Is Mac OS X Panther 7B85 Gold Master?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    #1 claims that Panther 7B85 has gone Gold Master and is already in duplication. An anonymous MacRumors report, today, also claimed that build 7B85 would be Gold Master.

    While neither source has had much of a rumor history, speculation about Final Candidate status on the Panther Builds has grown since internal build 7B80 was stripped of its Pre Release designation.

    Reports of Build 7B85 showed up on Monday as an Internal Release at Apple. No details on the build were available, but AppleInsider since noted some very minor tweaks in the 7B85 build.

    Tentative target dates are rumored to be October 24th or 25th.
  2. sososowhat macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2003
    Palo Alto, CA
  3. Dippo macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    Does anyone know how long it normally takes to go from starting duplication to shipping date.

    3 weeks seems like a very long time, maybe they will shipped sooner, and at the same time with iTunes for Windows :)
  4. TylerL macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2002
    Jaguar hit GM almost a month before it was finally released.
    In fact, a revision of G4 towers and eMacs came preloaded with 10.2 two weeks before its release.

    I'm surprised they went GM so quickly, especially since they were throwing out new builds almost daily. You'd think they'd want to beat the crap out of a FC build for a few days before declaring it "perfect".

    ...and as of 7B80, there were still some bugs I would like to see fixed. If only I had an ADC account, I'd report them... :p
  5. kugino macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    The physical aspects of mass-producing the CDs (or maybe DVDs?) shouldn't take long...and I'm sure they already have all the packaging's just a matter of when Jobs and co. want to unveil the product.
  6. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Awesome!!!!! Oh! Oh! Oh! There is no emoticon for what I'm feeling!! I hope it's soon! REALLY soon!!!

  7. Freg3000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    Here we go guys.....time to argue about the Gold Master build!!!
  8. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I guess a caveat is that this is from unconfirmed sources.

    The reason it made it to page one is that MacGuardians is not a usual rumor suspect, and it correlated with an anonymous report.

    so, take with grain of salt... and let's hope.

  9. bitfactory macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2002
    what happened to the "slew of new animated effects and interface changes" in 81? looks like it was BS.
  10. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    I can't wait, I have been almost as excited about Panther as the new 15" PowerBooks, so this is a pretty big month for me. :)
  11. syrreg macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2003
    Shouldn't Apple already be accepting pre-orders from consumers if they really are that close to release.?

    I don't think you can even pre-order Panther from Amazon at this point - but I'm pretty sure Jaguar was available for pre-order a few weeks before it actually was RTM.
  12. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    i was wondering the same thing. the scroll bars and traffic widgets are still in the blurry 10.0 style, the small buttons are still in the 10.2 style, and that annoying little square in the corner of two joining scroll bars is still there. apple takes the time to color the help button purple and re-shade the about box logo but leaves the rest of the interface looking like it was put together from pieces found at a garage sale.

    ok, ok, it still looks pretty damn good, i just can't believe there are such glaring oversights.
  13. Foxer macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Washington, DC
  14. tutubibi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2003
    I reallly hope it's true, it makes sense for Oct 24th release. I am waiting for Panther to become official "switcher".
    On the other hand, Oct 24 may be too optimistic. It would beat commited "end of the year" timeline by more than 2 months (SW industry first :D ).
  15. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    well, I hope so.

    I will NOT buy a new Mac only to discover that a bit more than 30 days later (after which point it would be difficult to convince Apple to give me the update for free), a new major revamp of the OS is released to know that I had enough OBVIOUS evidence of its imminent release to have served as a suppression for my eagerness to purchase a new computer.

    So c'mon already! A guy's only got so much self-restraint, Apple!
  16. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    October 24 is my birthday!! Maybe I can get it as a gift! Holy wak that'd rule.

    I want SPEED.
  17. reckless_0001 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2003
    I read somewhere that in 7B74 a guy could only connect to Windows servers (lol) in the network pane. Appletalk servers would not show up unless he used their IP in the connect to server menu. That should be fixed now right?
  18. Magicite macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2002
    Twin Cities
    From Jaguar GM to storeshelves, it was *slightly* less than 2 weeks, if memory serves.

    The G4 towers and eMacs you speak of did not come preloaded with 10.2 and in fact only had the 10.2 full CDs thrown into the boxes. 10.2 was not preinstalled on these machines until their next revision.
  19. matthew24 macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2002
  20. foniks2020 macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2002
    I got my Jaguar CD box one week before it hit shelves.. I pre-ordered.
  21. stingerman macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2003
    It doesn't matter, I'll wait a month maybe two before buying since I don't want to be one of the early testers. I am just hoping that this release includes an update to the PowerMac G4 and makes it Apple's headless desktop solution.
  22. beerguy macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2003
    Okay - I'm fairly new to this whole Apple way of doing things. I got my 15" PB the day after they were announced. Am I going to have to pay to upgrade?
  23. sososowhat macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2003
    Palo Alto, CA
    Why pre-order?

    That was the old Apple. Pre-ordering now ensures it won't arrive till Rev B's on the shelves.
  24. kugino macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    plan on dishing out another $129

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