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Snow Leopard testing increasing in speed?

updated 03:50 pm EDT, Tue April 21, 2009

S. Leopard tests quicken

The testing process behind Mac OS X Snow Leopard is accelerating, say closely-involved sources. The first developer build is noted to have been released last June, with a second arriving four months later. Subsequent builds were typically seeded in intervals of four to six weeks, but a new build, expected to deploy this week, should come only three weeks after the previous one.

The upcoming release is expected to be labeled 10A335, and possibly include some of the aesthetic changes rumored for the operating system. Such changes could be essential to implement now for a polished presentation at WWDC 2009. The build may also incorporate an early version of Remote Desktop 3.3, testing out its Snow Leopard compatibility.

It remains uncertain when Snow Leopard will actually ship, though analysts and observers are currently suggesting an August-September timeframe.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -24

    What???

    You mean test builds are being released more frequently the closer the software gets to being finished?

    What a shock!

  1. igroucho

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Re: What???

    Don't assume all readers are familiar with software-development. This may be obvious to you - don't be arrogant

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    what a dumb arse

    Testudo says stuff sometimes just to show he's an idiot savant...in this case trying to be condescending.

    Since Apple has provided no release date when "finished" is, then it's an unknown. Thus the MacNN article provides insight that "finished" may be nearing since the releases are coming in closer intervals.

    Testudo, feel free to a**-U-ME otherwise.

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