updated 05:00 pm EDT, Wed August 5, 2009
Mac OS X 10.5.8 update
Apple has posted an anticipated v10.5.8 patch for Mac OS X, updating a number of components in the operating system. The list begins with Safari, which has been upgraded to v4.0.2, and should now be more accurate when running full history searches. Connectivity problems have been smoothed out in several areas, for instance in terms of better reliability when linking with AirPort networks or Bluetooth devices.
The patch similarly improves compatibility with external USB drives, and aids in Sync Service reliability. Data reliability has been targeted for MobileMe and iDisk, and iCal should now function better with MobileMe Sync and CalDAV.
Imaging-related updates solve troubles with resolutions being omitted from the Display pane, and two photography-related bugs, which would block larger camera files from being imported, or Automator from running Aperture actions instead of iPhoto ones.
Miscellaneous fixes improve AFP and Managed Client reliability. The patch is a 274MB upgrade from Mac OS X 10.5.7, or a 759MB download for all other Leopard owners. It is available through Software Update.