Latest Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build still accompanied by lengthy bug list

Apple Store“A list of bugs accompanying the latest pre-release build of Apple Inc.’s Leopard operating system appears to have swelled somewhat since the Cupertino-based company last seeded the software to developers in early March,” Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.

McLean reports, “According to reports already plastered on Apple-related web sites, Mac OS X Leopard (Client) Build 9A410, which was released to thousands of Mac OS X developers this week, still carries with it a laundry list of nearly three dozen known issues.”

“The 5.3-gigabyte Leopard build release this week, unlike the seeds that preceded it, is said to contain only a handful of notable changes, most pertaining to updates to the software’s various underlying frameworks,” McLean reports.

McLean reports, “Despite the outstanding issues with Leopard, the growing consensus amongst insiders and industry analysts is that Apple anticipates a release of the software around the time its World Wide Developers Conference rolls around in mid-June… [Apple] has yet to reveal or broadly test a number of “top secret” features said to be lingering in builds of the software held down closely at its Cupertino-based headquarters.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]

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23 Comments

  1. Over at Apple Insider people are saying that “dozens of bugs” is an extraordinarily low number for an entire new version of an OS. In fact, they’re laughing and saying it’s great news.

  2. Despite the outstanding issues with Leopard, the growing consensus amongst insiders and industry analysts is that Apple anticipates a release of the software around the time its World Wide Developers Conference rolls around in mid-June…

    Not any more…

  3. Go to Appleinsider.com. This article is not there. Click on MDN’s link and you see it. Click on “Home” at the top of the article and Appleinsider’s home page doesn’t show the article. How does MDN get a link to this article when it is not even on their website?

    As I said before, I think MDN and Appleinsider have someone in common. MDN is an Appleinsider insider!

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