Whither Mac OS X 10.5.2?

“The stability and performance of Time Machine, Apple’s easy-to-use backup software included with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, remains one of the final focus areas for testers evaluating the company’s impending 10.5.2 operating system update,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

“Following up on build Mac OS X 10.5.2 build 9C27, which was released privately to developers last Thursday, Apple on Monday evening issued yet another build labeled 9C30,” Lane reports.

“Like the two builds that preceded it, build 9C30 is said to contain no known issues. According to those familiar with the distribution, it also tacks on three more fixes to an already exhaustive list stretching some 135 items long,” Lane reports.

More in the full article here.


  1. And I’m hoping it’ll fix whatever is screwing the recognition of network proxies on my work iMac. I have to use Camino because Safari crashes on launch (didn’t happen under Tiger). Likewise with Software Update.

    And good to see that Stacks and the transparent menu bar will now be options only.

    I like Leopard, but I don’t think it will be really ready until 5.2 is released.

  2. I hope they fix the bugs in Automator that currently prevent the passage of string variables while running the rename finder items script. It amazes me that they broke that with 10.5 since so many folks use this feature in everyday workflows; at least in the digital media arena.

    MW: “idea” as in, “Any idea how they missed this bug in QA?!”

  3. I can’t figure out what you mean by “Whither 10.5.2?” “Whither” means “where is 10.5.2 going?” “Whence 10.5.2?” would mean “where is 10.5.2 coming from?”

    (It’s good to know whence we are coming, whither we are going, and where we are.)

    I think you meant “Where oh where is 10.5.2?”

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