Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
55,002
17,380



172058-snow_leopard_question.jpg


Just five days after the previous seed, MacRumors has received word that Apple has seeded a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.7, termed Build 10J860, to a select set of developers.

As with the previous build, Apple lists no known issues and asks developers to focus their testing on Safari, Mac App Store, AirPort, Bonjour, SMB, and Graphics Drivers.

Apple's software development cycles are of course highly variable, making it difficult to predict a public release date for Mac OS X 10.6.7, but the quick turnaround and increment of only two build numbers since the previous seed suggests that Apple may be wrapping up development on the update.

Article Link: Mac OS X 10.6.7 Build 10J860 Seeded to Select Developers
 

elppa

macrumors 68040
Nov 26, 2003
3,232
114
10.2.8
10.3.9
10.4.11 (rather high, intel transition and Leopard was late)
10.5.8
10.6.7

8/9 seems typical. One more 10.6 release after this and then elppa thinks Lion will be ready to roar.
 

bassfingers

macrumors 6502
Nov 15, 2010
410
0
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148a Safari/6533.18.5)

How important are these incremental updates? Or is the hype more about "one step closer to lion"?
 

elppa

macrumors 68040
Nov 26, 2003
3,232
114
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148a Safari/6533.18.5)

How important are these incremental updates? Or is the hype more about "one step closer to lion"?

Depends if they fix a defect which affects you or adds support for a peripheral which wasn't previously supported.

10.6.6 brought something called the Mac App Store. So that might be important.

But my mane take from the story is we are getting closer to lion.
 

QuarterSwede

macrumors G3
Oct 1, 2005
9,569
1,669
Colorado Springs, CO

3282868

macrumors 603
Jan 8, 2009
5,281
0
Depends if they fix a defect which affects you or adds support for a peripheral which wasn't previously supported.

10.6.6 brought something called the Mac App Store. So that might be important.

But my mane take from the story is we are getting closer to lion.

One small irritant is in "Desktop" in "System Preferences". When adding folders for wallpapers it keeps reverting back to the original HDD. For example, I have a Wallpapers folder in my Pictures folder, with subfolders for dual and triple displays. It's annoying having to drill down every-time I have to add folders.

10.7 Lion due this summer w/o ONE developer beta. Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard had continuous developer beta's released at least a year before GM build. Leopard was delayed as developers were moved off OS X for iOS development, more focus on iOS/iDevices and a lack "Lion" info, my confidence in OS X is shaky. "Mission Control", and a patent application for "Safe Deposit Box", Lion seems like a dumbed down version for the iOS masses who switched to Mac systems.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Mattsasa

macrumors 68020
Apr 12, 2010
2,333
735
Minnesota
Is this the seventh build of 10.6.7 I lost count.

I get excited whenever I hear graphics drivers. anyone tested them? any improvements in gaming?
 

vincenz

macrumors 601
Oct 20, 2008
4,282
164
Another reason to update the "Post your 'About This Mac' Screenshot" thread when it does come out.
 

karsten

macrumors 6502a
Sep 3, 2010
890
122
they're like "whoops we gotta code this Lion thing we keep forgetting about"
 

cav23j

macrumors regular
Oct 11, 2008
231
0
they're like "whoops we gotta code this Lion thing we keep forgetting about"

you have no source on that
they could have a large team working on it and are waiting until June to release the first developer build
 

3282868

macrumors 603
Jan 8, 2009
5,281
0
you have no source on that
they could have a large team working on it and are waiting until June to release the first developer build

NW! If Lion is ramped for a Summer release and June is the first developer beta?! Doesn't make any sense. For the last few 10.X updates we have gotten steady beta's at LEAST one year before the GM build. Truth is, Apple's priorities aren't on OS X as much as they are on iOS. The billions in cash area testament to that fact.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.