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Snow Leopard build may only be preliminary

updated 05:15 pm EDT, Thu August 13, 2009

Snow Leopard not done?

The rumored gold master version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard is likely still a preliminary release, says MacMagazine. 10A432 is described as a preview due to notable bugs remaining, including Mail instabilities, scroll bar errors, and a collection of freezing applications.

The recent build is still very large, measuring 6.1GB in size. Apple has slated Snow Leopard for a September release, though no specific date has been made public. The final version will be a $29 upgrade for individual Leopard owners, while a five-license family pack upgrade will cost $49.




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  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -20

    Mail instabilities...

    That didn't stop them releasing Leopard. 8 releases later, we're still dealing with Mail.app being the buggiest POS Apple has released in a decade.

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  1. mcnaugha

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -11

    Golden Master not Gold

    Note to the author and editor: It's Golden Master not Gold Master. A Gold Master is a physical entity, a disc which is inserted into a manufacturing system for duplication. Golden Master is the term used by Apple to define a software build state. Apple can be seen using the term back in 1998 here http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn1132.html Any Apple employee worth their salt will also know it's Golden Master.

  1. DarkVader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    Gold or Golden

    Note to the author and editor: It's either Gold Master or Golden Master. Apple has historically used both. As you can see here: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2001/mar/07macosx_gm.html Gold Master is perfectly correct.

    And any Apple employee worth their salt won't care which you use.

  1. VValdo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Gold vs. Golden

    This is such an important discussion. I wish more people would chime in.

    W

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    Shocker!

    I can't believe it! I really thought Apple had decided to bypass the entire Release Candidate phase and jump right to Gold Master.

  1. junkie

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    probably is it

    at this point if it still has major problems they are looking at a delayed release, I doubt they want that.

    if there are issues we can probably expect a ".1" to hit a couple weeks after launch.

  1. macintoshtoffy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Good Lord

    "I see ignorant people, they're everywhere".

    Apple isn't going to stop getting it to the manufacturer because a few idiots can't get their damn system setup properly - every person who has had problems with SNow Leopard are the byproduct of installing c*** that utilise undocumented frameworks.

    The only thing that stops a product from getting to the manufacturer are show stopper bugs - there are no show stopper bugs.

    MacNN, stop regurgitating c*** from Softpedia - they're a dead website, stop pull information from dead websites with zero credibility.

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