Seed notes for the next version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard have finally emerged, and they seemingly confirm there’s few if any major steps required before Apple ships the new update to Mac users, perhaps within days.
UPDATE: 25/2/2010: World Of Apple informs of yet another beta now in circulation, still with no issues (though commenters here note a few…)
Mac OS X 10.6.3 (10D558) is a 710.5MB. World of Apple informs: “Apple [...] has released the next build of Mac OS X 10.6.3 to registered developers. The latest build [...] has been delivered in close proximity to the last build and the attached notes remain unchanged. Sources continue to insist to World of Apple that a release is imminent.”
However, this release has been reported as imminent for weeks now, so don’t wait for lunch.
Included in this update
- Performance improvements for 64-bit Logic;
- Addresses compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications;
- Includes changes to QuickTime X that increase reliability, improve compatibility and address security;
- Improves printing reliability and compatibility with 3rd party printers;
- Addresses an issue that causes background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail when scrolling;
- Resolves an issue that prevented files with the # or & in their names from opening in Rosetta;
- Resolves an issue that prevented files from copying to Windows shares;
- Resolves an issue that caused machines using BTMM and the Bonjour Sleep Proxy to wake unexpectedly;
- Resolves an issue with recurring events in iCal when connected to an Exchange server.