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Apple releases OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion maintenance update, fixes Mail and file transfers

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Apple on Thursday released the latest 10.8.5 maintenance update for its current Mountain Lion operating system, bringing a host of bug fixes and performance improvements including a fix for Mail.

10.8.5


After months of beta testing, Apple has finally released the latest OS X 10.8.5 maintenance update, bringing fixes to Mail, file transfers over 802.11ac Wi-Fi and other minor bugs. Performance enhancements are also included for large file transfers over Ethernet and improvements that were first rolled out with the MacBook Air Software Update 1.0 in July.

From the release notes:
About the update

The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages
  • Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically
  • Improves Xsan reliability
  • Improves reliability when transferring large files over Ethernet
  • Improves performance when authenticating to an Open Directory server
  • Addresses an issue that prevented a smart card from unlocking preference panes in System Preferences
  • Contains the improvements included in MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0

Further details regarding the changes can be found on Apple's Support Website, while security notes can be found here.

The update is recommended for all users and can be downloaded via Software Update.

Alongside the Mountain Lion update, Apple released security updates for OS S 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion, as well as RAW camera file support for a few new cameras such as the Leica M and Canon EOS 70D. The new software is also available for download via Software Update.

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Yippee ki-yay!
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Sounds like they've made progress on persistant the MacBook Air Wifi issues. Here's hoping.
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I can confirm that the Arabic Text Exploit/Bug that crashes Safari has been fixed in 10.8.5 - that line of text does not crash Safari anymore, running OS X 10.8.5. This crashed my machine on 10.8.4 when I viewed this text in Safari or Messages. Apparently the bug was in WebKit, and now the bug is fixed.

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I hope this'll be my shortest use of an OSX (point point) update in history.
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Anyone know why my comments don't show up half the time?
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Yeah bring on 10.9...
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Anyone know why my comments don't show up half the time?

Because you're on mute? Sorry, couldn't resist. No, no idea. I do have a missing multi and/or thumb-up button issue for the past 3 days..maybe it's related (?)
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Because you're on mute? Sorry, couldn't resist. No, no idea. I do have a missing multi and/or thumb-up button issue for the past 3 days..maybe it's related (?)

 

Mute?.......it got better

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This makes me wonder what were the pdf problems that developers were supposed to look for, and were they ever fixed. Also what improvements have been made to the graphics — another area that was meant to be tested.

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Yippee ki-yay!

 

You forgot the best part...... :-)

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Anyone know why my comments don't show up half the time?

 

Maybe you press the submit button half the time.  

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I have a 2012 Mac Mini and today when I downloaded the Mountain Lion update to 10.8.5,
now I can't open about 1/3 to 1/2of my applications including Safari, TextEdit and Security Preferences
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I have a 2012 Mac Mini and today when I downloaded the Mountain Lion update to 10.8.5,
now I can't open about 1/3 to 1/2of my applications including Safari, TextEdit and Security Preferences

 

Have you tried repairing permissions? And also verifying your disk.

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I have a 2012 Mac Mini and today when I downloaded the Mountain Lion update to 10.8.5,
now I can't open about 1/3 to 1/2of my applications including Safari, TextEdit and Security Preferences

 

Go to Apple's support site or call Apple make an appointment if they can't help you over the phone. I just did the update on a 2012 iMac and everything seems to work just fine.

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Originally Posted by Eluard View Post

Have you tried repairing permissions? And also verifying your disk.

Yes, I did that. Thanx though!
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Go to Apple's support site or call Apple make an appointment if they can't help you over the phone. I just did the update on a 2012 iMac and everything seems to work just fine.
ok I guess I'll have to do that or wait till 10.9 comes-out which will be hopefully soon!
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Maybe it's me but 10.8.5 seems faster. Probably me, it's me right? 

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You forgot the best part...... :-)

 

I was just being considerate in case any fucking children might be reading.

 

;)

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Slowed down my 2008 Mac Pro, better get a 2013 Mac Pro :-Q

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Slowed down my 2008 Mac Pro, better get a 2013 Mac Pro :-Q

that's actually not a bad idea, 'to get permission from the wife'
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Updated so far:

 

Mid 2007 Macbook Pro

Early 2008 Macbook "unibody"

Early 2008 iMac

2013 Macbook Air "Haswell"

 

No problems so far.  My wife reports the MBA updated very quickly.  The older machines took several minutes. :(

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This update just made a major mess of my laptop. It took forever to install. Then it took twice as long as that to reboot. Now it takes 2 minutes for anything to load. Mail and Safari took well over 3 minutes to load. I've rebooted the machine at least 4 times. Each time it takes 1-2 minutes to get to my desktop. Mail is running dog slow. Just great. Bring on Mavericks. Quick!
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It's you.

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Yay! Updates for my beloved Snow Leopard!


Edited by pondosinatra - 9/13/13 at 9:07am
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It would be nice if AI could get into habit of listing build numbers in news of this sort.

Particularly developers with prereleases need know since often the last PR is idental to the release version.
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It's flying on my iMac
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installed the new update, and now it takes 20 minutes for the machine to actually boot .

 

does anyone know of this issue and or how to get my machine functioning ?

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installed the new update, and now it takes 20 minutes for the machine to actually boot .

does anyone know of this issue and or how to get my machine functioning ?

Re-install OSX, restore data from backup. That sounds drastic, but looking into the problem will likely result in way more time and effort. A re-install takes like 15 minutes or something. Data, of course, depends.

PS never heard of a Mac boottime of 20 minutes. It either boots or not. Please post that 20'00'' video, I've got nothing better to do.
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installed the new update, and now it takes 20 minutes for the machine to actually boot .

does anyone know of this issue and or how to get my machine functioning ?

Re-install OSX, restore data from backup. That sounds drastic, but looking into the problem will likely result in way more time and effort. A re-install takes like 15 minutes or something. Data, of course, depends.

PS never heard of a Mac boottime of 20 minutes. It either boots or not. Please post that 20'00'' video, I've got nothing better to do.

 

Sounds like some sort of disk corruption, possibly.

Either boot in safe-mode, then reboot, and/or boot in recovery mode, and run Disk Utility, and repair your boot partition.

 

A first-time reboot after a software install can take longer, because a bunch of caches are being rebuilt, but 20m sounds excessive.

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thanks to all your responses so far

this happens every time i re boot. the issue first occurred after the 10.8.4 update, I went through what you have explained then but to no avail. so we did a complete wipe, re installed the original OSX that came with the machine. Everything has been sweet since, until update 10.8.5. two days ago.

I will attempt the advice offered, and i thank you all for that most sincerely.

a 20 min video ..hmmm if you insist

wish me luck

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Originally Posted by rcfa View Post
 

 

Sounds like some sort of disk corruption, possibly.

Either boot in safe-mode, then reboot, and/or boot in recovery mode, and run Disk Utility, and repair your boot partition.

 

A first-time reboot after a software install can take longer, because a bunch of caches are being rebuilt, but 20m sounds excessive.

 

thanks to all your responses so far

this happens every time i re boot. the issue first occurred after the 10.8.4 update, I went through what you have explained then but to no avail. so we did a complete wipe, re installed the original OSX that came with the machine. Everything has been sweet since, until update 10.8.5. two days ago.

I will attempt the advice offered, and i thank you all for that most sincerely.

a 20 min video ..hmmm if you insist

wish me luck

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Any idea why this would still not be showing up for me? I'm on 10.8.4. Mid-2010 15" MBP. App Store just says No Updates.
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My late 2012 Mac mini loses audio via HDMI to my VIZIO TV every time it wakes from sleep! Tried repairs from DU and combo 10.8.5 reinstall to no avail! I have to reboot each time to correct it! According to Apple forum, many others have same problem. :-/
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My late 2012 Mac mini loses audio via HDMI to my VIZIO TV every time it wakes from sleep! Tried repairs from DU and combo 10.8.5 reinstall to no avail! I have to reboot each time to correct it! According to Apple forum, many others have same problem. :-/

Ooh, thanks for that info! I also have a Mini under the TV, running 10.8.4 and it looks like I'll leave it at that as I don't have any issues with OSX (don't use Mail and such anyhoo, just VLC)

Good luck with your issue, hope you can fix it soon.
post #36 of 46
You're welcome Phil and smart to hold off.
BTW, someone posted that this problem doesn't exist in 10.9 so wait until Maverick is released.
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I, and hundreds (thousands?) of Mac mini users are STILL awaiting for the 10.8.5 Supplemental Update that will fix the HDMI waking from sleep audio glitch!!  

 

As a long time Apple advocate since my Mac Classic days, it now seems Apple's priority is with having to- again-  fix iOS 7 with rumored 7.0.3 Update before tending to us.   And with iTunes Radio going down as well the other day, does it seem to you that Apple is getting sloppy with its software releases lately or is it just me?

 

I hope Maverick is ready before they release that!  :-/

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Originally Posted by Mac Daddy Zee View Post
I, and hundreds (thousands?) of Mac mini users

 

No, you’re not. Uh, what bugs? Elaborate (to Apple) or, really, why complain?

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I did elaborate in an online chat to Apple Support and had to school the "Genius" by sending him a Grab from the 9 to 5 Mac site showing the multiple bugs the Prerelease 10.8.5 SU description listed as being able to resolve. BTW, I didn't blame the tech but Apple for not giving him a heads up on it and for not releasing stable software like they did before Jobs passed.
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Originally Posted by Mac Daddy Zee View Post
not releasing stable software like they did before Jobs passed.

 

Get over it.

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