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World of Apple reports that Apple has seeded a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.4, termed Build 10F50, to select developers. According to the report, the update now weighs in at 581.3 MB and contains one documented minor issue.

Apple has also revised the seed notes accompanying the release to highlighting what it considers the most significant fixes brought in the update so far, including addressing issues with keyboard/trackpad unresponsiveness, Adobe CS3 application launching, and photo editing in full-screen mode on both iPhoto and Aperture. The notes also report that Apple has made improvements to VPN reliability, VoiceOver compatibility with iMovie and GarageBand, and braille display compatibility.

According to today's report, Apple continues to ask developers to focus testing their testing on the same five areas documented in the previous build seeded last week: GraphicsDrivers, SMB, USB, VoiceOver, and VPN.

Article Link: Apple Pushes Out Third Build of Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F50) to Developers
 

honestfool84

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Jul 16, 2009
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500+MB?! at this rate, i'll have over 4.5gbs of "security updates" when 10.6.9 comes out.

WTF? this is just a glorified service pack.
 
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kyleh613

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I take it the USB testing is so Apple can push out USB 3.0 support in future hardware updates?
 
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J the Ninja

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500+MB?! at this rate, i'll have over 4.5gbs of "security updates" when 10.6.9 comes out.

WTF? this is just a glorified service pack.

Yeah. Would you prefer they just included fewer fixes? I'll happily download as many bugfixes as Apple has time to send me. Besides, Software Update strips out about 40-60% of the packages anyway, since a lot of them are things that were in previous updates, or for machine-specific hardware that you don't have.
 
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guzhogi

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500+MB?! at this rate, i'll have over 4.5gbs of "security updates" when 10.6.9 comes out.

WTF? this is just a glorified service pack.

Don't forget, this is replacing files, not adding more files. So The actual footprint of your system will stay pretty much the same (give or take a few MBs).

Besides, this is a developer copy, so Apple probably has a bit of debug code in there, too. When the final version of 10.6.4 comes out, it'll probably be smaller.

Also, who says .9 will be the last update? We've had 10.4.11. The period between the numbers is NOT a decimal point. If Apple adds another point update to 10.6.9, it does not turn into 10.7. It turns into 10.6.10, then .11, .12, .13, etc. Kinda wish people would figure this out by now or Apple goes to Windows' style of numbering: Mac OS X, service pack 6, bug fix 14 or whatever.
 
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kolax

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500+MB?! at this rate, i'll have over 4.5gbs of "security updates" when 10.6.9 comes out.

WTF? this is just a glorified service pack.

It is a service pack.. when has it been detailed that OS X x.x.x updates aren't..?

Also, as said before, the update will overwrite a lot of files; it isn't slapping an extra 550MB's onto your hard drive. The OS X 10.5.8 combo update is only 759MB's in size.. that includes all updates from OS X 10.5.1 - 10.5.8. I think that answers your statement..
 
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alent1234

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500+MB?! at this rate, i'll have over 4.5gbs of "security updates" when 10.6.9 comes out.

WTF? this is just a glorified service pack.

it's called dependencies. you change something in one file to fix a bug, you might have to change something in another file that it depends on or just change it to not throw an error since you just changed the file version.

this is a nightmare with ^nix systems
 
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cvaldes

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500+MB?! at this rate, i'll have over 4.5gbs of "security updates" when 10.6.9 comes out.

WTF? this is just a glorified service pack.
That's what an x.y.z maintenance update is. Usually there is no major functionality released in these updates.

I must remark that you chose your MacRumors user handle judiciously. :)
 
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honestfool84

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Jul 16, 2009
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it was my mistake on thinking that the files did not overlap. i should have figured.


either way, it's almost a joke that they have to update it that often. can't they get it right the first time?

i'll tell you what: windows 7 isn't updated once every other month with HALF A GB update.
 
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ikir

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500+MB?! at this rate, i'll have over 4.5gbs of "security updates" when 10.6.9 comes out.

WTF? this is just a glorified service pack.

LOL!!! 99% is overwrite when installing. They don't stack lol.
 
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zweigand

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Oct 19, 2003
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Mmmm GraphicsDrivers.. I hope a few of their developers/testers are running Steam. :D

Hoping they update the drivers for Nvidia 7 series cards so iMacs like mine can friggin run Portal, Team Fortress 2, and Starcraft II. The hardware is powerful enough …the drivers are just lacking.
 
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ikir

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it was my mistake on thinking that the files did not overlap. i should have figured.


either way, it's almost a joke that they have to update it that often. can't they get it right the first time?

i'll tell you what: windows 7 isn't updated once every other month with HALF A GB update.
Windows 7 is ****, pro users can see it, normal users can see that in 2010 it can't even open a PDF. It is totally OT.

Can't they get it right first time? LOL. You can apply this to every software house in the last 30 years. And again, patches also intoduce new features and drivers.
 
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Eric S.

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either way, it's almost a joke that they have to update it that often. can't they get it right the first time?

No, they can't. Any OS that is this large and complex will have bugs and room for improvement. If they waited for it to be perfect it would never be released. On the other hand, maybe you'd be happier if they just didn't fix things?

i'll tell you what: windows 7 isn't updated once every other month with HALF A GB update.

Neither is OS X. The last update took five months.
 
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cowcaster88

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since they're focusing on the graphic's drivers I wonder if this will include the sound output on the new MacBook Pros through the Mini Display & HDMI? I have the problem where I'll plug it into my TV open one program it'll go through the MacBook's speakers then I'll change it and the audio will go through the TV, the open & close the program and the audio will go through the MacBook speakers again. Annoying...
 
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honestfool84

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Jul 16, 2009
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Windows 7 is ****, pro users can see it, normal users can see that in 2010 it can't even open a PDF. It is totally OT.

Can't they get it right first time? LOL. You can apply this to every software house in the last 30 years. And again, patches also intoduce new features and drivers.

first off, i'm an avid apple user. i'm not a fanboy, though.

the one thing i hate about OS X, though, is that it was first introduced in 2002, and has since had 6 revisions.

that's basically the same thing as using Windows 98 and having 6 revisions.
 
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dwman

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I really wonder how Apple will continue to focus on Macs and OS X since iphone/ipod and ipad are becoming their bread and butter business. Not saying the Mac platform is going away anytime soon (since Apple requires devs to use it to make iphone/ipad apps), but you look at the banner for this years WWDC, it's all about apps and the iphone OS.
 
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sportsfan

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Nov 13, 2009
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Honest Question

Were the x.x.# updates in the past (10.4, 10.5)this large? Perhaps these files are so large for the 10.6 os is due to Apple ripping out non-snow leopard code and making it all nice an frosty? :)
 
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