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

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.

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

  1. Nicholas Aleshin

    I reported to Apple a problem, shortly after release of Snow Leopard, with the address list IN the Mail program (not the Adress Book, but the address list in Mail). Each time an e-mail is sent, addresses are shuffled for individuals with multiple address listed: they do NOT stay in order. This never happened with 10.4 and 10.5.

    I was informed by Apple, following their research, that this was a problem experienced by EVERYONE in 10.6. Apparently, Apple is not fixing this problem in 10.6.3.

    So, when WILL they fix it?

  2. Al Wingate

    My concern with any upgrade Apple developes is what applications does it break? Many times in the pass iterations some of my most valuable utilities are broken. Funny how the press seldom mentions this. I think Apple has become predatory in that they will break certain applications purposely.

    Anyway, like the Roman Empire, Apple’s slogan is “No one moves against me with impunity.”

    Example: They break Songbird at every opportunity. This is an unfair use of the OS in my opinion.

  3. adambanksdotcom

    @blak7 Well, we don’t really mind our external hard drives disappearing every few days, do we? It’s not like we’d be thinking Time Machine had backed everything up when actually it was sitting there doing naff all. So not really a priority.

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