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Second Mac OS X 10.6.4 beta dwells on OpenGL, app glitches

updated 10:10 am EDT, Fri May 7, 2010

Adds fixes issues with Cisco VPNs, Adobe CS3

Apple has reportedly released a second developer beta of Mac OS X 10.6.4, the upcoming update for Snow Leopard. The emphasis in the new code, build 10F46, is said to be on fixing compatibility problems with OpenGL-based apps, as well as various errors linked to first- and third-party software. Some of these include trouble launching Adobe CS3 titles such as Photoshop and Illustrator, and graphics bugs that appear when watching video in DVD Player or using iPhoto's fullscreen mode.

Miscellaneous bugfixes address topics like USB keyboards, Parental Controls, and pairing Apple remotes with Macs. More significant is a remedy for dropped Cisco VPN connections, as Apple is now asking developers to test the reliability of VPN connections in general. The first build of v10.6.4 was released a little over a week ago, and corrected issues in areas like Time Machine and VoiceOver.

by MacNN Staff



  1. osxtasy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    How about fixing..

    These "non-harmful" disk utility repair messages, if they are so "harmless". I've sent several bug reports, but still no fixes. In addition, isn't all that's required is a cleanup of the update receipts or something of that magnitude???

    I'd love to be "schooled" as to why this seems so hard to fix, being that I'm not a software guy...

  1. jimoase

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mail rules page overflow...

    The Mail rule entry page broke when transitioning from 10.3 to 10.4 and despite dozens of confirmation by Apple Techs remains broke. Here is how to create the problem. Go to Mail preference/rules. Add 25 plus conditions (entries to sort incoming email to a single folder), the rules page will expand taking the control buttons off the bottom of the screen never to be seen again.

    Make my day... fix this with 10.6.4


  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: How about fixing

    Well, I'd like to see a way to get the stupid "SHARED FOLDER" label on all my windows that are in Shared folders. Yeah, I know they're shared. It comes from sharing the folder.

    And it would be really great if the user could actually get a handle on folder views such that it isn't a game of "Which view will OS X use this time" when you open a folder. And while we're at it, having the system actually remember my "Calculate all sizes" setting would be great too. But since Apple hasn't figured out how to do that since OS X.0, I hold out no hope.

    Of course, I'd also like to see a version of OS X come out where Safari's default setting is not to open 'safe' files automatically after downloaded too. But that'll never happen.

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