OS X 10.4 Tiger build 8A393 Seeded

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According to macosXrumors.com, Apple has seeded build 8A393 of Tiger out to developers, along with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 2.2 build 7C10.

While there are still known issues in the build, the list of items to fix is shorter than that of the last major build - 8A378.

There's no detailed information yet about what has changed in Remote Desktop 2.2.
 

bobindashadows

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Perhaps they're getting closer to finished

Hmm, if it' smaller, maybe they're getting closer to the final product? I would hope so, a WWDC release is what most are probably counting on.
 

Doctor Q

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We continue to have unresolved problems with Apple Remote Desktop at school, even after some help from Apple in trying to resolve it, so I look forward to another new version.
 

dizastor

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Good sign that the list is getting shorter. Here's hoping for Tiger shipping before the last possible day of the first half!
 

iceTrX

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With a list that small, is it possible that we will see a release candidate by early March and possibly gold by mid March? March 24th sounds good to me. :D
 

Object-X

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Speed it up.

Speed would be a good improvement to RD; man, it's a dog. This is dissappointing because Microsoft's RD client is very responsive, even over a VPN.
 

leenoble

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A series

I'm no software developer but they're still in A series (8AXXX).
From what I've read there are two more development phases after that at least. Anyone have records on how long Panther took in the B and C(?!?) phases. I know the last one was relatively short but I'm sure the middle phase took a while. There were a few builds in the 7B cycle.
I can't see any way this will be out in March (some hopeful people reckon) when we're still in a A series.
June is looking likelier and likelier to me.
 

NeoMayhem

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leenoble said:
I'm no software developer but they're still in A series (8AXXX).
From what I've read there are two more development phases after that at least. Anyone have records on how long Panther took in the B and C(?!?) phases. I know the last one was relatively short but I'm sure the middle phase took a while. There were a few builds in the 7B cycle.
I can't see any way this will be out in March (some hopeful people reckon) when we're still in a A series.
June is looking likelier and likelier to me.
I think that panther final was still an A, and then the first update made it B. Its at U now, so it doesn't really matter.
 

List of things fixed

Issues fixed in this build:
- The Dock hang after dragging items to the Dock is fixed.
- CD installs work again.
- iDVD 4.x - 5.x and iMovie 4.x - 5.x can now see iPhoto 5.x photos in a users iPhoto library normally.
- Finder windows update window titles normally after switching to a new directory in the same Finder window again.
- FireWire devices (including iPods) should eject normally.
- iDisk syncing shouldn’t hang.
- The blue screen after installation or at login should not occur.

These don't seem like minor tweaks to me. They seem like pretty big, integral parts of the OS... Sounds like there's a lot of work ahead if these were a problem up until now...
 

impierced

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NeoMayhem said:
I think that panther final was still an A, and then the first update made it B. Its at U now, so it doesn't really matter.
The Panther final was a B. I believe it was 7B85. The developer (WWDC build) was an A build and everything I received after that was B.
 

CubaTBird

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guys.. this is a good thing... just proves that tiger dev is going its course.. thing is with wwdc being held a few weeks early this year, compared to last years, i have a feelin it will be shown off their.. i why would apple release it on some random tuesday in april? wouldn't they wanna show it off first? the final product that is...
 

patseguin

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Is it true that Apple has added more dock effects to Tiger? I'm really excited about seeing better 6800 drivers too. I may have to slap mine back in if they have optimized drivers for it.
 

iFaulder

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Personally I would rather they take there time and get it done right then have them rush and miss things.

If I was Jobs I would release it at WWDC. But as long as its out before Long Horn I'll be happy.
 

swissmann

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I'm with the get it right crowd. The only thing that would change my mind would be FCP 5 that requires Tiger - then I would be anxious to get it.
 

GigaWire

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Object-X said:
Speed would be a good improvement to RD; man, it's a dog. This is dissappointing because Microsoft's RD client is very responsive, even over a VPN.
Though I look forward to improvements for ARD, I don't really see its current speed being THAT bad.
 

digitalbiker

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leenoble said:
I'm no software developer but they're still in A series (8AXXX).
From what I've read there are two more development phases after that at least. Anyone have records on how long Panther took in the B and C(?!?) phases.
This is a misunderstanding. Many people think the A stands for Alpha, the B stands for Beta, etc. In fact the A & B are just hex number representations of the build number.

A is 10, B is 11, C is 12 etc. My guess is that we will see Tiger released late March to early April.
 

200paul

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Object-X said:
Speed would be a good improvement to RD; man, it's a dog. This is dissappointing because Microsoft's RD client is very responsive, even over a VPN.
Here here to that - I manage a group of Macs, 6 Windows machines, and a Windows Server 2003. I use the Apple Remote Desktop and Microsofts Remote Desktop Connection and Microsoft kills the Apple product on speed. We almost thought we could run all 6 windows machines on server machine and get the people with the windows machines MAcs and just have them log into the server to run windows because it was soooooooo fast and usable. Its kinda sad when Microsoft products run better on Macs than Mac products do.