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10.5.4 to solve old, possibly new, issues

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Fri June 13, 2008

10.5.4 update coming

Apple is allegedly preparing to unveil Mac OS X 10.5.4 to solve issues present in former versions of the operating system, including a problem where some users' machines would freeze upon shutdown. AppleInsider reveals that the patch solves a dozen issues that have been prevalent through several incarnations of the operating system, but it does not clearly state whether it addresses an incompatibility with Firefox, first reported by MacNN on Wednesday.

Another bug mentioned was one resident in Spaces that would disallow users from assigning apps to a Space via drag-and-drop. Apple requests that developers evaluate the update thoroughly, since it includes modifications to code for almost two dozen core services, such as iLife, networking services, iChat, and Mail, among others.

MobileMe - Apple's replacement for .Mac - will launch on July 11th, and requires the 10.5.4 update, placing the release date for the patch some time between now and then.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I hope it fixes airport

    ...but I was hoping that for 10.5.3. The airport connection keeps dropping on my MBP ever since Leopard, but other machines are fine on my network, including my iphone. WTF?

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Update Changes

    This also means that the 10.5.4 update will probably strip all references to the term ".Mac", and replace it with "MobileMe"

  1. petsounds

    Joined: Dec 1969


    fixes I want

    I hope it fixes the system freezing on sleep (which 10.5.3 was supposed to fix but didn't) and the 2008 Mac Pro USB issues, although the latter is probably a design defect that we are SOL on.

  1. jreades

    Joined: Dec 1969


    And perhaps...

    The one where my MacBook Pro locks ups completely when switching between locations with Wired and Wireless connections enabled any time after the first sleep?

    Well, I can dream can't I?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What? A maintenance update to the OS fixing problems? Man, will wonders never cease. Maybe they could fix all the issues with Mail and Address Book people have (h***, it took me days to figure out Mail was deleting my mail from my work trash, even though I set it up to NEVER delete mail from the server).

    But, hey, that's on Tiger. Can't expect Apple to fix that.

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969


    My only hope... that it's snappier!

  1. rubaiyat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    my slow boot up and disappearing FireWire.

    Well one can live in hope.

  1. txturbo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    So if 10.5.4 adds no significant new features how will Apple charge for it? I assume it will not be free.

  1. cartoonspin

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Wait a minute. I see where you are going. Apple did announce the next OSX upgrade will fix a whole bunch of things and make it more stable. Then I would agree they should not charge for something they should have been doing all along.

  1. JackWebb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    like 7.5.3

    I'm sure it's not as bad but it kinda reminds me of 7.5.3. I've officially reported at least one issue several months ago and I'm still waiting. At least they are saying the right things in getting back to concentrating on getting rid of bugs. I just thought Leopard would be in better shape by now. I waited at least 3 months after initial release but was forced to move to it b/c of the business I'm in.

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