Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 update to bring nearly endless list of enhancements

“During the MacWorld SF, Apple has quietly seeded to developers a new build of the Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 update numbered 9C16. The seed-note lists an undless list of enhancements in almost any part of the system,” MacScoop reports.

“According to the seed-note, the update ‘focuses’ (if we may call this focusing) on, Active Directory/Directory Services, AirPort, AppKit, Application, Firewall, Audio, Automator, Back To My Mac, Chinese Input Methods, CoreData, CoreFoundation, Dashboard Widgets, Data Detectors, Directory Services, Dock, Finder, Foundation, Grammar Checking, Graphics Drivers, High Level Toolbox, iCal, iChat, iDisk, Keyboard Layouts, Mail, Networking, Parental Controls, Podcast Producer, Printing/CUPS, Quick Look, Rosetta, Safari, SMB, Spotlight, SQLite, Terminal, Time Machine, X11,” MacScoop reports.

“This clearly represents by far the most significant revision update Apple has ever made on any of its operating systems with nearly 40 Applications involved and 100 bugs fixed. The only bad news is that the update weights as much as, hold your breathe… over 400MB, a record size which could even grow further in the final build,” MacScoop reports.

A huge list of new enhancements in this seed, as listed on the seed-note, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Alexandros R.” for the heads up.]

122 Comments

  1. It is SO Snappy, that I have to turn down the speakers to silence the snaps.

    Has anyone found that Preview puts what version of the OS you’re using when you export a PDF? Just saying… I know Chris Breen’s got 10.5.2 ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. 400 MB, so what? If that’s a big deal, get a bigger HDD. Simple.

    So when is this gonna make to the DVD? I like things hassle free,so all those 100 bug fixes would make it painless upgrade from Tiger.

  3. This clearly represents by far the most significant revision update Apple has ever made on any of its operating systems with nearly 40 Applications involved and 100 bugs fixed.

    Perhaps Leopard 10.5.2 should have been Leopard 10.5.1. Oh, well, better late than never. I suppose that the next thing to do is wait for the reviews.

  4. Sounds like a lot of fixes for OS X Pussy. Way to rush a cobbled together mess out on the 6 or 7 MAC users out there, Apple. I wonder why MAC dorks put up with the consant barrage of fixes for the patches that were supposed to patch the previous fixes. You’d think Cupertino would have a 30-year old OS figured out by now. Maybe it’s time to dump UNIX. It’s at the end of its road.

    Meanwhile I’ll spend the day in my basement rocking games in Windows Vista that Microsoft had the good sense to take the time to complete, and only ship when ready. Think different, MAC sheep.

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  5. At least we don’t have to wait a year or more for a service pack to make Leopard useable.
    So far Leopard works great(for me), Apple can continue to tweak and enhance making it even better all they they want.

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