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Apple this month is simultaneously putting the final touches on a pair critical operating system updates -- one that will close out an era in Mac computing and a second that will signify fresh beginnings.

Mac OS X 10.4.11

Expected to be released first is Mac OS X 10.4.11, which is likely to stand as the Tiger operating system's final curtain call. Apple earlier this week provided its developer community with two new pre-release builds of the software labeled Mac OS X 10.4.11 build 8S155 (for PowerPC Macs) and Mac OS X 10.4.11 build 8S2155 (for Intel Macs).

Adding to the three-dozen fixes already built into previous seeds, the new builds include a handful of fresh code corrections, the most significant of which addresses an image syncing bug with iPhones that contain large photo albums.

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.

Mac OS X 10.5

Meanwhile, Apple is also inching closer to unleashing its next-generation Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system, due on the market by the end of October.

Following a month-long dry spell in software's seeding process, the Cupertino-based firm this week issued two small updates to developers running the most recent builds (9A527 (client) 9A528 (server)) of Leopard.

Both updates arrived via Software Update, with the first being a new version of the Software Update mechanism in itself. Apple has historically tested Software Update's ability to download and update to a new version of itself when a system update is nearing release.

After applying that update, developers gained access to download Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A528d, which includes bug fixes and is also intended to verify the that the new version of Software Update functions properly.
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the most significant of which addresses an image syncing bug with iPhones that contain large photo albums.

Good, I've been having trouble with this. Sometimes it works the first time. Sometimes I have to try re-syncing several times before it works.
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It would be nice if Apple did an open public beta like they did with 10.0. I'd pay $20 for early access and testing of 10.5. With 10.0, if you were a beta user they gave you the $20 back as a discount on the release version.
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My guess is that they release 10.4.11 on the day Leopard is released. Perhaps it will contain some framework compatibility stuff and other things related to Leopard.
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Any word on the what the bug fixes were? The update was quite small,which is what I'd expect from lower-level corrections.
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Getting 'bad address' message with the Software Update 2.0 on my (cough) version ... the 1.0 for the 499 build worked OK ... any clues or have us 'alternative' beta-followers been locked out ?
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Originally Posted by jont-uk View Post

Getting 'bad address' message with the Software Update 2.0 on my (cough) version ... the 1.0 for the 499 build worked OK ... any clues or have us 'alternative' beta-followers been locked out ?

I had to install from an Admin account to not get errors. Though I forget teh actual wording of the errors. COuld that be your problem?
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Hmm ... I am the admin account ??
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You may have to clear the /Library/Packages/ folder of it's contents. Ignore this is you don't have an ADC account though.
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Sorted now thanks ;-)
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Under non-admin account, I'm getting a -3001 Networking error. Under the admin account I'm getting the Bad Address error.

I'm also going through proxy servers...anyone have this setup? I'm wondering if Software Update is trying to force the download through port 80...
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Leopardleopardleopard... yeah... but does the mac still freeze when waking up out of the network with net discs still mounted? Anyone knows? I don't understand why they didn't solve this to start with in Mac OS X 10.0...
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Let's hope Leopard is not a repeat of Tiger with all those bug fixes almost two and a half years after it comes out.
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Let's hope Leopard is not a repeat of Tiger with all those bug fixes almost two and a half years after it comes out.

Since no OS, even one from Apple, will totally be without problems I hope they do! There will always be something that comes up and the releases address those issues. It also wouldn't surprise me if there is an update to Leopard 4 - 6 weeks after it is released, catching up on changes after Leopard goes to prodction as well as initial bug reports from users.
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Originally Posted by kenaustus View Post

Since no OS, even one from Apple, will totally be without problems I hope they do! There will always be something that comes up and the releases address those issues. It also wouldn't surprise me if there is an update to Leopard 4 - 6 weeks after it is released, catching up on changes after Leopard goes to prodction as well as initial bug reports from users.

I totally agree. Theres no way that Apple, or any company that makes software for that matter, would ever be able to squash all the bugs before they let it out into the wild. Frankly, the fact that Apple continues to update two-and-a-half year old software shows its commitment to its user base.

The best beta testers are the Joe Average members of the public.
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Don't forget that alot of the updates are from new software requirements, new hardware requirements and the issues that both of those devise. As well alot of the hacks etc out there are devious, it's not like Apple leaves alot of barn doors wide open on purpose!

I personally feel way better having a regular update than not as there will never be a perfect OS and a reasonably open user environment combination ever IMO.

If you really don't like it, Wait until the last .9 upgrade or whatever comes out for 10.5 and upgrade then.... Just remember you won't be able to get the latest or greatest of anything else
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Originally Posted by MacTel View Post

It would be nice if Apple did an open public beta like they did with 10.0. I'd pay $20 for early access and testing of 10.5. With 10.0, if you were a beta user they gave you the $20 back as a discount on the release version.

Agreed. And it's a big step. To 64-bit that is. Seriously and without transgressing any NDA: there are somethings remaining as of at least a week ago that are going to be a nightmare. Who loses if they don't fix them? More than consumers they lose themselves. As long as they make it into shops by the holiday season they're OK (but they do need to make it into shops by then).
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