Apple Prepping OS X 10.5.7 Update

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Apple yesterday seeded Mac OS X 10.5.7, the next maintenance release for Leopard, to developers. Apple is requesting that developers focus their testing on over twenty areas of the new seed, which is termed Build 9J22.

Developers familiar with the new build report that Apple has made nearly 70 changes in the update, with many of them focused on syncing and networking improvements. A number of preferences and widgets have seen tweaks to address performance issues, and Apple has also addressed several issues related to RAW image handling. Also of note, Apple has addressed an issue with Safari not accepting certain types of cookies.

Apple has also informed developers that the new Safari 4 public beta will not install on the current 10.5.7 build. The last update to Leopard, OS X 10.5.6, was released in December.

Article Link: Apple Prepping OS X 10.5.7 Update
 

BWhaler

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I really hope this fixes the graphic issues with the MBPro's. The random subtly screen flicker is a thrashing.
 

derek1984

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So one could assume that 10.5.8 and 10.5.9 will be released and then 10.6 Snow Leopard? Snow Leopard might not come out until at least Q4 '09 if that's the case.
 

skiaddict

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Maybe Apple will finally fix the issue preventing safari users from logging into enterprise outlook web access webmail. It used to work fine but for the last few years, newer releases of safari have blocked this. It is ridiculous. Works fine with firefox.
 

kubes

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That's odd.
Wonder how long before that is remedied?
Can see this delaying current Safari 4 users from upgrading their OSes - kind of defeating the point.
Again, odd. :confused:
I assumed that line just meant that it won't be installed automatically as part of the update.
 

cswiger1

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How bout updating the mini?!?:mad:

ok, I'm not really waiting for the mini updates so much. I just figured 'd preemptively say it. You know someone’s going to eventually…
 

soup4you2

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Maybe Apple will finally fix the issue preventing safari users from logging into enterprise outlook web access webmail. It used to work fine but for the last few years, newer releases of safari have blocked this. It is ridiculous. Works fine with firefox.
I can access multiple places with enterprise outlook web access, with no problems.
 

Aquis

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Maybe Apple will finally fix the issue preventing safari users from logging into enterprise outlook web access webmail. It used to work fine but for the last few years, newer releases of safari have blocked this. It is ridiculous. Works fine with firefox.
Outlook web access works for me in Safari 3 and 4...
 

markfc

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Maybe Apple will finally fix the issue preventing safari users from logging into enterprise outlook web access webmail. It used to work fine but for the last few years, newer releases of safari have blocked this. It is ridiculous. Works fine with firefox.
What? It's always worked fine for me.
 

dr_lha

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So one could assume that 10.5.8 and 10.5.9 will be released and then 10.6 Snow Leopard? Snow Leopard might not come out until at least Q4 '09 if that's the case.
No. The release versions of Leopard have no relation to when Snow Leopard is out. SL could come out before 10.5.7, or after 10.5.20 for all we know. I would guess however as we haven't even seen a real official preview of SL, that it won't be coming out until later this year (I'm guessing preview at WWDC and release around October, 2 years after Leopard), but that is pure speculation. However its speculation based on better evidence than Leopard version numbers!
 

JayBee

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So one could assume that 10.5.8 and 10.5.9 will be released and then 10.6 Snow Leopard? Snow Leopard might not come out until at least Q4 '09 if that's the case.
You're new around here, aren't you? ;)

Tiger went up to 10.4.12, and Jaguar only made it up to 10.2.8. It's also quite common for 10.(x-1).y releases to continue after 10.x ships.

Maintenance releases are never a good "countdown" on the new release of any product, since typically the development cycle will split development into two branches at any major release. One branch (the maintenance branch) will not see any new features, but will simply be fixes, tweaks and general low-level improvements. These are the 10.5.x releases.

The other branch will be much more radically altered, and will pave the way for the next major release (10.6). In other words, you usually create two teams at launch (10.5.0), one responsible for maintenance, the other responsible for the next version.

At each 10.5.x release, the 10.6 team will look at the branch, and will "backport" any bug fixes into the code they're working on, if required.

The net result is that 10.6 will be finished "when it's finished", as that team isn't really waiting on the 10.5 maintenance team doing anything - the two branches progress mostly independently of each other.

Phew. Sorry for that! Stuck in teaching mode today!
 

tbealmear

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I already have the Safari 4 beta installed. I wonder if I will have to uninstall it in order to run the update... Oh well, I don't really use Safari, I just wanted to see what it was like. Until Apple allows plugins (which I actually don't see happening) I will stay with Firefox.
 
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