Apple on Wednesday afternoon released Mac OS X 10.4.10, a free maintenance update recommended for all PowerPC and Intel-based Mac computers running versions of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
Mac OS X 10.4.10 Client
The update (72MB download for Intel Macs and 25MB download for PowerPC Macs) includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific enhancements to RAW camera support and third-party application support.
More specifically, Apple lists the following improvements, which apply to both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs unless otherwise noted:
BluetoothAddresses an issue in which a Bluetooth headset may show up as an available device for sound output in the Sound preference pane after it had been removed from Bluetooth preferences.Third-party
Adds RAW image decoding support for the following cameras: Panasonic DMC-LX1, Panasonic DMC-LX2, Leica M8, Leica D-LUX 2, Leica D-LUX 3, Fuji S5 Pro, Nikon D40x, and Canon EOS 1D Mk III.Resolves an issue in which some DNG images may appear tinted or distorted.Improves compatibility of Mathematica 6 with 64-bit Macs.
USBImproves reliability when using the IR remote control after waking from sleep.Improves reliability when mounting external USB hard drives.Resolves an issue in which a TomTom GO 910 may not be recognized when connected via USB to an Intel-based Mac.
OtherImproves responsiveness when using the Control-Eject key combination to display a shutdown dialog.Addresses a specific issue in which users importing video from a DV camera may experience dropped frames.Includes recent Apple security updates.Addresses issues with calendar calculations in certain applications.Addresses issues when rounding decimal numbers for display in certain applications.For Motion, addresses an issue in which some texture corruption could appear in Motion if VRAM is full.
Mac OS X 10.4.10 Server
Accompanying the release was a similar update to Mac OS X 10.4 Server, which delivers the same set of enhancements as its client cousin, sans those improvements relating to calendar calculations, decimal displays and Motion.
The Mac OS X Server 10.4.10 Update is available as a 58MB download for PowerPC-based Tiger servers and a 391MB download for their Intel-based equivalents.
Combo versions of both the client and server updates, which allow users to upgrade Macs running pre-Mac OS X 10.4.9 builds, are also available from Apple's support site.