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Apple has seeded a new version of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) to developers. Apple first previewed and seeded Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) at the Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) in August.

This same build was later seeded to Apple Developer Connection developers, with one minor online update in September bringing it to build 9A241e.

Today's update is only available for ADC developers (Select and Premier) and is intended as a fresh-install (rather than updating the previous build of Leopard).

Changes listed from the WWDC seed include:

- new Parental Controls preference pane for content filtering, apps, and curfews
- Significant user interface changes to iCal
- 3D audio cues to indicate locations of items on the screen in the VoiceOver screen reader
- Basic editing in Preview

There are still several known issues documented.

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) is expected to be released in Spring of 2007.

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virus1

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downloading now.. i am guessing this is thier real deal, with the exciting new desktop, maybe the new intro... well i hope so anyway.. :D
 

echeck

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So anyone think there's even a remote chance that Leopard could be available at MWSF '07? ;)

I know, probably wishful thinking, but it would be pretty sweet!
 

05elstonc

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I certainly believe it is a possibility. Under promise, over deliver. Move to Intel...anyone remember that time frame. Steve came in a wee bit a head of schedule, 6 months, not too shabby.
 

p0intblank

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I would love to see Leopard be released at MWSF '07. That would be the ultimate surprise! My hopes aren't that high, though. New iLife features are enough to make me happy. :)
 

Chef Medeski

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mrwilly123 said:
3D audio cues? How would you get anything above 1D audio cues?
Dolby Digital Surround. If you just have a R/L channel.... its only 1 D. But since Dolby has 5.... 2 back... 3 forward... with the center forward and i different height.... u can get almost 3D sound. I think its a really cool features that dissapointingly won't get taken advantage of enough. Some programs should definetly utilize that. It would be great for a simple maze game where like as ur mouse moves u hear where its going. It'd really be cool beans.
 

Lixivial

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3D audio cues? How would you get anything above 1D audio cues?

I presume it's a similar notion to the way video games utilize "3D stereo sound" -- the cue will be in relation to the position to the item's placement on the screen. (As it says in the original post.)

So if you have a window on the extreme left side of your screen, you'll hear VoiceOver out of the left speaker; if it's in the middle, you'll hear it equally in both, etc.

EDIT: Heeeeee. Much better explanation posted quicker than my meager attempts. Clearly Chef Medeski is a much better person than I should ever hope to be!
 

samh004

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I'd rather Leopard was released later with fewer bugs and more stability, than sooner to compete with Vista (that isn't going to be adopted at the same speed anyway).

In relation to the basic editing features in preview - does that mean PDF docs opened can be re-written etc.. or am I on completely the wrong track ?

I can't wait for a unified look, it's a mess right now.
 

dmw007

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Chef Medeski said:
Dolby Digital Surround. If you just have a R/L channel.... its only 1 D. But since Dolby has 5.... 2 back... 3 forward... with the center forward and i different height.... u can get almost 3D sound. I think its a really cool features that dissapointingly won't get taken advantage of enough. Some programs should definetly utilize that. It would be great for a simple maze game where like as ur mouse moves u hear where its going. It'd really be cool beans.


Wow, that does sound like an amazing feature. :)
 

Chef Medeski

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Lixivial said:
I presume it's a similar notion to the way video games utilize "3D stereo sound" -- the cue will be in relation to the position to the item's placement on the screen. (As it says in the original post.)

So if you have a window on the extreme left side of your screen, you'll hear VoiceOver out of the left speaker; if it's in the middle, you'll hear it equally in both, etc.

EDIT: Heeeeee. Much better explanation posted quicker than my meager attempts. Clearly Chef Medeski is a much better person than I should ever hope to be!
Well... I'm not the Demi-god.... yet :D
 

mkjellman

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what i'd like to know, even though someone would have to break the NDA further, is if the Finder has the same 10.4.6 string in its "get info" information. I think that another seed with the same build of Finder means that something big must be in the works.

and yes, posting screenshots of iCal would be great for all but it is strictly against the NDA to even post that a new build has been distributed.
 
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