RUMOR: Apple’s Mac OS X 10.3.7 ‘Panther’ release ‘imminent’

“Rumor has it that Mac OS X 10.3.7 Update, a forthcoming maintenance release for Apple Computer’s Mac OS X 10.3 ‘Panther’ operating system, has been declared gold master,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider. “The 25.5MB update will sport several key enhancements that will fortify the Panther operating system. Some of these enhancements include improved AFP support for saving documents with long file names, better FireWire device compatibility, and a revised version of OpenGL with updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers.

“Developers also say the update will improve compatibility for third party applications and bundle an updated Preview application. An official release of the software is now imminent, they added,” Marsal reports.

Full article here.

[UPDATE: Fixed typo in headline, 1:20pm ET]

24 Comments

  1. 10.3.6 has been OK. The horrible one was 10.3.2 though for me – horrendous startup times and truly appalling performance. I reformatted just to get rid of it, it was that bad.

    Ironically, I found the original 10.2.8 to be one of the better updates on my old G3 iBook.

  2. I really hope they will sort out the Finder List updating – it’s driving me nuts! Save any file and the Finder ignores it until (and not until) you click back onto the desktop… then it has a little think about it… then you see 2 versions of the saved file listing before the whole list jumps around and re-orders itself. How many times have I clicked on, and opened, the wrong file whilst all this nonsense it taking place?? OS 9 Finder used to update instantly on-the-fly…. POOR!

  3. 10.3.6 has worked fine for me too. A friend with a B&W G3 hasn’t been so lucky. He lost total internet connectivity plus a whole lot of other things (I think even the paint was faded on the eastern side of his house ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />). Going back to 10.3.5 everything went back to ok. He tried the incremental updates, the combined update etc – no joy. I hope for his sake .7 is better

  4. My copy of Diablo 2 would not work properly in full screen mode after I updated to 10.3.6

    It would jump between dropping frames to unexpected acceleration making gameplay very jarring. Switching to window mode was fine but no optimal.

  5. Macgambit – You can also switch to software rendering mode (which is what running in Window mode does anyway) – and this will stop the framerate fits in Diablo II.

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