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Apple on Monday released Mac OS X 10.5.5, a recommended update for all users of Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard that includes over a hundred bug fixes and more than two dozen security enhancements.

As of press time, the 321MB update was only available via the Software Update mechanism located under the Apple menu of your Mac.

In addition to general stability improvements and over two dozen security enhancements, the update addresses issues with Address Book, Disk Utility, iCal, Mail, MobileMe, and Time Machine. A detailed list of those fixes follows:

General
Includes recent Apple security updates.Addresses stability issues with video playback, processor core idling, and remote disc sharing for MacBook Air.Addresses an issue in which some Macs could unexpectedly power on at the same time each day.Resolves a stability issue in TextEdit that could be found when accessing the color palette.Improves Spotlight indexing performance.Fixes an issue in which contacts might not sync properly with PalmOS-based devices.Improves iPhone sync reliability with iCal and Address Book.Includes improvements to Active Directory (see this article for more information).Improves Speech Dictionary.Fixes Kerberos authentication issues for Mac OS X 10.5 clients that connect to certain Samba servers, such as Mac OS X Server version 10.4.Includes extensive graphics enhancements.
Address Book
Addresses stability issues that may occur when creating a Smart Group.Resolves a printing issue with address cards containing information that spans more than one page.
Disk Utility and Directory Utility
Improves reliability when rebuilding a software mirror RAID volume in Disk Utility.Improves reliability of server status displayed in Directory Utility.
iCal
Updates iCal to more accurately handle repeating events.Improves performance when choosing meeting attendees.Resolves an issue in which the "Refresh All" option may be dimmed ("grayed out") in the contextual menu for certain calendars.Fixes issues with read-only calendars.Addresses an issue that prevents an invitee from moving an event to a different calendar.Resolves an issue with syncing published calendars.
Mail
Addresses performance issues related to displaying IMAP messages.Resolves an issue with SMTP settings for AIM, Compuserve, Hanmail, Yahoo!, and Time Warner Road Runner email accounts.Addresses stability issues that may occur when dragging a file to the Mail icon in the Dock.Addresses an issue with the "Organized by Thread" view in which the date does not appear when the thread is collapsed.Resolves an issue in which RSS feeds could temporarily disappear from the sidebar.Improves Mail robustness when sending messages.Improves reliability when saving drafts that have attachments.
MobileMe
Improves overall sync reliability.Improves Back to My Mac reliability.
Time Machine
Improves Time Machine reliability with Time Capsule.Addresses performance issues that may affect initial and in-progress backups.Fixes an issue in which an incorrect alert message could appear stating that a backup volume does not have enough free space.Time Machine can now back up iPhone backups that are on your Mac, as well as other items in (~/Library/Application Support).
On September 5th, AppleInsider cited sources who said Mac OS X 10.5.5 was only a week or two away.
post #2 of 107
Very cool. No mention of fixes like 'menu bar actually changes to match current application' or 'iTunes dashboard widget finally actually works', but graphics enhancements sound promising. I'm downloading, and may just do a permissions repair before installing ... you know, to get people talking about it .
post #3 of 107
Wonder if there is support for the upcoming MacBooks built in, too . . .

I bet someone could find that . . .
post #4 of 107
feels snappier

/ducks
post #5 of 107
New notebooks on Tuesday, anyone?
post #6 of 107
I've decided to wait until the standalone installer is available.
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Addresses an issue in which some Macs could unexpectedly power on at the same time each day

If that happened to me I would freak out
post #8 of 107
I too will most likely wait for the non software update version to come out. By the way, even though my Safari browser has enabled blocking of pop-up windows, I still get them from this AppleInsider site. Does anyone else, and how do I eliminate their pop-ups?
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I too will most likely wait for the non software update version to come out. By the way, even though my Safari browser has enabled blocking of pop-up windows, I still get them from this AppleInsider site. Does anyone else, and how do I eliminate their pop-ups?

The pop-up blocker does not block pop-ups the user requested. So ones that are attached to links might still get though, and if that is the case (and I am not sure if it is) AI intentionally attached em to links.

-Owl
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Originally Posted by MartiNZ View Post

Very cool. No mention of fixes like 'menu bar actually changes to match current application' or 'iTunes dashboard widget finally actually works', but graphics enhancements sound promising. I'm downloading, and may just do a permissions repair before installing ... you know, to get people talking about it .

Hmmmm,

I wonder if at long last they have Permissions Repair actually fixed so that you don't have to wait around for the time it takes to prepare a four course dinner, eat it, and still have room for Dolphin on Toast.

Anybody?
post #11 of 107
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Addresses stability issues with video playback, processor core idling, and remote disc sharing for MacBook Air.

I thought Apple just pushed this fix about a week or two ago. Is this another, new fix for the same Air problem?

I sure hope so cause I downloaded the first fix and although it helped (went from being able to watch 20 min of video before sporadic freezing to about 40 min before sporadic freezing) it still didn't fix the problem completely.
post #12 of 107
FYI, for a PowerBook G4 currently running 10.5.4, the update is only 136 MB.
post #13 of 107
The size of the update depends on what you've already installed on your system. (And, just for the record, the update was also only 136MB on my Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro)
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post #14 of 107
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Originally Posted by MartiNZ View Post

Very cool. No mention of fixes like 'menu bar actually changes to match current application' or 'iTunes dashboard widget finally actually works', but graphics enhancements sound promising. I'm downloading, and may just do a permissions repair before installing ... you know, to get people talking about it .

And the reason it didn't mention things like that being fixed is because they STILL aren't . 11 months in and I still have more issues with Leopard than I have had with any OS X since 10.1, at release. Far out!
post #15 of 107
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Originally Posted by Buck View Post

feels snappier

/ducks

WATCH IT! (throws empty Schnapps glass)
post #16 of 107
updated with no issues
post #17 of 107
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Originally Posted by paxman View Post

WATCH IT! (throws empty Schnapps glass)

Feels Schnappier.



(...and I really hate puns!)
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Originally Posted by paxman View Post

WATCH IT! (throws empty Schnapps glass)

At least you had the good sense to drink the Schnapps first
post #19 of 107
136mb mbp c2d 2.16 10.5.4
2011 13" 2.3 MBP, 2006 15" 2.16 MBP, iPhone 4, iPod Shuffle, AEBS, AppleTV2 with XBMC.
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post #20 of 107
wake from sleep is incredibly fast now.
post #21 of 107
Does not fix issues with InDesign.
Does not fix issue with inability to create Notes in Mail.

post #22 of 107
Everything seems to run just a little bit smoother as it did before, but I find it hard to tell the difference.

Safari still does reach 74% on the acid3 test, and the colours in my iPhone calender are still not the same I use in iCal to name a few things I would like to see.

Come on apple, you fixed the things you should have fixed two months ago (10.5.1 should have been the first 10.5 release, and 2.0.2 / 2.1 should have been the first iPhone 3G). I realy almost lost my pride in the quality of apple.

But at this improvement pace I hope to receive some functionality upgrade within a few months.
Safari 4.0, push notification, iTunes 8.1.
post #23 of 107
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Originally Posted by radiognome View Post

Safari still does reach 74% on the acid3 test, and the colours in my iPhone calender are still not the same I use in iCal to name a few things I would like to see.

But at this improvement pace we hope to receive some functionality upgrade within a few months.
Safari 4.0, push notification, iTunes 8.1.

I don't recall Apple has ever releasing an updated browser with a point update.

Safari 4.0 Beta you can get via Apple's developer site for free. It's quite stable.

iTunes 8.1, already? v8 was released less than a week ago and it seem quote good so far. if anything 8.0.1 would be for any minor bug fixes.
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and for all the Germans....

Schnie, Schna Schnappi, Schnappi Schnappi Schnap....

Ich bin Schnappi das kleine Krokodil....

Non West Europeans can be happy they don't know the song the Germans terrorised our charts with, some years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe3FG4EOgyU
I still hear it in my head, whenever I read that an app feels snappier.

PLEASE HAVE SOME MERCY ON ME
post #26 of 107
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

If that happened to me I would freak out

Well, now it reminds me that it happened several times to me. I set my iMac to sleep before I went to bed and found out that it was somehow power on in midnight. I would definitely freak out if I witnessed it. I hope the update does fix this.
post #27 of 107
It always seems to be the little things that aren't on the official list that make my day. The things that make you say, "Damn, someone thought of that!"
post #28 of 107
improves Mail robustness when sending messages

What does this mean? Did we get new mail features?

Photo attachments in Mail have always been a pain (maybe I'm just a novice). I want to send photo as an attachments without having to archive them and they always get embedded in the email.
post #29 of 107
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Does not fix issues with InDesign.

Im pretty sure that most of the issues are adobe's fault.



However, has anyone else had these occasional problems with flash cs3 (The problem has happened since 10.5.4 for me, but the update did not appear to fix them):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/...a54157bf_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/...474db937_b.jpg





Also, why is x11 still "broken"
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Originally Posted by mrpiddly View Post

Also, why is x11 still "broken"

Use the version from here:

http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki

I had a problem with X11 not working after I installed a 10.5 combo upgrade, and after installing the latest version from that site, it works fine. Apple essentially follows the versions released there in their official releases (just lags behind a lot).
 
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Photo attachments in Mail have always been a pain (maybe I'm just a novice). I want to send photo as an attachments without having to archive them and they always get embedded in the email.

http://creativebits.org/mac_os_x/mai...chment_as_icon
http://lokiware.info/Mail-Attachments-Iconizer
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post #32 of 107
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feels snappier

I saw your post, and I thought that you were exaggerating.

After I installed and rebooted, I opened Safari and Mail and they opened and ran very quickly.

"Snappier" indeed!
post #33 of 107
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Originally Posted by MartiNZ View Post

And the reason it didn't mention things like that being fixed is because they STILL aren't . 11 months in and I still have more issues with Leopard than I have had with any OS X since 10.1, at release. Far out!

It already happened to you in 10.5.5? I've seen it (the problem with the menu bar not "following" when one switch app), but it usually takes some time after a restart (at least that's the feeling I have).
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

If that happened to me I would freak out

If that problem had affected my mac mini I would never have known it because it's always on. It's my Folding@home, iphoto library, music production, Tunes library, and primary home computer. Oddly enough I have a macbook pro 17" that is faster, and has a higher monitor resolution but I still prefer using my mac mini when I'm at home.
post #35 of 107
I don't know if it'll work, but I've been having this problem for a while and was lucky enough to read your post.

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Originally Posted by auxio View Post

Use the version from here:

http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki

I had a problem with X11 not working after I installed a 10.5 combo upgrade, and after installing the latest version from that site, it works fine. Apple essentially follows the versions released there in their official releases (just lags behind a lot).
post #36 of 107
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Originally Posted by auxio View Post

Use the version from here:

http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki

I had a problem with X11 not working after I installed a 10.5 combo upgrade, and after installing the latest version from that site, it works fine. Apple essentially follows the versions released there in their official releases (just lags behind a lot).

But to my knowledge, the opengl linking bug is still broken when using Darwine/wine.
post #37 of 107
Hmmm....

10.5.5. Install went fine, and Spotlight is currently re-indexing, but at the moment, ARD 3.0 Admin won't launch, giving me an error that says the software may not be installed correctly...

After spotlight is done, I'll repair permissions and reboot, but an early warning if you rely on ARD that something may be fishy...
post #38 of 107
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Originally Posted by a Martin View Post

It already happened to you in 10.5.5? I've seen it (the problem with the menu bar not "following" when one switch app), but it usually takes some time after a restart (at least that's the feeling I have).

I happens every single time I click a new mail desktop alert from Entourage, so it's pretty easy to test. Other occurrences seem more random, so there could be some blame on MS's side, but still....
post #39 of 107
I haven't installed 10.5.5 yet but I was really hoping this would fix the InDesign hiding bugs (that is will not Hide as well as the bigger problem of it hiding and not UNhiding).

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Im pretty sure that most of the issues are adobe's fault.

Adobe says that it's Apple's fault and are working with them to fix the issues. I don't know who's fault it is but I'd sure like to see this fixed. I would be inclined to agree that this is an Apple issue since it happens with other apps (although not as much as InDesign) and for me the issue NEVER happened before 10.5. Since it only happens in 10.5 that leads me to think it's Apple, not Adobe. Adobe has also said that InDesign's core architecture is different than most programs and that is why it happens more in that program than others.

Here's to hoping Apple (or Adobe) fix this thing fast. It's a major issue and causes work to be lost!
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post #40 of 107
Hey folks,


Just wanted to add the data.

My Aluminum iMac rebooted, and then rebooted again automatically mid-start-up. I am assuming that is not a good sign.

Once everything was up and running, everything appears to be running slower.

Suggestions?

-Fitz
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