Report: Mac OS X 10.5.3 due ‘very soon’

“The long awaited major bug fix update to Mac OS X Leopard, 10.5.3, will be released very soon. The latest test build, 9D34, has only one new fix and no known bugs,” Danny Gorog reports for APC Magazine.

“According to numerous reports, the next update to Leopard, 10.5.3 could be released very soon. The latest build, 9D34, released late last week has one new fix and no known issues left, according to developers familiar with the release. Apple have been working on the update sine the release of 10.5.2 in February,” Gorog reports.

“With only 2 weeks left to WWDC, and a shrinking number of issues left to address, chances are high that Apple will make the 10.5.3 release available very soon. If the 10.5.2 update is any comparison, expect 10.5.3 to weigh in at over 300MB and be available,” Gorog reports.

Full article, with comprehensive list of issues fixed in previous seeds, here.

31 Comments

  1. Well this is weird, I downloaded Delicious Library 2 this morning and upon 1st launch this warning appeared:

    “Delicious Library 2 is going to scroll and zoom very slowly because your Mac is running Mac OS X 10.5.2, and we require the critical graphics system updates in Mac OS X 10.5.3.

    Please update your Mac to “Leopard” 10.5.3 as soon as you can, and we will automatically switch to full speed.”

    So, I would guess this news is real.

    MW: analysis

  2. I too ran DL2 and got the warning – fair enough – later that day my screen went absolutely haywire, jagged images of colour all over the screen, menus not working and so on. I restarted, haven’t run DL2 since and have had no problems, it may be a coincidence and may come back but for the time being DL2 has been deleted.

  3. The rapid updating of Leopard has been an effective psy-op against Vista. How would you feel if your buggy Windows OS keeps getting left behind by new and improved Apple updates?

    Keep them coming!

  4. “The long awaited major bug fix update to Mac OS X Leopard, 10.5.3, will be released very soon.”

    “According to numerous reports, the next update to Leopard, 10.5.3 could be released very soon.”

    “With only 2 weeks left to WWDC, and a shrinking number of issues left to address, chances are high that Apple will make the 10.5.3 release available very soon.”

    So, it’s going to be very soon… right?

  5. Mac+ and MikeK, where were you two a year or so ago? When Tiger went to “10”? This is NOT a DECIMAL system! OS10 (yeah, I know) can go to 10.101.102 (and beyond) if that’s what they want to do with it. The “10” refers to the basic OS, the “101” to a basic version of the basic OS, and the “102” to “fixes” applied to the basic version of the basic OS.
    As for going to OSXI (eleven), that would cost Apple considerable value. Right now there are many people well aware of the brand “OSX”, even if they don’t know squat about “Tiger” or “Leopard” and have no clue about the Unix under-pinnings of it. What would be the value of changing that? So they could spend more money re-gaining Brand Recognition for the new name? That might be needed if the brand were “XP” or “Vista”, but OSX carries GOOD vibes!

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