Apple preps Mac OS X 10.3.7 Update

“Less than two weeks after releasing Mac OS X 10.3.6, Apple is already circulating builds of a successive update to its Panther OS,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider. “Apple Computer late last week began internally distributing the first builds of Mac OS X 10.3.7 Update, the next maintenance release for the company’s Mac OS X 10.3 ‘Panther’ operating system.”

“According to the usual suspects, the first pre-release builds of Mac OS X 10.3.7 belong to the ‘7S20x’ milestone and arrive in the form of a 15MB Mac OS X image. The software requires approximately 50MB for installation,” Jade reports. “While details surrounding these very early builds are scant, sources say Mac OS X 10.3.7 will deliver enhancements to FireWire Audio, OpenGL, CoreGraphics, Multicast DNS, mLAN Audio, CoreFoundation, and AppKit.”

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35 Comments

  1. One thing I’ve noticed, when Apple releases an Update, no one seems to shudder in dread, sigh loudly and resign oneself to another long, painful upgrade process, or panic. I actually look forward to updates from Apple. Rare though they usually may be, but I actually think they’re ‘fun’ (for lack of a better word at the moment).

  2. Hey Dak, I know exactly what you mean! My boss bought his Toshiba laptop into work so he could hook it up to our 2MB line and download SP2 – we had to leave it on overnight and it crashed halfway through. He gave up in the end…

    Today I downloaded & installed the 10.3.6 Combo updater for OS X Server and it was all done in less than 1 hour.

  3. I sure wish they’d fix the AFP auto-mount problems. I still have to log out and back in to get the remote users to show up. I thought the last update was going to fix that. O’ well.

  4. Here’s the terminology;
    Apple: Update
    Micros**t: Vunerability Patch/Virus Fix/’Service Pack'(whatever the frell THAT is)/etc etc
    Whatever, it sounds bad because it is bad.
    As Mr DarkJedi said on Nightly.net:
    I only use IE when I have to, it is more insecure than a stadium full of adolescent goths, and anyone who uses it as their browser of choice deserves all of the adware, spyware, and viruses that they get.

  5. I hope this update is better than the last one. Ever since I updated to 10.3.6, I have had problems playing games like Diablo and Warcraft in full screen mode. The video was choppy, as if I had other apps running concurrently (which I did not). I can’t say that the update was the cause of the problem but the timing is very suspicious.

  6. Just like the later 10.2x updates, Apple is testing changes and parts of it’s upcoming release within the current OS via updates. That’s what a lot of this looks like.

  7. Uhhh that last upgrade fscking sucked man.. that’s what this is.. a FIX for the last upgrade..

    so many people were devastated by that thing.. I had to use Pacifist just to use the upgrade.. my pkg files were all fscked..

    and my start up time is doubled by that upgrade!!

    then again.. there are always those people who have no performance issues..

    this is definitely an “Ooops.. here you go..hope this works” fix.. they didn’t wanna call it 10.3.6.1 or it would be too obvious that they fsucked up

  8. Another update? The paints still wet on the last one.

    So, do Apple externally beta test these updates (excluding developers) with a pool of users? If they dont, they should.

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