Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.7, Safari 3.2.3 & 4.0 beta update

in macOS edited January 2014
10.5.7's out. Get it while it's hot! :-)


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    AppleInsiderAppleInsider Posts: 57,457administrator
    Apple on Tuesday released Mac OS X 10.5.7, a recommended update for all Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard users that includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of Macs. Separately, the company released Safari 3.2.3, an update to Safari 4.0 beta and security updates for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

    Mac OS X 10.5.7

    The Mac OS X 10.5.7 client software is available as a 442MB delta download for Macs running Mac OS X 10.5.6 and as a 729MB combo update for Macs running earlier versions of the Leopard operating system. A list of specific enhancements included in the release follows:

    GeneralIncludes latest security fixes.Includes additional RAW image support for several third-party camerasImproves performance of video playback and cursor movements for recent Macs with NVIDIA graphicsResolves an issue with Dvorak keyboard layout in Mac OS X 10.5.6Improves the reliability and accuracy of Unit Converter, Stocks, Weather and Movies Dashboard widgetsAddresses a situation that may cause issues when logging into GmailImproves reliability when syncing contacts with Yahoo!Expansion Slot Utility for Mac Pro now reports the correct PCIe slot configurationImproves network performance when connected to certain Ethernet switches that have Flow Control enabledImproves stability for network home directories hosted by Mac OS X Server v10.4Improves Finder search results for network volumes that may not support Spotlight searching, such as Mac OS X Server v10.4, Time Capsule, and third-party AFP serversIncludes several improvements to Directory Service and Client Management, which are described in the About Mac OS X Server 10.5.7 Update articleiCal

    Improves overall reliability with CalDavImproves reliability when automatically syncing with MobileMeMail

    Addresses reliability and sync issues with NotesAddresses an issue that may cause the BCC field to populate incorrectly when redirecting a message from the Sent mailboxParental Controls

    Improves consistency with Parental Controls and application restrictionsAddresses an issue in which time limits may not work properly with full-screen games and Fast User SwitchingPrinting

    Resolves an issue that may cause certain third-party printers to print to the incorrect paper trayNon-admin user accounts can now be allowed to add and remove printers by enabling Parental Controls and selecting "Can administer printers"Includes other printing reliability and stability improvements

    Mac OS X Server 10.5.7

    Mac OS X Server 10.5.7 is available as a 452MB download for servers running 10.5.6 Server and a 951MB download for those running earlier versions of Leopard server. A specific list of enhancements is available here.

    Safari 4.0 beta 1 (second update)

    Readers will recall that Safari 4.0 beta 1 failed to function with betas of Mac OS X 10.5.7 while it was under development. Therefore Apple has quietly updated its Safari 4.0 public beta with a new version supporting -- as well as requiring -- Mac OS X 10.5.7.

    The new beta also addresses 3 security issues with the Safari 4.0 beta 1, including vulnerabilities with the browser's URL input validation, a heap buffer overflow problem with libxml, and a memory corruption issue in WebKit's handling

    of SVGList objects.

    Safari 3.2.3

    Separately, Apple on Tuesday also released Safari 3.2.3, which addresses security issues with the web browser. The update is available as a 40MB download for Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard, a 26.29MB download for Mac OS X 10.4.x Tiger, and a 19.69 download for Windows XP and Vista.

    Tiger Security Updates

    For users running Mac OS X 10.4.X Tiger, Apple also released Security Update 2009-002. It's available as a 165MB download for Intel Macs, a 75MB download for PowerPC Macs, and a 203MB download for all Mac OS X Tiger servers.
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    tyrihanstyrihans Posts: 60member
    Cannot install OS update (10.5.7) because Software Update is not able to identify Apple (checksum error) as the originator

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    foo2foo2 Posts: 1,077member
    New updates are also showing up today for Safari Public beta and Safari 3.2.3, as well as a separate security update 2009-002.
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    parsecparsec Posts: 37member
    After 10.5.6 broke my aluminium iMac (freezes related to Firewire drivers and an external HDD even when it was powered off), I think I'll wait a week or two and see if any problems are reported.

    Good to see the update arrive though, I guess they're aiming to really finish off the last of the remaining Leopard issues with this release.
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    noirdesirnoirdesir Posts: 1,027member
    Is it compatible with Safari 4?
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    tpf1952tpf1952 Posts: 61member
    Had to ask.
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    istinkistink Posts: 250member
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

    The Mac OS X 10.5.7 client software is available as a 449 download (currently via Software Update only)

    449 bit download? Now that's amazing!
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    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,354member
    I'm going to wait on this one.

    Let the guinea pigs come forth!
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    italiankiditaliankid Posts: 279member
    So slow to download.
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    tcmtcm Posts: 3member
    If you go to the Safari 4 download page, the system requirements have changed. Looks like it now works with the 10.5.7 update!

    Macintosh Requirements

    Any Mac running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.7 or Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 and Security Update 2009-002
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

    Apple on Tuesday released Mac OS X 10.5.7[ View this article at ][/c]

    Combo Updater at:
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    bloggerblogbloggerblog Posts: 2,256member
    286 MB update using Software Updater.
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    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post

    I'm going to wait on this one.

    Let the guinea pigs come forth!

    squeak squeak
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    le studiosle studios Posts: 199member
    Originally Posted by noirdesir View Post

    Is it compatible with Safari 4?

    I'm downloading now! Damn this is huge and slow! I let you know if compatible with Safari 4 Beta!
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    pg4gpg4g Posts: 383member
    There was never any issue with running safari 4 on the beta, it was just installing that was the problem.
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    dr millmossdr millmoss Posts: 5,403member
    Wow, only a half a gigabyte and it improves network performance when connected to certain Ethernet switches that have Flow Control enabled? Why did they make us wait so long?
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    rokkenrokken Posts: 236member
    It's just something around 220 MB for me. The lag when opening multiple tabs within Safari 4 seems to have gone, but I've only installed 10.5.7 for just a few minutes.
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    wprowewprowe Posts: 33member
    I applied the update. No issues so far.
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    Anyone else experience a bug in 10.5.6 whereby if you click the down scroll arrow it 'runs away' and scrolls uncontrollably all the way to the bottom?

    Doesnt seem to be tied to any particular app
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    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,351member
    Almost half-GB fix for (seemingly) mostly trivial fixes?!

    Or is there something that Apple is not telling us in its catch-all new "security fixes?"
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