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Panther 7B53

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Apple seeded Panther and XCode 7B53 versions today -- which includes the usual round of bug fixes and remaining 'known issues'.

Of interest, Apple writes: "We are fast approaching first candidate build" in the included Seed Notes provided to developers. (as noted by ThinkSecret today)

As Apple ramps up towards as final release (aka Gold Master) of an Operating System, they typically go through a variable number of "Final Candidate" releases for final testing/bug fixes.
 

FredAkbar

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So no new features? Just speed/performance increases?

I think Panther is on track for a September announcement and September/October shipping.
 
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AppleMatt

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Originally posted by sickracer2015
anyone see it on the adc site yet? or still just on the appleseed?

AppleSeed at the mo.

Originally posted by PyroTurtle
ya, it's a cool new version...little faster on the G4 than the others...
just need a G5 to really test it out eh?

How do you know this? Assuming I'm wrong and within the last few minutes it's been made available, what connection do you have to download (at least) a gig that fast? And then install & test it?!

AppleMatt
 
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daveL

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It's on ADC NOW

Must have just gone up.

AppleMatt: I think the other person was just taking the comments from AppleInsider in the most generous light :)
 
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cubist

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Hey Arn...

Since this is in fact a news item and not a rumor at all, it would seem that it would justify a Page 1 placement.

FTM, the creaky old "Apple on Intel" rumor should have been on page 2 - if only because there is no page 3.
 
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alia

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This is pretty exciting. :) My mom has been waiting diligently for Panther to be released. She has 10.1 and didn't want to upgrade to Jaguar if Panther was going to be right around the corner. I guess procrastination works sometimes.

Anyway, hopefully the mid-October thing is true. Yay!


Now if only they'd update their Powerbooks!

Alia
 
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Freg3000

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October 3rd for 10.3 would be the perfect Apple touch.

"10.3 on 10-3."

Although it wouldn't mean that much internationally. :)

I am a bit confused. I know that the last 10.2.x updates have seeds numbers with 4 digits. But I seem to remember that the GM Jaguar seed was 6C115. That is 5 digits. Is there anything to this, or is this just normal?
 
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bobindashadows

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Originally posted by Freg3000
October 3rd for 10.3 would be the perfect Apple touch.

"10.3 on 10-3."

Although it wouldn't mean that much internationally. :)

I am a bit confused. I know that the last 10.2.x updates have seeds numbers with 4 digits. But I seem to remember that the GM Jaguar seed was 6C115. That is 5 digits. Is there anything to this, or is this just normal?
I don't know. I always do build numbers as.... uhh... numbers. Like v1, v2, v3.
 
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Catfish_Man

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Originally posted by Freg3000
October 3rd for 10.3 would be the perfect Apple touch.

"10.3 on 10-3."

Although it wouldn't mean that much internationally. :)

I am a bit confused. I know that the last 10.2.x updates have seeds numbers with 4 digits. But I seem to remember that the GM Jaguar seed was 6C115. That is 5 digits. Is there anything to this, or is this just normal?

6C115:
6: Darwin major version. Corresponds to 10.2
C: Specifies the "fork" of the code that the build came from (I'm not sure about this, but the first and last ones I'm pretty sure about)
115: The build number
 
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henryblackman

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Originally posted by Rincewind42
Bah, and I was just going to file a few bugs tommorow... now they prolly won't be fixed until 10.3.1, or worse, 10.4 :(

As an ADC Select member myself, you should definately file all the bugs you can find in this seed. If they know about them they usually fix them, if they don't know about them they'll never get fixed.

At least you can watch the status of the bug.
 
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whooleytoo

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Originally posted by Freg3000 "10.3 on 10-3."

Although it wouldn't mean that much internationally. :) [/B]

Heheh. So either Panther is 7 months late here in Europe or (more likely) 5 months early! Perhaps that's why Steve is coming over for the Paris Expo - to launch MacOS 3.10? :)
 
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fatfish

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10-3

October 3rd for 10.3 would be the perfect Apple touch.

"10.3 on 10-3."

Although it wouldn't mean that much internationally


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I assume you mean it wouldn't mean that much internationally because it's only North America that writes the month before the day in digit form.

Not quite true, I do it all the time, I usually start my file names with the date and unless you put the month first, they're all messed up in a list.

I know I'm not the only one outside of NA to do this.

Also nobody here refers to the 11-9 incident.

So let's make it 10.3 on 10-3 Apple
 
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daveL

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Originally posted by henryblackman
What is AppleSeed? It's the first time I've heard of it?
It's a non-ADC beta program, i.e. a beta program for end users, rather than developers (who can sometimes be myoptic (sp?)). I forget where the page is, but you can find the sign-up info on the Apple site. They only maintain a set number of folkds, so you may be rejected (not personally, of course) if they already have enough participants.
 
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Longey Nowze

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what bugs?

Originally posted by Rincewind42
Bah, and I was just going to file a few bugs tommorow... now they prolly won't be fixed until 10.3.1, or worse, 10.4 :(

what kinda of bugs? can you tell us or is there some sort of NDA? if so I wont tell anyone it was you :)

thank you
MaT
 
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