Mac OS X 10.6.3 Build 10D573 Seeded to Developers

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Apple is continuing its rapid-fire seeding of Mac OS X 10.6.3 builds today, pushing out Build 10D573 to developers. The new build is only a single increment over the previous build issued last Thursday. World of Apple details the seed notes, which reveal that Apple has asked developers to continue focusing on GraphicsDrivers, Images & Photos, Mail, QuickTime, and Security Certificates for testing.

The seed notes also reveal one additional fix since the last build, involving an issue with recurring events in iCal when working with Exchange servers. The new build also continues to carry a single documented known issue involving the reoffering of the Safari 4.0.5 update issued earlier this month.

We have continued to expect an imminent release of Mac OS X 10.6.3, but Apple's release schedule remains unpredictable as it puts the finishing touches on the update. Late last week, an iMac user reported receiving a prerelease version of Mac OS X 10.6.3 via Software Update. That version was the previous Build 10D572, and it is unknown why the user's machine was able to access the download, although it does suggest that work on Mac OS X 10.6.3 is very close to completion.

Article Link: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Build 10D573 Seeded to Developers
 

nconnella

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If only there was SOME clue in these builds that hinted at new hardware... MACBOOK PROS PLEEEAASSSEE!!!!
 

Rocketman

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I claim the MacBook Pro delay is both caused by this update having issues that actually bother upper management, and also, Intel being constrained on the bleeding edge chips Apple needs, and is rightly allowed early access to. Apple needs more than they have obviously.

This is one of those cases where you hold your nose and deal, knowing you would far rather have a MBP with a more stable OS, and less time of waiting from order to delivery, if you are not one of those absolute bleeding edge buyers.

There are errors in the mail diagnosis and set-up dialogue still and they are not on the short list. I hope they are on the detail list. Not being able to log onto AOL mail in Apple mail is a bit embarrassing for several reasons, the least of which is AOL used to mean "Apple On Line". :D

Rocketman
 

Cynicalone

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This seems overly drawn out. They should just release it and begin work on 10.6.4.


EDIT: Just did the math it has been 135 days since the last update.
 

gt1948

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4/3/2010

I think we will see this shortly before the 3rd of April… now what the heck happens on the 3rd?
 

sth

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I don't know what you're complaining about. After all the cries about Apple losing the focus on quality (e.g. iMacs, Aperture 3) I'm glad to see they want to make sure that 10.6.3 is as good as possible.
 

wrldwzrd89

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Sure is taking a while... they'll release it soon. I just don't know HOW soon - nor does anyone else outside Apple. That said... I do believe that Apple's timing the final release to coincide closely (if not exactly) with new hardware.
 

goobot

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I don't know what you're complaining about. After all the cries about Apple losing the focus on quality (e.g. iMacs, Aperture 3) I'm glad to see they want to make sure that 10.6.3 is as good as possible.
cause human beings are spoiled
 

ValSalva

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Now that these beta releases are closer and closer together we can take that to mean they are closer to final release?

I think they are working overtime getting 10.6.3 ready for the new hardware they want to release at about the same time as the iPad launch. I think they want a lot of traffic in their stores looking at the iPad and new MBPs (and hopefully Mac Pros) should do the trick.
 

MacAddict2000

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Haha, I'm glad they're polishing it and making sure the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed, but my God. Lol.

I wish they would have taken this long with the initial release of 10.5 to do the same.
 

cvaldes

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Quality engineering is totally easy. Just release when it feels drawn out, bugs be damned!
Yeah, I worked for a company whose unofficial motto was "build it, ship it, patch it. Patch it, patch it, patch it!"

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy several years after I departed.

Good times, good times.
 

iigsie

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Crikey, what a bunch of big girls blouses you all are.

Patience is the virtue.
 

cvaldes

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Sure is taking a while... they'll release it soon. I just don't know HOW soon - nor does anyone else outside Apple. That said... I do believe that Apple's timing the final release to coincide closely (if not exactly) with new hardware.
There's no reason to believe that a maintenance update of OS X would coincide exactly with the release of new hardware.

After all, there's a manufacturing ramp (several weeks?, a month?) that would preclude the software release being installed on hardware that ships the same day the code is RTMed.
 

cvaldes

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Crikey, what a bunch of big girls blouses you all are.

Patience is the virtue.
Yes, there are a lot of people here who don't value patience.

Presumably, they will walk through life being constantly disappointed because the things they feel they are entitled to aren't waiting for them on their doorsteps first thing in the morning.

Sad, really.
 
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