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  • OSX 10.5.7 Finally Out, Last Stop to Snow Leopard!


    Apple has finally release the much awaited and the last major update for leopard, till their next OSX release- Snow Leopard! Apple has been busy, constantly updating 10.5.7 and seeding it to developers in short periods for the past few weeks and now it's here.

    The update of course is a big leap for Leopard over 10.5.6 which was released few months ago. As usual, the update comes in two flavors - combo (729 MB) for updating from any version of OSX 10.5 and the delta version (442 MB) to upgrade from 10.5.6.

    The list of changes is quite huge.

    General

    * Includes latest security fixes.
    * Includes additional RAW image support for several third-party cameras.
    * Improves performance of video playback and cursor movements for recent Macs with NVIDIA graphics.
    * Resolves an issue with Dvorak keyboard layout in Mac OS X 10.5.6.
    * Improves the reliability and accuracy of Unit Converter, Stocks, Weather and Movies Dashboard widgets.
    * Addresses a situation that may cause issues when logging into Gmail.
    * Improves reliability when syncing contacts with Yahoo!.
    * Expansion Slot Utility for Mac Pro now reports the correct PCIe slot configuration.
    * Improves network performance when connected to certain Ethernet switches that have Flow Control enabled.
    * Improves stability for network home directories hosted by Mac OS X Server v10.4.
    * Improves Finder search results for network volumes that may not support Spotlight searching, such as Mac OS X Server v10.4, Time Capsule, and third-party AFP servers.
    * Includes several improvements to Directory Service and Client Management, which are described in the About Mac OS X Server 10.5.7 Update article.

    iCal

    * Improves overall reliability with CalDav.
    * Improves reliability when automatically syncing with MobileMe.

    Mail

    * Addresses reliability and sync issues with Notes.
    * Addresses an issue that may cause the BCC field to populate incorrectly when redirecting a message from the Sent mailbox.

    Parental Controls

    * Improves consistency with Parental Controls and application restrictions.
    * Addresses an issue in which time limits may not work properly with full-screen games and Fast User Switching.

    Printing

    * Resolves an issue that may cause certain third-party printers to print to the incorrect paper tray.
    * Non-admin user accounts can now be allowed to add and remove printers by enabling Parental Controls and selecting "Can administer printers".
    * Includes other printing reliability and stability improvements.
    This version greatly increases the stability as well as security of the OS. You can get it from your familiar Software Update window
    This article was originally published in forum thread: OSX 10.5.7 Finally Out, Last Stop to Snow Leopard! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 59 Comments
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      bit of a noobie here when is comes to mac etc, so whats DFU?!?!?

      lol

      like someones signiture says

      "ask a question and remain foolish for 5 mins, dont ask the question and remain foolish forver!
    1. iGuy's Avatar
      iGuy -
      Just updated my MB from 10.5.6 without a hitch. Also then ran SU again to get the latest Safari (although it did work for the brief few seconds I tried it after installing .7).

      DFU mode is what you put your phone into to JB etc. It's only mentioned here as there was a "problem" with OS 10.5.6 that prevented you from being able to do it.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Apple has finally fixed issues with DFU mode!
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      thanks guys, atleast im one answer clever now :P using a mac is a whole new language for me lol
    1. ekidd's Avatar
      ekidd -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      ^Hmmm, see I did the Delta and got the gray boo screen, rebooted twice and now everything is happy again.
      got the same result with my girlfriends macbook except with the combo package....
    1. dhruvmalik's Avatar
      dhruvmalik -
      Did it through SU, no issues here. SU Update again to get the latest Safari 4 PB Update. DFU Mode works here without any issues.
    1. GalBrill's Avatar
      GalBrill -
      Updated my MacBook Air (New Nvidia type) from 10.5.6 using Software Update (10.5.6 - DFU not working) to the new 10.5.7 - no problems, two restarts and all is good.

      DFU working when my iPhone is connected directly to my Air USB.
    1. vinko's Avatar
      vinko -
      Whenever updating OS X it is best to always follow the procedures I had outlined in my post. These are tried and proven steps over the past 21 years and had never given anyone issues, no matter what versions of Mac OS or Macintosh computer people had.

      Updating OS X is unlike updating any other piece of software, especially OS X, since it is usually a fairly comprehensive replacement/upgrade of key files within the OS.
    1. iGuy's Avatar
      iGuy -
      Thanks vinko for your link (although I haven't ever had any problems), but I'm sure it will help a lot out there.

      You say run Disk Utility beforehand, but I was advised to always run DU afterwards, which I do. Am I wasting mine (& my Mac's) time in doing this straight away after installing new software?

      Your wisdom would be appreciated.
    1. vaughnhenry2's Avatar
      vaughnhenry2 -
      Just to put some minds at ease - not everyone will have an update sized at 449MB. As evilspoons mentioned, some are 289MB (give or take) and another friend mentioned hers was 401MB. I suspect (though am absolutely not certain) it depends on which updates you've already installed, and which model Mac you have.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      My Macbook Air Updated thru the SU with no problems it took an hour or so and did the download and install accordingly. Itunes is already updated. How do I become the Administrator without having to reinstall OSX Leopard?
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      My Macbook Air Updated thru the SU with no problems it took an hour or so and did the download and install accordingly. Itunes is already updated. How do I become the Administrator without having to reinstall OSX Leopard?
      If you are the sole user of your laptop, you should already be adminsitrator?
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      My Macbook Air Updated thru the SU with no problems it took an hour or so and did the download and install accordingly. Itunes is already updated. How do I become the Administrator without having to reinstall OSX Leopard?
      An hour?! My Air took less than 10 mins to download and install. Are you on a slow connection?
    1. euoba's Avatar
      euoba -
      anyone knows if there is any incompatibility between iTunes 8.2 and quickpwn on mac?
      quickpwn does not recognize my iphone
    1. vinko's Avatar
      vinko -
      Quote Originally Posted by iGuy View Post
      You say run Disk Utility beforehand, but I was advised to always run DU afterwards, which I do. Am I wasting mine (& my Mac's) time in doing this straight away after installing new software?
      To answer your question you need to first understand the purpose of running "Repair Disk Permissions" from within Disk Utility.

      Since OS X is an Unix based operating system, permissions of files are very important, but sometimes; for whatever reasons, these file and folder permissions are messed up by either Apple or 3rd party applications; it is often the latter.

      Therefore ensuring the permissions are as expected by the OS is the best thing to do before allowing an OS update to update its files. The less variables you offer to the update process the happier you will be. Trust me.

      Keep in mind that sometimes the issues, resulting from bad update process, do not manifest themselves until months after the initial execution of the update, due to usage patterns. In some cases, because of this usage patterns the problems are not apparent until things get really messed up.

      This is all reasons why the procedures I had outlined are the recommended steps for applying any OS X updates on the Mac.

      Of course, there are no harm in running "Repair Disk Permissions" after an OS update, but you need to always make sure you're using the same version of Disk Utility that came with the OS you're running.

      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      If you are the sole user of your laptop, you should already be adminsitrator?
      You should never use your Mac from a user account with "Admin" rights. See my reply to Mikerlx below.

      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      How do I become the Administrator without having to reinstall OSX Leopard?
      Why do you want to be in the Administrator of your Mac? You should never use your Mac on a regular bases from an account with full "Administrator" rights.

      If you always use your Mac from the user with "Standard" rights, then if your Mac is ever hacked the hacker will only have the same rights as that user. On the other hand if you are using your Mac from a user with "Admin" rights, the hacker will have full access to your Mac; there is also "root" users, but I will not get into that.

      This is why I always set up my Macs and anyone else I helped, with at least 2 user accounts. One with full "Admin" rights, that is usually the first account created when setting up a new Mac, and the second with "Standard" user rights.

      If you ever want to login as the Administrator, you just have to choose "Log Out XXXX..." from the Apple menu and relogin with as the user with Admin rights. Alternatively, if you have "Enable fast user switching" on, you can switch user from the User menu at the top right side of the menu bar.
    1. Alperovich's Avatar
      Alperovich -
      idk about anyone else but i'm having bluetooth mouse issues after the update.


      now instead of it not working sometimes after a sleep start up, it randomly drops the mouse while i'm using it and i gotta goto prefs and have it search for new devices and that gets it going again. ugh, this sucks! ******* apple.
    1. vthree's Avatar
      vthree -
      im having hard drive issues now.. sucks none of my hard drives will stay connected nor will my extigy work now... frustrating!
    1. bhz1's Avatar
      bhz1 -
      Just updated to 10.5.7 from 10.5.5 today with no problems. Jailbreak works fine as my son happened to bring his friend's iPod touch home so I could fix his failed jailbreak. Pwnage and iTunes worked without a glitch.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      DFU Fixes!!! wooohoooo