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Apple seeds third Mac OS X 10.6.2 beta

updated 03:45 pm EDT, Fri October 16, 2009

Hints at rapid patch cycle

Apple is already distributing a third beta seed of Mac OS X 10.6.2 to developers, sources say. Called 10C527f, the build adds fixes for 13 different components of the OS. Of special emphasis are corrections for video errors, including several GraphicsDrivers problems which can cause screen flickering, crashes in OpenCL or stuttering while playing 1080p movies in QuickTime X. QuickTime itself has been fixed to allow some movies to play properly.

Eliminated iMovie problems include some with color shift, and a crash caused by looping previews of titles in the skimming palette. The build separately makes fixes to iChat, and reliability improvements for iLife, iWork, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, iDisk and Safari plug-ins. Developers can download the seed as a 483.5MB package.

Apple has been engaged in rapid development of Snow Leopard updates. Mac OS X 10.6.1 became available just days after the basic OS had launched, and the new v10.6.2 seed reportedly follows less than two weeks after the first. Only one known flaw is said to exist in the current code, which could indicate that the update will be ready in a matter of days.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ukpro1

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Major iPhoto Problems with 10.6.1

    Guys, let's hope this update happens real soon. I, and many other users (see apple discussion boards) are having major issues with iPhoto in the current build.

    The Mac crashes completely when using editing in iphoto, even scrolling through photos in edit mode or clicking on the sharpening control.

    It's really poor that they let such a buggy release go out, my iphoto is completely useless until this updates arrives......

  1. Wsman2

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Scanning capability

    I'm waiting for an update that will allow me to use the scan function on my HP 1350 PSC. Any word on when that will happen?

  1. jimoase

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mail.. preference problem

    Do this

    Select Mail preferences
    Select Rules
    Create a new Rule
    Enter 25 plus conditions
    Conditions window will extend off the bottom of the screen. Taking the Cancel and OK buttons off the screen.
    Click the Conditions Window size control. The Rules window, one level below the Conditions Window, will resize in error.

    Report your findings to Apple...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Mail

    Or, just split your rule up into a couple of different rules and stop complaining over and over again about a display issue in Mail preferences.

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