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iPhone in Canada reports that Apple is set to begin seeding builds of Mac OS X 10.6.4 to developers in the near future, moving development forward on the next maintenance release for Snow Leopard.
This week, in less than a month later since the last OS X release, Apple seems to be pushing forward with plans to update Snow Leopard. We have received reports that Apple is preparing to begin testing of the next main revision of Snow Leopard, version 10.6.4.
Apple began seeding the now-current Mac OS X 10.6.3 to developers in early January, but it remained in that stage of testing and refinement for nearly three months before being released to the public in late March. Apple's timeframes for developer seeds can be highly variable, however, and we are thus unable to predict when Mac OS X 10.6.4 might make its public appearance. Mac OS X 10.6.2, for example, spent only about a month in its developer testing phase.

Article Link: Apple Preparing to Issue Developer Seeds of Mac OS X 10.6.4?
 

iSee

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Yes, Apple is preparing a developer release of 10.6.4...

We know this because 10.6.3 is out.

Did anyone think '.3 was going to be the last version of 10.6?
 
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ShockTroop

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Fix

Hopefully this will fix the problem with 10.6.3 and scrambling screens when using a projector.
 
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rdowns

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Oy, what passes for front page news these days. I'd merge this with the Letterman Top Ten thread and call it Top 10 Things Make you Go Duh.
 
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amac4me

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I haven't experienced any issues on 10.6.3, it will be interesting to see what Apple has in store for 10.6.4.
 
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Icaras

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Good news. Honestly, I'm very content with Snow Leopard thus far. Keep the maintenance updates coming, but I really don't see the need for 10.7 for a while.

Of course, I'm speaking of my own personal experience. I don't know about others, but 10.6 has been very solid for me.
 
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iBug2

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I haven't experienced any issues on 10.6.3, it will be interesting to see what Apple has in store for 10.6.4.

I want the damn finder to speed up to the levels of Leopard.

Cocoa finder has tons of advantages over Carbon, but it's still not as optimized as the Carbon one.

Leopard finder was blazingly fast.
 
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cvaldes

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Did anyone think '.3 was going to be the last version of 10.6?
Only people unfamiliar with Apple's OS X release behavior.

They typically offer a developer preview of the upcoming OS followed by months of work (6-9?) before it's released. We have not heard a peep about 10.7, so it is presumable that we will be seeing ongoing work on 10.6 for at least twelve months.

So, perhaps about half of MacRumors readership.
 
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Jelite

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Place you bets on how many times MR will say 10.6.4 is coming "in the near future", im going for 27.:D
 
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iBug2

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Hi,

My shot in the dark guess is SL will go no further than 10.6.6

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On the contrary, now with the news that Apple switched some of the OS X team to iPhone OS development, which will delay 10.7, we'll probably see a Tiger like cycle on 10.6, over 2 years. So it will go well beyond 10.6.6.
 
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larq2391

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On the contrary, now with the news that Apple switched some of the OS X team to iPhone OS development, which will delay 10.7, we'll probably see a Tiger like cycle on 10.6, over 2 years. So it will go well beyond 10.6.6.

I don't really see how Mac OS X can get that much better than Snow Leopard. Steve did say it would last them a decade and that decade is now over. Maybe Mac OS 11 is next?
 
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stridemat

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On the contrary, now with the news that Apple switched some of the OS X team to iPhone OS development, which will delay 10.7, we'll probably see a Tiger like cycle on 10.6, over 2 years. So it will go well beyond 10.6.6.

Steve Jobs responded to this with an email. It seems OS X has not been 'pushed' back.
 
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