Mac OS X 10.6.3 – seed notes ship – release crawls closer 14

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.

Known Issues
– none.

Focus Areas
– AFP;
– AirPort;
– GraphicsDrivers;
– QuickTime.

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