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Three dozen fixes planned for Mac OS X 10.4.11

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Apple this week provided its vast developer community with new pre-release builds of its upcoming Mac OS X 10.4.11 Update, expected to be the company's final revision to the Tiger operating system ahead of Leopard's October launch.

According to a person familiar with the matter, the new builds -- labeled Mac OS X 10.4.11 build 8S2151 (for Intel Macs) and Mac OS X 10.4.11 build 8S151 (for PowerPC Macs) -- address a handful known issues, in particular those relating to system hangs when unmounting NFS volumes and copying files over a network.

When combined with those from previous seeds, fixes from the latest builds bring the total number of code corrections in Mac OS X 10.4.11 to well over three dozen.

Among the other system components that have already seen improvements via previous builds are: WebCore, SearchKit, BlueTooth (enabling/disabling), Networking and Cisco VPN, Directory Services, CoreAudio and m4a files, File Manager and POSIX volumes, and CoreAudio and decoding iTunes Plus files.

Of the two separate distributions of Mac OS X 10.4.11 Update, only the Intel version is reportedly hampered by a known issues. A single FireWire bug exists in that version that could prevent drives from mounting, a person familiar with the software has said.

In Delta form, Mac OS X 10.4.11 currently weighs in as 65MB disc image for PowerPC Macs and a 119MB disc image for Intel Macs. The software is expected to see a release sometime this month or early next.
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Wouldn't've 10.4.11 come between 10.4.1 (which equals 10.4.10) and 10.4.2? It just doesn't make sense...!





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post #3 of 22
Man, don't get that started again... LOL
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That's groan making.
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According to a personal familiar with the matter, the new builds...
A single FireWire bug exists in that version that could prevent drives from mounting, a personal familiar with the software has said.

Should be a person, not personal in both of the above sentences.
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According to a personal familiar with the matter, the new builds...
A single FireWire bug exists in that version that could prevent drives from mounting, a personal familiar with the software has said.

Should be a person, not personal in both of the above sentences.

unless they ment personnel? as in employees. thats how I read it, despite in making me do a double take
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unless they ment personnel? as in employees. thats how I read it, despite in making me do a double take

No. Personnel is plural - referring to more than one person. The usage was A.... A implies the singular in that usage so it should have been 'person'.
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Anybody know if all these fixes will be applied to 10.5 as well, considering how close we are to release date?
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Is there ANY way for mere mortals to get these seeds?

I'd love to be able to find bugs and provide Apple with input, but don't want to have to pay big bucks for the privilege.

Why should we have to pay in order to beta-test Apple's updates?
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Please Apple, fix the outstanding USB Webcam has No Audio bug....
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post #11 of 22
I'm still using 10.4.8 for my Macbook.
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they should be putting more effort into getting 10.5 out.

i wonder if i'm the only one worried about the validity of 10.5's October release date?
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they should be putting more effort into getting 10.5 out.

i wonder if i'm the only one worried about the validity of 10.5's October release date?

A. This is important to me for keeping my computer stable and free of junk. Also, there is nothing that mandates that this must take away labor from new software.

B. Apple can't afford to renege on it's promises of an october release. Plus, they said that the problem with the June release was iPhone software development, which, presumably has cooled now.
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Is there ANY way for mere mortals to get these seeds?

I'd love to be able to find bugs and provide Apple with input, but don't want to have to pay big bucks for the privilege.

Why should we have to pay in order to beta-test Apple's updates?

Imagine Apple would welcome your very talented insights....................
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I'm still using 10.4.8 for my Macbook.

The airport bug in 10.4.10 and up is brutal isn't it (I assume thats why you are on .8)?
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Vast developer community? VAST DEVELOPER COMMUNITY? What I'm missing in this piece is the use - at least ten times - of the phrase 'NEXT GENERATION OPERATING SYSTEM'. Why don't you leave the propaganda to Lynn Fox and just REPORT THE NEWS?
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they should be putting more effort into getting 10.5 out.

i wonder if i'm the only one worried about the validity of 10.5's October release date?

The latest build of Leopard is fairly stable. I don't see any reason why they would miss their October release date.
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Vast developer community? VAST DEVELOPER COMMUNITY? What I'm missing in this piece is the use - at least ten times - of the phrase 'NEXT GENERATION OPERATING SYSTEM'. Why don't you leave the propaganda to Lynn Fox and just REPORT THE NEWS?

While I think AI writers are far too prone to using unnecessary superlatives, your example included, I think you're making too big of a deal about this on this story. If you're going to complain about it, complain about it in the stories where it's abused multiple times.
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Originally Posted by zorinlynx View Post

Is there ANY way for mere mortals to get these seeds?

I'd love to be able to find bugs and provide Apple with input, but don't want to have to pay big bucks for the privilege.

Why should we have to pay in order to beta-test Apple's updates?

I think basic ADC membership is free. I haven't checked to see if that gets us any beta testing privileges or not.
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The airport bug in 10.4.10 and up is brutal isn't it (I assume thats why you are on .8)?

Thanks for the heads up on Airport..... I have a MacBook Pro which seems to be running great on 10.4.10 using Airport via a Airport Extreme. Measure downloads 10kbps+ and uploads 1.8kbps+.

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Thanks for the heads up on Airport..... I have a MacBook Pro which seems to be running great on 10.4.10 using Airport via a Airport Extreme. Measure downloads 10kbps+ and uploads 1.8kbps+.

Jim

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The airport bug in 10.4.10 and up is brutal isn't it (I assume thats why you are on .8)?

Hmm, I'm running 10.4.10 on a MacBook and using its Airport with an Airport Extreme and I'm not having any problems that I know of....

What are you referring to?
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post #22 of 22
Am I the only one who sees iTunes (yes, even 7.4.2) related freezes on PowerBook G4s?

Holding down the power-button seems to be the only way to get anything done.
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