More Mac OS XSeeds

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    More Mac OS X seeds (10.2.8 6R65 seeded, Panther Server 7B72)... with some minor details at ThinkSecret.
  2. sickracer2015 macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2003
    wow very very old news... and your just now getting around to it? how about you mention the oddities.. from what I have read 2 10.2.8 seeds have happened this week, and the one server build.. yet no client builds.. makes you wonder whats going on...
  3. silvergunuk macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2003

    Aslong as it sorts out the radeon 8500 bug, ill be happy.
  4. dho macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2003
    7b68 is running great for me(I feel like I am on OS 9 again)

    this is the first seed where I haven't had the urge to upgrade
  5. huckleup macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2003
    Left Coast
    Re: wahey!

    What Radeon 8500 bug?
  6. bluedalmatian macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Great Britain
    What machine are you running it on?
  7. VicMacs macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2003
    Dominican Republic
    fast yet buggy

    I've installed 7b68 and my HK sounsticks only give sound out of one stick, and its not that loud... the sound on system prefs says no output control for this device.. Anything on that? Another thing ive seen is that if yo change an icon and you put the folder with the new icon on the sidebar if you put files into the folder using the sidebarr icon as a destination, it will make it lose the new icon... Weird... I've also had a lot of quartz crashes... Safari crashes, apps not closing when they should.. Its fast but a bit too buggy right now...

    i do love it though....
  8. dho macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2003

    I have tested panther on a 500mhz imac with 320, 450mhz cube with 768, and a 400 mhz pbg3 with 128

    Having just updated the pb from 9.2.1 to 10.3 7b68 I can say that gui "snappiness" is very comparable.(not there yet, but much closer)

    Very cool!

    edit: Also, suprprisingly good performance with 128 ram.
  9. julzmon macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2001
    love it

    this new build is just fantastic.
    only noticed some little gui cosmetic bugs other then that it rocks. my G4 400 agp feels like it's twice as fast. finder very responsive. super slow apps like dreamweaver 2004 is faster on it also.

    can't wait to purchase the full release!
  10. bluedalmatian macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Great Britain
    thanks dho & julzmon.

    I've got an a similar g3 imac and a cube so so I feel more confident now that i'll see the speed increase.

    i wasn't sure if it was only noticable on newer g4s.

    thats the one thing about the panther rumours - last year all the rumour sites were going on about how much faster jaguar was and it did apple a lot of good - i certainly was inspired to buy it based on the speed rumours.

    this year the rumour mill has been quieter about the speed gains.:confused:
  11. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2003

    I ran Jaguar on my iMac 233 - I hated it.
    Panther, on the other hand, I like on my trusty old 233, which I *keep* having to tell people is over 5 years old, and not brand new.
  12. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    Re: Speed

    did you have to do anything special to get it to run? I thought the minimum specs for Panther were a 400 G3...

    I've been thinking about running on my beige 300, but didn't want to wipe my drive just to find out it wouldn't work.

    lemme know...
  13. saint.duo macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2003
  14. myrdred23 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2002
    Is motherboard based USB a real requirement or just a *recommended* requirement. What I mean is, is it like the previous OS X versions G3 minimum requirement, where people have still managed to run OS X on PowerPC 604's?

    Hopefully, there will still be a way to run it on older non-USB G3 computers, especially now since it is much faster than previous versions.

    Have anyone actually tried installing Panther on beige G3s?


    Also, another couple of questions. These were rumors from long before WWDC and Panther feature confirmations, yet no information has been given on these.

    The first is a new version of OS 9, that works only in Classic, where it is optimized (even more than 9.2.2) for use as Mac OS X Classic. It would feature an improved bootup time, and the menubar would look like an OS X one, rather than OS 9.

    The second is reloading of frameworks without need for a reboot. What I mean, is if you install updates to the OS, that change certain non-critical frameworks, these would be reloaded on the run, without having to reboot the whole OS. As it is, right now if a framework is changed, even if it is a very non-critical one, the system needs a reboot.

    Anyone know any information on these topics?
  15. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2003
    Re: Re: Speed

    I didn't do anything special - it's the WWDC preview version, I installed it on a partition, in case anything went wonky, I could always use OS X (the original) or OS 9 from a separate partition for booting. I haven't yet though. Can't say anything abot the beige 300's.

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