Mac OS X 10.5.8 Build 9L16 Seeded to Developers

Seed notes

Following the Snow Leopard showcase at WWDC 09, Apple immediately started equipping its developers with new builds of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The latest incremental update to the software, labeled Mac OS X 10.5.8 Build 9L16, asks devs to focus on key areas including AirPort, ColorSync, AppKit, AddressBook, Safari and USB.

As usual, the folks at World of Apple have been quick to provide the seed notes for the latest beta build of OS X Leopard, which reveal just one known issue and around two dozen fixed issues from previous seeds. Particularly, the issue plaguing this early build of Mac OS X 10.5.8 is a missing built-in audio in System Prefs after reboot. The complete seed notes for build 9L16, available courtesy of the aforementioned web site, can be found below.

Known Issues

For some Mac Pros (early 2009) with USB audio device attached, built-in audio is missing in System Preferences after reboot.

General Focus Areas


AirPort AppKit









Mass Storage

MobileMe Pref Pane




System Profiler Audio


Areas of Change

Address Book Sharing now retains settings for MobileMe clients after relaunch

Accessing 802.1X tab in Airport Advanced Network setting in System Preferences freeze fix

Fixed ‘file in use’ errors on logout sync when SMB portable homes on NetApp

Safari and ImageIO compatibility fix

ImageIO and heap buffer overflow fix

libpng image corruption fix

Signing out of MobileMe pref pane now removes certificate and private key from keychain

Fixed errors with /usr/sbin/system_profiler loading SPAudioReporter on PPC

Fixed issue with streaming from some USB webcam after waking from sleep

Fixed issue with some Bluetooth devices suddenly not working

Issues fixed in previous seeds

Resolved issue with changelogs and iDisk syncing

Issue with CalDAV and meeting mismatches fixed

Fixed memory leak issue with CoreData Framework Issue with iCal Synchronization and time syncing resolved

Resolved issue with Image RAW and CEmbeddedTIFFThumbnail

Fixed issue with SearchKit and Safari history searches

Issue with AFP Server and TimeMachine syncing fixed

Issue with HICocoaView and parent window positioning resolved

HICocoaView Shift-Tab focus issue in NSForm views fixed

Issue with simultaneous logins and LoginWindow resolved

Resolved drawing performance issue with multiple HICocoaViews in a single Carbon window

Fixed issue where Startup Items on Network Home Folder were not being executed in certain situations

Issue with DictionaryTrainer and Japanese Language Analysis resolved

Issue with LoginWindow UI and wireless logins fixed

Issue with messages sent to deallocated NSTreeControllerTreeNode in CD/bindings app fixed

Fixed issue with SpotlightIndex and index rebuilding

Formatting issue with USB MSC fixed

Issue with NFS indexing and File Systems resolved

Fixed issue where system may not sleep second time in certain situations

Resolved issue with Spotlight and MDItemCopyAttribute

Fixed issue with DHCP Client and 802.1X integration

Fixed authentication issue with CFNetwork HTTPAuthentication and ISA 2006 proxy servers

Resolved issue with Sync Services Preferences Sync and automatic syncing

Issue with CoreAudio and network MIDI drivers fixed

Fixed problem where iCal sync may fail when moving events to different calendars

Issue with DisplayPort->DVI/VGA adapters resolved Problem with Garbage Collection and NSImage fixed.

Mac OS X 10.5.8 is the latest incremental update to OS X 10.5 Leopard. The Software update should arrive before Snow Leopard’s official debut in September, although Apple has been known to require more intensive testing occasionally, so its release date cannot be accurately determined.

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