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Mac OS X 10.6.3 beta enters broader testing

updated 09:05 am EST, Thu January 7, 2010

Provides over 220 corrections

Apple today began large-scale testing of its next maintenance and security update for Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.3. The update originally entered limited testing in early December. In total the present build incorporates 221 code corrections to 92 system components, including Mail, MobileMe, iCal and QuickTime X.

The build is labeled 10D522, and approximately 665.7MB in size. Some specific improvements include better automatic spelling correction, and fixes for crashes that can occur while printing or using components like AppKit, iCal, Mail, and Photo Booth.

Apple has already noted four known issues with 10D522, involving iTunes freezes, and problems with updating applications, viewing Display preferences or navigating the ColorSync Utility Filters tab.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Maybe??

    Maybe my Slingbox will start working again.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    Snow Leopard...

    ...has been the buggiest Mac OS X release in recent memory... since maybe the early 10.2's.

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    please fix dual link display graphics

    ...this is a known major issue for over a year in both 10.5 & 10.6 and affects the heart of pro graphics functionality on Apple's flagship display - common distortion (horizontal lines/snow/double imaging waking from sleep) varies from requiring apologies in client presentations to being unusable to the point of requiring rebooting in day to day work...

    I have personally experienced it in two generations of macbook pros & the latest mac mini - users have patiently waited long enough

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA5OQ&mco=MTA4MzU1ODY

  1. _Rick_V_

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Re: Snow Leopard...

    @ JeffHarris:
    Sorry, but I have to disagree. I haven't had one problem since upgrading. None of the dozen or so people I know who upgraded have problems either.

    It might be worthwhile to back up all your data, then reformat and reinstall Snow Leopard.

  1. aarroneous

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Snow Leopard Server

    HOW ABOUT A FIX FOR PUSH NOTIFICATIONS TO THE iPhone??? Unbelievable that Microsloth ActiveSync works great, but no Apple server solution for pushing e-mail to my iPhone.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Just one problem

    The only problem I've had with Snow Leopard is getting the Slingbox to work with 10.6.2. Sling support is terrible once your first 90 days is up, so I'm hoping 10.6.3 will fix things. But other than that, I've had no problems.

  1. facebook_Drew

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Jan 2010

    +1

    Slingbox Solution

    I was having the issue where it would connect remotely however not on my local network. I found that if you go into slingbox directory and change it from Direct Connection to Slingbox ID, it would resume streaming on my local network.

  1. Fonejacker

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    @ JeffHarris:

    I can honestly say, swear on the bible, or lie dedicator test, I have not had any problems, even when I bought OS 10.0. Either I have been really lucky or have installed every application properly. However, I did have one install problem with Snow Leopard, but that was easily solved. But that's it in what 7-8 odd years. I am sorry and confused when I hear other users having problems, but wonder why I didn't have them nor my daughter, I'm not complaining, no printer drivers issues, upgrade issues etc. My first Mac did die after 5 years, logic board failure, my second died after 7 years, same thing, my daughters macbook pro, 2nd one, the battery expanded within the case,but repaired under warranty, still very happy with the reliability of my macs. But I think what problems mac users have, it is a drop in the ocean compared to what PC users, have to put up with.

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