Following the confirmation
that Apple has seeded its developers with a new Leopard test build, the notes for the respective seed have also arrived. As usual, World of Apple was able to post them in their entirety, revealing that AppleInsider's sources have been extremely accurate in reporting the new fixes delivered by the build, as well as the known issues.
Speaking of which, the latter reveals
that five new fixes bring the total number of documented code corrections to 104. Citing people familiar with the ongoing development of Mac OS X 10.5.7, AppleInsider revealed that the single issue still present in the latest 10.5.7 test build was incompatibility with the Safari 4 Beta. The seed notes indeed confirm this reality.
New focus areas include AirPort, Bluetooth, Directory Services, FileSync, Flash Player, GraphicsDrivers, iCal, iDisk Synching, Mail, Managed Client, MobileMe Synching, Safari and Time Machine. The seed notes
for Mac OS X 10.5.7 Build 9J44 are available below, along with highlights of the issues fixed in previous seeds.Known Issues
Safari 4 Beta only installs on Mac OS X 10.5.6.
General Focus Areas
USB & Flash Drives
Areas of Change
automountd at automountd: autofs_server issue fix
CFNetwork compatibility fixes
Fix issue with iCalExternalSync when a reminder is changed from relative to absolute
Perl and Security 2009-001 update compatibility fix
PDF font rendering fix
As for the issues fixed in previous seeds, those include:·
Issue with Mail signature in rich ASCII text fix ·
Fixed System Profiler’s display of DisplayPort Adapters info ·
Updated Speech Dictionary ·
Resolved issue where computer may wake after Sleep enabled ·
Fixed Mail signature synching issue ·
Fixed localization problem with Weather Widget ·
Flash Player updated ·
Fixed issue with CoreGraphics and screen zoom parameters ·
Fixed problem with Time Capsule and sparse image backups ·
Resolved crashing issue with Parental Controls and System Preferences ·
Resolved issue with Mail accounts and syncing ·
Issue with CoreData Framework and foreign key references resolved ·
Fixed issue with Weather Widget and default city selection ·
Fixed problem with XServe Netboot and launchd ·
Issue with FileSync and login/logout resolved ·
Resolved issue with Image RAW and image conversion.
The current form of Mac OS X 10.5.7 allegedly weighs in at 442MB, with a 730MB combo update also being worked on. The combo updater is to be installed on versions of Leopard prior to 10.5.6, adding security improvements released by Apple in the past. Mac OS X 10.5.7, code-named Juno, is expected to arrive sometime this month, according to AppleInsider, which also claims to have learned that Apple's developers are working on a second major security release. Appropriately named “Security Update 2009-002,” the package is said to address “Tiger” issues, while a Leopard version of the update hasn't yet been reported.