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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple has seeded yet another build of Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55) to developers. This latest seed reveals no known issues and has addressed a few outstanding issues.

Beyond this, we have heard that Apple has started distributing this particular seed internally outside of the usual developer circles. This would indicate that this is the final version of Mac OS X 10.5.6 before public release. We had also heard unconfirmed whispers that the new version would be made available to the public on Friday, and this new information certainly makes that plausible.

Mac OS X 10.5.6 should be a free update available to all Mac OS X 10.5 customers upon its release.

Article Link: Mac OS X 10.5.6 Release Imminent... Friday?


macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
More stability is welcome.

Looking forward to the MobileMe improvements too!


macrumors 6502
Dec 4, 2007
Stability is one thing I definitely need. Any other ideas of what could be new compared to 5.5?

I know, I'm trying to think what else they could come up with for the 10.5.6 upgrade, because there isn't much else to do between now and Snow Leopard.


Aug 18, 2005
Is there a changelog from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6 available somewhere? I'm definitely going to install it anyway but it would be good to know what I can look forward to :)


macrumors 6502
Jan 21, 2007
10.5.5 has been very stable for me. No problems at all (touch wood). I wonder what improvements this is going to bring...?


macrumors 68040
Mar 24, 2003
Oh God PLEASE let them finally fix this stupid airport dropout/slow connection problem. It's only in Leopard (post 10.5.2 I want to say). I've tried all kinds of routers, settings, etc. Wifi work fine under Vista 64. Come on Apple.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 2, 2007
Areas of Change

- Resolved issue with Automatic bookmark syncing and dotmacsyncclient
- Fixed issue with Sync Services and slow sync prompt
- Fixed issue with DVI and display detection
- Issue with Superdrive and eject sound resolved
- Fixed issue with MobileMe pref pane and periodic syncing
- Fixed issue with printing a PDF file from Mail.app
- Resolved issue with LaunchServices and downloading playlists
- Resolved problem with Sync Services and calendar syncing
Issues fixed in previous seeds:
- Resolved issue with FileSync and FileSyncAgent
- Fixed issue with syslog and duplicate message suppression
- Fixed multitouch issue with Finder
- Resolved issue with USB disconnect warning dialog
- Fixed issue with notified syncs and dotmacsyncclient
- Fixed issue with System Preferences and MobileMe sync tab
- Issue with KeychainAccess and prompting of passwords resolved
- AFP Server no longer caches FPGetSessionToken
- AFP Server now turns off replay cache for non replay clients
- AFP Client now advertises that it supports Replay cache
- Bluetooth and USB in closed lid mode compatibility fix
- FileSyncAgent syncing fix
- HTTP basic authentication with long URL containing username/password fix
- iCalExternalSync - you can now change the record identifier to RootNode
- Misc localization fixes
- Buenos Aires (Argentina) Local Time One Hour time change fix
- Fixed issue with CFNetwork and Content-Disposition file names
- Addressed issue with CoreTypes and certain zip file contents
- Fixed problem with USB OTG Disks and Mass Storage
- Fixed issue with Parental Controls and idle sleep
- Fixed issue with Parental Controls and curfew login
- Fixed issue with iDisk Syncing
- Fixed Calculator issue with Swiss German
- Fixed network server file copying issue
- Addressed issue with AudioQueue and CoreAudio
- Fix to Network Authorization UI
- Fixed issue with AirPort Drivers and “off” setting
- Issue with decoding GIF images and CoreGraphics resolved
- Fixed issue with Mail and authentication of inactive accounts
- Resolved issue with iCal Search and text search
- Fixed issue with iCal Alarms not firing in certain situations
- Problem with Quick Look and CoreGraphics resolved
- Issue with iChat setup assistant fixed
- Fixed issue with firewall configs being reset after upgrading
- Resolved issues with CFURLCookies
- Address books syncing fixes
- AFP server login fixes
- Graphic drivers performance fixes
- New iCal Events and AppleScript applet fix
- Safari and cookies compatibility fixes
- Core Audio and AU component version mismatch fix
- Multiple instances of MatrixReverb in separate threads fix
- Core Audio compressor threshold fix
- Switching default audio device’s output stream is now immediate
- More channels for Core Audio 3D mixer
- Programmatically created (public) aggregate device now plays correctly
- Audio Channel Layouts and Unique ID fix
- Changing the composition of an aggregate device audio dropout fix
- kAudioSubDevicePropertyDriftCompensation property can now be set on an aggregate device
- Renaming aggregate devices now propagate device name changes to all applications
- AudioFileOpenURL memory management fix
- CoreAudio AudioFileWritePackets file creation fix
- audioqueue compatibility fixes
- audio file stream compatibility fixes
- ExtAudioFileCreateNew memory management fix
- ADTS files now supports kAudioFilePropertyPacketSizeUpperBound
- Core Audio performance fixes
- CGDisplayBaseAddress and 64bit binaries compatibility fix
- Command-H and applications hiding fix
- FSCatalogSearch() on 64 bit binary app now returns correct results
- iCalExternalSync floating events and stability fixes
- iCal can now identify VTIMEZONE with a simple offset and no transition dates
- Setting iChat setting to “invisible” via AppleScript now keeps you logged in
- Embed ColorSync Profile” in Image Capture no longer leaves invisible file behind
- Image Capture Architecture performance fixes
- Show(Hide)Window() without Window menu memory management fixes
- Linked binary with NFS shares fix
- Keychain Access: Change Password now works for smart cards
- AppleScript/Keychain Scripting now saves passwords as UTF-8
- pthread operation support fixes
- Access times on FAT32 formatted USB external drive performance fix
- Fixed issue with large file (4gb+) writes to LINUX nfs server when initiated from finder
- NFS export and hostname resolution at startup fix
- copying from a framebuffer object to a texture via glCopyTexSubImage2D fix
- GL_ARB_occlusion_query now works with multiple in-flight queries
- Dealloc method of Cocoa PDE is now called when Print dialog is closed
- Two-Sided Checkbox now follows PPD UIConstraints
- Carbon Printing sheets and window flickering issue fix
- ‘Collated’ can now be set as default in print dialog
- Print sheet now honors first page/last page settings
- PDFView now works with undoManager when its document is set
- Paper sizes and some PPDs compatibility fixes
- AERecord-to-NSDictionary translation now handles ‘usrf’ fields.
- Support for serial smart card readers in pcscd
- SyncServer performance fix
- AppKit recognition of xml-format webarchives
- Latest time zone changes for Brazil, Europe, Argentina, etc
- Uploading of files to more than one webDAV volume at the same time fix
- X11 application gnubg segmentation fix


macrumors 65816
Nov 24, 2008
Georgia, USA
Oh God PLEASE let them finally fix this stupid airport dropout/slow connection problem. It's only in Leopard (post 10.5.2 I want to say). I've tried all kinds of routers, settings, etc. Wifi work fine under Vista 64. Come on Apple.

Thank you! I thought it was just me having this problem. If anything else, this is also the one and only thing I want fixed.
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