Upon posting the seed notes
for Mac OS X 10.5.7 developer build 9J30, World of Apple cited a rapid development of Mac OS X 10.5.7 which “suggests a public release before the end of March,” the report reads.
The seed notes for 9J30 list around 80 fixes spanning the entire development of OS X 10.5.7, six of which have been fixed / addressed in the current build. Those are an updated Flash Player, a fixed issue with CoreGraphics and screen zoom parameters, a fixed issue with iChat frame rates, a fixed problem with HFS+ volumes and DVD media, a resolved issue with iCal CalDAV and calendar refresh, as well as an addressed bug with CPU Software and digital output. Adding these to the over 70 issues fixed in previous seeds (highlights listed below), we'd agree
that the maintenance update doesn't seem too far away.
The unsupported Safari 4 Beta has remained the single issue still plaguing 10.5.7, while focus areas include Flash Player, USB and Flash Drives, iCal, Widgets, and more. As promised, here are a few highlights from the issues fixed in previous seeds (courtesy of World of Apple):- Fixed problem with Time Capsule and sparse image backups
- Resolved crashing issue with Parental Controls and System Preferences
- Fixed hanging issue with MobileMe Sync tab
- Fixed issue with iCalExternalSync and iCal Synchronization
- Resolved issue with Mail accounts and syncing
- Resolved crashing issue with Preview Image
- Resolved issue with AddressBook Sync and Mail Addressing
- Images are now retained when syncing between two Macs using Mail Sync
- Resolved issue with CFNetwork Host and AppStore loading delays
- Resolved issue with Safari and certain cookies not being accepted
- iCalExternalSync no longer wrongly clears the “original date” field of a detached Task
- Fixed issue with Time Machine Preferences and previously used backup volumes
- Fixed issue with Bluetooth mouse and button settings after disconnect/reconnect
- Fixed image orientation issue with Image RAW
- Resolved issue with Image RAW and image conversion
In related news, Apple has also confirmed the existence of iPhone OS 3.0, promising members of the media a sneak peak at the new software on March 17 (next week). Mac OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, is also being heavily tested by Apple's developer community. Build 10A286, the latest reported seed, lists a hefty eleven issues and contains some major new changes to QuickTime, Finder and Safari.