Apple issues fourth beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7 with no known issues

in macOS edited January 2014
For the fourth consecutive week, Apple has issued a beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7, the next update to its Snow Leopard operating system, to developers, who have been asked to focus testing on the Mac App Store.

Apple released build 10J855, available either as a 1GB combo update or 412.6MB delta update, on Thursday. According to people familiar with documentation for the update, there are no known issues with the build.

The first beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7 was seeded on Jan. 20, with updates following roughly within a week of the previous one for the past month.

Developers have been encouraged to focus on the Mac App Store, Airport, Bonjour, SMB file sharing and Graphics Drivers, said those familiar with the beta.

It is unclear what new features, if any, will be included in Mac OS X 10.6.7 when it is released to the public, but the launch of the Mac App Store last month is expected to be the last major feature added to Mac OS Snow Leopard.

Apple announced last October its plan to release Mac OS 10.7 Lion this summer. The next major update to its flagship operating system will include features brought over from iOS to the Mac platform, such as a home screen, full-screen applications and new multi-touch gestures.


  • Reply 1 of 9
    As someone who actually tests and reports bugs for developer seeds I find it amusing how sites like Apple Insider and others manage to make news articles like this out of nothing. I think it is based off the idea that Google made "beta" stuff alright. It is weird.
  • Reply 2 of 9
    I hope Apple tests NetBoot service before unleashing Mac OS 10.6.7 on us. NetBoot servicebroke with Mac OS 10.6.6 Server.
  • Reply 3 of 9
    Does Apple ever release something with "known" issues?
  • Reply 4 of 9
    maybe they can find the issue with QuickLookHelper.
  • Reply 5 of 9
    I hope this update will also fix the WindowServer crash that causes unexpected reboots in MacbookPros. Lots of reports around...
  • Reply 6 of 9
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    I don't know what changes they have made to the MAS, but if it would remember my password for purchases I would be grateful.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    Fix the bloody iPhoto permissions export bug!
  • Reply 8 of 9
    hirohiro Posts: 2,663member
    Originally Posted by bartfat View Post

    Does Apple ever release something with "known" issues?

    Yes. Infrequently and it depends on the issue.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    After updating Thusday evening, started macbook only to see that keychain access secure note is not "showing note" when you click to show the magically disappeared.

    AND I have not set up Time Machine!!! Great, huh?

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