“Apple Inc. continued this week with a somewhat unusual practice of providing outside developers with successive builds of its next operating system update, Mac OS X 10.5.3, fairly early in the testing cycle,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.
“The company has historically followed a pattern in which it would alternate between releasing external and internal builds, where successive external seeds — those to outside developers — would only occur in the days leading up to the software’s intended release,” Marsal reports.
“Development of Mac OS X 10.5.3 has not been following that course. Instead, Apple has externally seeded three successive builds of the OS update to its vast developer community, beginning with build 9D10 late last month and continuing on through build 9D12 on Thursday,” Marsal reports.
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