Mac OS 10.4.8 Imminent?

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According to a Digg.com story, Apple has seeded OS 10.4.8 Build 8L2125 to developers. According to the poster (named "appledev"), no significant issues remain which could indicate a release within days.

The Intel Version weighs in at 206 MB, with the PowerPC Version weighing in at a significantly less 30.8 MB. Previous rumors indicated significant work was being done on Rosetta, which could explain the substantial size difference (although Intel versions have typically been larger, as Mac OS 10.4.7, released in June, was 133 MB Intel and 64 MB PPC). Other previous (unconfirmed) rumors have indicated that, among other enhancements and bug fixes, OpenGL may have also seen performance improvements.
 

Fiveos22

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I'm hoping to see those OpenGL improvements significantly boost my Quake 1 fps on my MacBook.
 

Chundles

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Yep, sounds good. I likes me some OS updates.

Rack up another one (10.4.9) in December followed by another just before Leopard (10.4.10) and I reckon we'd be done.
 

cantthinkofone

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Kernow said:
I hope so, 10.4.7 is still the prime suspect for breaking my Firewire audio interface.
im not to fond of 10.4.7 either. i think 10.3.7 was when my G5 crashed and i had to re-install OS X :eek: when 10.5.7 rolls around, i think ill skip it.
 

Hodapp

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Fiveos22 said:
I'm hoping to see those OpenGL improvements significantly boost my Quake 1 fps on my MacBook.
I doubt a software update can magically change your crappy Intel 950 in to a worthwhile GPU.

I keep waiting for one of these updates to properly clock the MacBook Pro's GPU. Now that is ridiculous.
 

solvs

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A developer friend of mine tried to download the previous dev release for my system (iMac G5), but it wouldn't install right for some reason. It would hang on restart. I had to re-install from the CD and re-update everything. Even tried disabling all my hacks and startup items, but it just did it again. I believe it was the combo version (2117 I think). I'm thinking it didn't get download right or something though, because he was able to get it working on his (Intel and PPC), a friend of our's (dual G5 PowerMac), and my Mother's (Intel mini). Hoping the new one works better, but if not, at least I know how to fix it. :rolleyes: When it works though, it's fast. Real fast.
 

bdj21ya

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Fiveos22 said:
I'm hoping to see those OpenGL improvements significantly boost my Quake 1 fps on my MacBook.
I think you probably should have gotten a machine with a graphics card if you wanted to play 3d games.
 

crees!

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From Digg:

10.4.8 Build 8L2125 Seeded to select & prem devs today, and has no know issues. This means Apple plans to release it in the wild witin the next few days. Intel Version 206mb (mostly rosetta) PowerPC Version 30.8mb. NOT LIVE YET, For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n304200
To note, the KB article doesn't exist.
 

treblah

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solvs said:
If he gets me a seed account, do I have to stop posting here? Cuz that would suck. A lot.
You don't have to stop posting in general. Only about stuff you download or read on ADC.

I'm going to predict a Friday release, to coincide with Aperture 1.5.
 

robbieduncan

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I expect that 10.4.8 will be required for Aperture 1.5 (as OS updates are normally required to add RAW support for new cameras). A post on another forum (arstechnicas iirc) by someone who was at Photokina and had talked to someone from Apple said that Aperture 1.5 was scheduled to be available for download at the end of the show (October 1st)...
 

nw_mike

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Re: If he gets me a seed account, do I have to stop posting here?

Apple has periods in which they allow people to apply for AppleSeed accounts. The purpose is to help them test their OS updates and releases in environments they are not able to replicate themselves. To this end I am not sure how your friend can 'get' you a seed account, legitimately. if you go the AppleSeed page you are generally greeted with the message

"We are not seeking new participants. You must have an invitation in order to log in."

That being said, anything relating to the seeds you would download are covered by NDA (non-disclosure agreement) and are legally binding. So your answer would be you cannot, legally, talk about those issues in any other forum then the one they provide.
 

tmphoto

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I hope it fixes the USB connection to Canon cameras. They broke it with 10.4.7. I'm still booting from my portable backup drive when shooting tethered (looks really pro on location).
I dread the going-backwards-sytem-reinstall BS tho, so that's what I have been doing.
 

gloss

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io_burn said:
I doubt a software update can magically change your crappy Intel 950 in to a worthwhile GPU.
Of course not. But it could allow multi-core support in OpenGL, which would be dandy and, yes, would affect performance even on integrated graphics systems.
 

robbieduncan

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tmphoto said:
I hope it fixes the USB connection to Canon cameras. They broke it with 10.4.7. I'm still booting from my portable backup drive when shooting tethered (looks really pro on location).
I dread the going-backwards-sytem-reinstall BS tho, so that's what I have been doing.
My EOS 400D works fine (in tethered mode as well as just transfering from the memory card)?