Last week, Softpedia posted the seed notes
of World of Apple) for the latest developer build of OS X Leopard. Apple has requested that developers test twenty areas of Mac OS X 10.5.7 Build 9J22. The build packs 70 changes, mostly based on syncing issues related to Mail, Address Book, etc. and networking improvements.
However, a large number of preferences and widgets have been updated as well to boost the performance. Additionally, a big issue was the rejection of a few file types by Safari, which Apple apparently fixed. Lastly, the build also improves the way OS X handles the RAW image files.Fixed syncing issues (MobileMe, Mail, Address Book)
· Resolved issues with Mail accounts and syncing
· Fixed problem with MobileMe AOSNotification not sending JID
· Resolved issue with AddressBook Sync and Mail Addressing
· Images are now retained when syncing between two Macs using Mail Sync
· Resolved NSinvalidSendPortExceptions with Sync Services Engine
· Issue with MobileMe AOSNotification connection failures resolved
· Resolved automatic iCal MobileMe sync issue with iCal Synchronization.
Fixed issues with Preferences
· Fixed issue with CUPS and Print & Fax Preference Pane
· Fixed issue where Preferences Sync would use excessive CPU cycles
· Fixed button issue with Energy Saver pref pane
· Fixed issue with Netbooting and the Energy Saver pref pane
· Fixed issue with Time Machine Preferences and previously used backup volumes
· Fixed whitelist issue with Parental Controls
· Resolved Non-Administrator issue with Energy Saver pref pane
· Fixed issue with Bluetooth mouse and button settings after disconnect/reconnect.
Fixed widget issues
· Fixed issue with Weather Widget and default city selection
· Fixed value issue with Unit Converter Widget
· Fixed issue where Stocks Widget was unresponsive in certain situations
· Fixed movie title issue with Movie Widget.
RAW image fixes
· Fixed image orientation issue with Image RAW
· Resolved issue with Image RAW and image conversion.
Two known issues remain in OS X 10.5.7 Build 9J22, particularly installing 10.5.7 with the delta. Developers are asked to make sure they have previously installed Safari 3.2.1. Additionally, Safari 4 Beta
, released Feb 23, 2009, doesn't install on this Leopard build.
Apple launched Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in late October of 2007. Since then, Apple has updated the software six times, throwing in enhancements, bug and security fixes, as well as occasional UI changes. The last update to Leopard was Mac OS X 10.5.6. Arriving on December 15, the release included security improvements, as well as fresh additions, such as a new Trackpad System Preference pane for portable Macs, and more.