New Mac OS X 10.5.7 Build (9J47) Handed to Developers

The build adds only three new fixes, while increasing the number of focus areas

In what has become a weekly trend, Apple has seeded members of its developer connection with a new build of Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard. Reportedly, build 9J47 includes the same known issue regarding the Safari 4 beta, adding just three fixes on its own. However, this time around, Apple has expanded the number of focus areas to 25.

As usual, the seed notes accompanying the new Leopard test build have been made public by the folks at World of Apple, which adds a note on its own. Particularly, Mac OS X 10.5.7 is reported as having entered developer testing in late February, with developers being seeded a total of seven builds ever since.

Based on the latest reports in regards to the ongoing development of Mac OS X 10.5.7, the seventh maintenance update to Leopard should now be a hefty 450MB update. A combo update is reportedly also being worked on. The combo update is to be installed on versions of Leopard prior to 10.5.6, adding security improvements released by Apple in the past, according to a report by AppleInsider.

The same source claims to have gained knowledge of a “Security Update 2009-002” said to address “Tiger” issues. Mac OS X 10.5.7, code-named Juno, is expected to arrive sometime this month. Without further ado, the seed notes for Mac OS X 10.5.7 9J57 (lacking the list of issues fixed in previous seeds) can be found below.

Known Issues

Safari 4 Beta only installs on Mac OS X 10.5.6.

General Focus Areas




Directory Services;


Flash Player;


Help Viewer;


iDisk Synching;


Managed Client;

MobileMe Synching;


Parental Controls;




Screen Sharing;


Time Machine;

USB & Flash Drives;




Areas of Change fix;

Ethernet on Mac Pros performance fix;

CFURLCache compatibility fix.

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