Apple seeds new 10.5.7 build to testers

By on March 8, 2009 at 4:04 PM.

Apple seeds new 10.5.7 build to testers

Good news, Mac users, as it looks like Apple is kicking 10.5.7 development into overdrive. Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5.7 build 9J22 went out to testers about a week ago and called for attention to a variety of areas of the OS. Apparently testers did a hell of a job because an updated build, 9J27, was sent out yesterday to address a laundry list of issues. We still have no firm word in terms of when Apple hopes to release 10.5.7 to the public, though previous rumors suggest it may happen quite soon. Hit the jump for the current status of 10.5.7 as provided by Apple with build 9J27.

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Apple getting ready to issue 10.5.7 update for OS X?

By on February 26, 2009 at 3:24 PM.

Apple getting ready to issue 10.5.7 update for OS X?

As rumors of Snow Leopard continue to swirl, it looks like Apple will be stringing Leopard along for quite a while longer before the next iteration of OS X debuts. According to reports, Apple has seeded a new OS X build to developers and testing is currently under way. The new build, 10.5.7, is said to focus on maintenance, security and synchronization. Apparently the seventh variant of Leopard is a pretty substantial improvement even in its current form — specific areas Apple is targeting with the update include graphics drivers, Time Machine, printing services, screen sharing services, MobileMe syncing, Mail and AddressBook syncing, AirPort services, text services and iCal. Beyond that, about 70 code corrections are said to have already been identified in the build. Needless to say if this rumor turns out to be true, we’re certainly looking forward to seeing an update that will resolve a healthy amount of the issues currently plaguing OS X. Of course we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves; we likely still have a few months before 10.5.7 sees the light of day considering testing has just begun.

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