small group which you can trust that it's not the problem with the user but with the OS. Then after you iron out those big issues, you can start reading the bugreports, that everyone, even non-developers can submit through apple's bugreporter, and start fixing them in order of importance.
 
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Mattie Num Nums

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Mar 5, 2009
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Am I the only one noticing that the Finder seems a bit sluggish? Most notable when scrolling the icons don't populate right away.
 
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xeex

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May 22, 2006
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??? What are you talking about? Leopard was sheer utter garbage when it was released.

let me correct myself garbage Leopard era since Tiger, always had problems with Leo and now newly installed SL although i have a new computer, its just puzzles me, how apple can cock up so much that even newly released computers have obvious problems running this operating system.

i would have to agree with comments with one user who made them recently. apple totally lost interest in hardware and operating system and moved slowly but surely to iphone gimmick and now this tablet rubbish.
 
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