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  • Apple Pushing up the Pace of Snow Leopard Development

    A new build (9J27) of Snow Leopard 10.5.7 has been seeded to Apple Developer Center Premiere and Select Members only a week and a half after the previous build (9J22). Apple appears to ramping up the pace of 10.5.7 development. Could this mean they are moving closer to release?

    One big change to note is with Quicktime
    The only window-based interface element in the QuickTime X Player is reportedly the title bar, which is reminiscent of the iPhone's semi-transparent black glass interface while also adopting hues from the video frames playing beneath it. However, this too fades away and disappears with the new overlay controls so videos appear to float on the screen with nothing more than a deep shadow surrounding all four sides.
    Seed notes from the new build (9J27):

    Known Issues
    • Safari 4 Beta only installs on Mac OS X 10.5.6.
    • CoreRAIDServer crashes once per restart

    General Focus Areas
    • AFP
    • AirPort
    • Bluetooth
    • Directory Services
    • FileSync
    • Graphics Drivers
    • iCal
    • iDisk Synching
    • Mail
    • Managed Client
    • MobileMe Synching
    • Networking
    • Parental Controls
    • Printing
    • Screen Sharing
    • Sound
    • Time Machine
    • USB
    • VPN
    • Widgets
    • X11

    Areas of Change
    • Resolved issue with launchd and LoginWindow capturing crash data
    • Issue with LoginWindow and FileVault remote backups fixed
    • Fixed problem with Time Capsule and sparse image backups
    • Fixed issue with Print & Fax pref pane and managing settings
    • Resolved crashing issue with Parental Controls and System Preferences
    • Fixed problem with HFS and MBR partitioned volumes
    • Fixed hanging issue with MobileMe Sync tab
    • Fixed issue with iCalExternalSync and iCal Synchronization
    • Issue with AC interrupts and Sleep/Wake
    • Fixed problem with Portable Home Directories and Login/Logout not syncing

    Issues fixed in previous seeds:
    • Resolved issue with Mail accounts and syncing
    • Fixed issue with CoreAnimation and mouse movement between snapshots
    • Fixed problem with System Profiler Plug-Ins and panic logs
    • Resolved crashing issue with Help Viewer
    • Resolved crashing issue with Preview Image
    • Fixed issue with IOHIDPosteEvent()
    • Fixed problem with MobileMe AOSNotification not sending JID
    • Resolved issue with AddressBook Sync and Mail Addressing
    • Fixed problem with NSOperationQueue and PThreads
    • Fixed issue with LoginWindow UI and AirPort
    • Issue with Virtual Memory and wired pages fixed
    • Images are now retained when syncing between two Macs using Mail Sync
    • Resolved issue with CFNetwork Host and AppStore loading delays
    • Issue with Networking and TCP FIN resolved
    • Issue with FPCatalog search and AFP X Client resolved
    • File/Folder label changes over AFP now visible without unmounting/remounting
    • Fixed problem with NSView and layer-backed views inside a scroll
    • NSURLConnection now correctly notifies client before transmission
    • Resolved NSinvalidSendPortExceptions with Sync Services Engine
    • Fixed problem with CFNetwork Cookies and SAP cookie path
    • Resolved issue with CFNetwork Cache and DF URL cache
    • Fixed problem with iCal CalDAV and cancelled meetings still showing up for attendees
    • Hanging issue with CFURLCache thread fixed
    • Issue with MobileMe AOSNotification connection failures resolved
    • Resolved issue with Safari and certain cookies not being accepted
    • Fixed crashing issue with mdworker and signed messages
    • Resolved issue with MCX Client and visible groups
    • Resolved value issue with cupsBorderlessScalingFactor
    • Issue with CoreData Framework and foreign key references resolved
    • Fixed issue with Weather Widget and default city selection
    • CoreData Framework now ensures cached statements are nulled out after being finalized in the event of an error
    • Resolved issue with Desktop Services where desktop may not update correctly
    • Fixed value issue with Unit Converter Widget
    • Resolved issue with NSData and CoreData Framework
    • Fixed issue with ImageCapture not recognizing certain CompactFlash card adapters
    • Fixed issue with CUPS and Print & Fax Preference Pane
    • Resolved issue with CoreData fetch and CoreData Framework
    • Fixed issue where Stocks Widget was unresponsive in certain situations
    • iCalExternalSync no longer wrongly clears the “original date” field of a detached Task
    • Fixed issue where Preferences Sync would use excessive CPU cycles
    • Fixed problem with delegate windows and multiple error messages with iCal DAV
    • Issue with HICocoaView and mouse tracking resolved
    • Fixed button issue with Energy Saver pref pane
    • issue with Login window and MCX Client resolved
    • Fixed issue with Netbooting and the Energy Saver pref pane
    • Fixed problem with AMDocumentVersion and Automator Application
    • Updated ICC Profiles in ColorSync Registry
    • Issue with last modification date and Sync Services Engine resolved
    • Resolved issue with NSSpellChecker and custom NSSpellServer servers
    • Fixed issue with Time Machine Preferences and previously used backup volumes
    • Fixed problem with DSADplugin and User vs Contact
    • Issue with Text Services Manager and Dvorak Keyboard layout fixed
    • Resolved crashing issue with NSTreeController
    • Fixed whitelist issue with Parental Controls
    • Resolved automatic iCal MobileMe sync issue with iCal Synchronization
    • Fixed crashing issue with HLTB Menus and status bar
    • Resolved issue with AFP X Client and AFP sessions not disconnecting after volumes are dismounted
    • Issue with AXUIElementPostKeyboardEvent and HLTB Accessibility fixed
    • Fixed USB tranfer issue with printing large PostScript files
    • Fixed movie title issue with Movie Widget
    • Resolved Non-Administrator issue with Energy Saver pref pane
    • Fixed issue with Bluetooth mouse and button settings after disconnect/reconnect
    • Fixed problem with XServe Netboot and launchd
    • Fixed issue with Text (AppKit) where enabling garbage collection would cause autocomplete popup to automatically close
    • Fixed image orientation issue with Image RAW
    • Issue with HLTB Menus and OpenSubmenu fixed
    • Issue with HLTB Windows and child windows fixed
    • Issue with FileSync and login/logout resolved
    • Resolved issue with Image RAW and image conversion

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Pushing up the Pace of Snow Leopard Development started by Cody Overcash View original post