Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2006 18:13 UTC
Mac OS X One week after releasing Mac OS X 10.4.5 to the general public Apple has dropped the first seed of the next Mac OS X update on developers. The update currently delivers about 50 documented improvements, including several OpenGL-related fixes, improvements to CoreImage and CoreGraphics, and other bug corrections for iSync, AppleScript, and other components.
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speed up isync and ical
by riha on Thu 23rd Feb 2006 19:14 UTC
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I really think apple should speed up their ical and isync applications because they are terrible slow. Specially iCal.

We are using it wit 6 calendars and it takes forever to start up the application because it has to load them all (which is correct, but slow) and then synchronize them, before even able to use the software.

I would like some better "multi-handling" in the application, so whe you start it up, you should be able to work with it during the synchronization.

Anyway, i really think apple should try to speed up these applications and not only iPhoto and those "i"-apps.

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RE: speed up isync and ical
by MikeGA on Fri 24th Feb 2006 01:14 UTC in reply to "speed up isync and ical"
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Hmm, I've never found iSync to be slow, but then I don't have all that much stuff in my calendar. Anyway, Bluetooth does have a finite speed, so it's more likely that's holding things back.

I do see your point about iCal. However, I don't really see how you can improve things! When starting the app, you have to choices:

1. Make the user wait till all calendars are loaded
This is what iCal does at present, the only way of speeding things up really is to further optimise this process (I have no idea how much this would be possibility)

2. Allow the user to work whilst the calendars are being loaded
Whilst in theory good, it would be rather disconcerting for the user that the app would apparently have started, yet not all their calendars are visible. And also, that calendars are just "popping into existence" in front of them.

I can't help thinking then, that your best approach is the simple one that Apple plainly intended - don't launch iCal!

Simply set OS X to launch iCal (Hidden) when you log in, and then never quit it. This way, your calendars are kept in memory, but the app will effectively "start up" for you instantly when you want it.

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by SEJeff on Thu 23rd Feb 2006 20:06 UTC
Here's Hoping...
by Jimmy on Thu 23rd Feb 2006 20:11 UTC
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Hopefully, some of these developers that are getting the new build can find some sort of mention of Intel iBooks or Minis.. like a hardware profile or something.

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like the flicker and tearing when using opengl.....especially visible on on imac core duo, and 10.4.5 didnt adress that unfortunately.

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All 2 of them... [nt]
by tomcat on Fri 24th Feb 2006 05:35 UTC
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new version..
by Mr. Tan on Fri 24th Feb 2006 06:55 UTC
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new problems for the osx86project community ;)

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We will see
by fredb1974 on Fri 24th Feb 2006 17:35 UTC
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when MacOS-X 10.4.6 will be released. Personnaly, I am using a MacMini for more than a year, from 10.3.7 -> 10.4.5, and only 3 Kernel Panics. So, very very stable ;)

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RE: We will see
by EmmEff on Fri 24th Feb 2006 22:11 UTC in reply to "We will see"
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Very stable, but still lots of little issues with application behaviour (ie. Safari rendering). I wish Apple would test more and release fewer updates.

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