Speculations about 10.5.2

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by viltsu, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. viltsu macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2007
    Hmm, Apple announced few new products as you know. What I´m interested in, is 10.5.2 what they didn´t announced. New Air is shipping in 2-3 weeks, could this mean that 10.5.2 is coming out then because I think that Air needs new drivers and they come along with 10.5.2.

    Maybe I´m just too desperate waiting my 8800GT Mac Pro :(
  2. newtech macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    I'd say that you are right on the mark. Also the latest developer seed of 10.5.2 is only about a week and a half old.
  3. absolution macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2007
    If one of those attendees at MacWorld who got their hands on the MacBook Air went to "About This Mac" we'd know if it was running 10.5.2. Maybe someone out there posted about it...
  4. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2007
  5. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    Apple just posted another 10.5.2 build on developer connection. Build is 9C16 and has few known issues so I think the final will come very soon.
  6. riscy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    Let's hope that for once MacRumors got it wrong, this is on the front page

    "After the keynote, we rushed over to the MacBook Air. We will be adding more photos to this post shortly. Brief impressions

    - It is quite light and thin
    - Multi-touch seems to work well
    - Multi-touch acts differently in different apps. Testing in iPhoto, Finder, Safari. In Safari, three-finger swipe caused you to go Back and Forward in browser.
    - Mac OS X 10.5.1 :eek:
    - Two DIMM slots While MacOS reports it as 2 slots, Apple's site indicates that the RAM is soldered to the motherboard.
    - 1 USB, 1 micro-DVI, an headphone. In drop-down panel... but does not appear to "collapse"
    - Bright Display, Glossy
    - Built-in battery is not user accessible
    - A USB Ethernet dongle is available for $29
    - The Solid State Drive option carries a $999 premium"

    The Apple website just mentions Leopard :

    "The new MacBook Air also comes with Leopard™, the sixth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system. Leopard introduces Time Machine™, an effortless way to automatically back up everything on a Mac;"
  7. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    There is an application called "Remote Install Mac OS X" on the new 10.5.2 build to remote install X onto MB Airs. So I'm assuming 10.5.2 will be included within Mac Book Airs, meaning it'll be final within 2 weeks.
  8. newtech macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    I'd imagine that the 2-3 week availablity is based on on 10.5.2 reaching a release build. The machines at MW would seem to be using an unreleased new build of 10.5.1 .
  9. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    So it wouldn't be a far-cry to say that the 8800GT will be shipping in two weeks when the 10.5.2 comes out... it makes sense, considering a week ago the ship date said 3-5 weeks AND that the Macbook Air, Apple TV, etc.. will be shipping by then.
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    as noted in another thread, might be $30 to upgrade:p
  11. newtech macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    There is nothing to suggest the 8800GT is held back by the anticipated release of 10.5.2, they are separate issues.

    The skinny on the new MP's is that development was done using Radeon X1900 cards. X2600 and 8800GT were a last minute choice made because 7300GT and X1900 are EOL. Appears Apple was slow on rewriting the 8800GT ROMs and chose only to support UEFI 64.
  12. V.K. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    That was pretty stupid. As you say 7300GT and X1900 are EOL. In fact I don't think 7300GT is even produced any more. I'm not sure about X1900.

    I hope that doesn't mean badly and hastily written drivers. I just ordered a new MP with 8800GT.
    Crossing my fingers...
  13. absolution macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2007
    Curious, where did you hear this?

    I, too, am waiting on a new MP with an 8800 GT card.
  14. newtech macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    The Service Source document for Mac Pro ( early 2008 ) photographs are of the development machines and only show and mention the X1900. 7300 and X1900 being EOL is common knowledge.
  15. Pam2611 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2008
    This problem with the 8800 GT delivery times being 3-5 weeks is not connected to 10.5.2. because the delivery time in EU is 3-5 days (got mine in 5, bought MacPro in Italy). Seems that this time Europe was the first to get the card's.

    UPDATE: Very interesting! I just checkt out apple.it and indeed it says 3-5weeks. But my dealer from Udine delivered the box this afternoon.. with the 8800 GT inside!
  16. yeroen macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2007
    Cambridge, MA
    You have an 8800 in hand?

    You need to start a new thread announcing this ASAP. There are a lot of interested people on this forum who have been very eager to ask 8800 owners some questions.
  17. timb macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    Looks like developers just got new 10.5.2 seeds:

    10.5.2 9C16

    They clock in at about 450 MB.

    Also, Pam2611 would you be willing to do some tests for me? Do you have Windows installed via Boot Camp by chance?
  18. jemo07 macrumors regular

    May 6, 2006
    Madrid, Spain
    Wow! I just got an update from Apple saying my card should arrive next week. It was planned for this week :mad:

    Do you have someone with and older 2007 Mac Pro that you can try this card with? I have been reading a the threads and they all claim that it will not work but I keep getting told by Apple that it will!
  19. peschybear macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2008
    The answer everyone is waiting for: does the card work with an older Mac Pro?
  20. shongohan macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2006

    Then is a lie incompatible firmware news? works in OSX?
    at least with bootcamp? (then the problem is no firmware is only 10.5.2 drivers delivery!)

  21. network23 macrumors 6502


    Dec 18, 2002
    I for one hope 10.5.2 brings official support for NAS units other than the new Time Capsule.
  22. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    Are you kidding me!?? You received your Mac Pro with a 8800GT inside!?!?
  23. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    Dump the ROM image! Please please :D
  24. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    Most likely, the 10.5.2 update will include the drivers for the 8800GT for the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Mac Pro line. Evidence shows Steve said this was being worked, and that the 8800GT is not working right in the old Mac pro at this point.
  25. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Why $30 when they could charge more? I'm guessing it'll be a $50 upgrade. Remember will will be getting ALL NEW stack features (list view) and ALL NEW working wireless. It's got to be worth $50 at least!?

    (Note to all those who just really don't get it - this is called SARCASM)

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