Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Sep 2008 22:17 UTC
Mac OS X Apple has released the latest update to its Leopard operating system, Mac OS X 10.5.5, with tons and tons of fixes. As always, the release is a recommended update fr all Leopard users, so fire up Software Update, and let's hope it doesn't cause any troubles. Read one for a quick rundown of the most important changes.
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iMap Bug
by darknexus on Tue 16th Sep 2008 01:40 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Nice to finally have that iMap performance problem dealt with. It was getting on my nerves, particularly when interfacing to Gmail. This update claims to fix it and the results so far seem to bare that out. Now, if Apple will just fix the Finder's performance issues on shared folders--particularly on large shares over a wireless connection--I'll be happy. That said, every os does have its little quirks and annoyances, I guess.

Reply Score: 3

RE: iMap Bug
by bousozoku on Tue 16th Sep 2008 10:24 UTC in reply to "iMap Bug"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

Nice to finally have that iMap performance problem dealt with. It was getting on my nerves, particularly when interfacing to Gmail. This update claims to fix it and the results so far seem to bare that out. Now, if Apple will just fix the Finder's performance issues on shared folders--particularly on large shares over a wireless connection--I'll be happy. That said, every os does have its little quirks and annoyances, I guess.


iMap for Apple instead of IMAP? :-D

Finder has been revised to version 10.5.6, so maybe it's better but I haven't noticed anything different in its behaviour.

In fact, this update seems more application-oriented than others and I don't use many of the Apple applications, but any stability improvements are appreciated. I need to run a couple of tests but hopefully, the performance has been improved again.

Reply Score: 2

Graphics update...
by apoclypse on Tue 16th Sep 2008 02:27 UTC
apoclypse
Member since:
2007-02-17

So far I've heard good things about the update the graphics drivers in the system. Its about freaking time. The Nvidia card in my SR MBP has major issues for a failry decent mobile card.

Reply Score: 2

Graphics Updates
by jptros on Tue 16th Sep 2008 03:13 UTC
jptros
Member since:
2005-08-26

I've had the same graphics (rendering) issue on my powerbook since the beginning with leopard. When I turn off the 3d dock, the dock doesn't render properly on the right end around the edges and if I use the grid view stack, the edges don't render properly. By chance, has anyone else with a powerbook 17" with nvidia graphics seen a similar issue?

-- forgot to mention, the problem still exists with 10.5.5.

Edited 2008-09-16 03:14 UTC

Reply Score: 1

Finally!
by Softfailur on Tue 16th Sep 2008 06:55 UTC
Softfailur
Member since:
2007-07-26

I updated my system few hours ago and everything seems to work fine. Finally they have squashed the long-standing bug with attachment icon being moved onto Mail.app dock icon. This was making me mad.

I hope they also have done something to stability issues with Bluetooth A2DP connections to stereo headsets. Although I haven't got time to check that out thoroughly enough yet.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Finally!
by darknexus on Tue 16th Sep 2008 16:38 UTC in reply to "Finally!"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

No go with a2dp, still the same problems as before. If there was a way to turn off the damned powersave for Bluetooth that would fix the problem, as the connection drops if powersave is triggered and you try to send an event to the device at that exact moment.
A temporary workaround is to keep an audio channel open constantly. Use any audio player program to open an internet radio station and put it on mute. Since audio channels aren't released even when muted this effectively forces OS X to not drop the bt connection under any circumstances until you stop playing that stream. It's not an optimal workaround by any means but if you absolutely need to use an a2dp headset it's one way to work around Apple's half-assed a2dp support.

Reply Score: 1

I hadn't noticed any issues before ...
by Tuishimi on Tue 16th Sep 2008 16:35 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

...but I updated. All still seems well to me. I never use Mail.app anymore. I use GyazMail and when the author of SweetMail builds is Intel version (he popped onto MacUpdate.com to say he would do that over the next 3 months (back in August)) I might switch back to that from the old days. ;)

Mail has had ongoing issues since the advent of OS X. It drives me completely insane.

Reply Score: 2

darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I actually like Mail.app but to each their own. I use it because it has better keyboard support than Gyazmail and it seems to thread better for me, and I can expand/collapse threads with the left/right arrow which I cannot do in Gyazmail. Other than the iMap issue with Gmail I really hadn't had any issues with it. It would be nice if it supported encryption/signing, but that's just me coming from a UNIX background.

Reply Score: 1

Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh no doubt it has many more features! I think they need to simply spend more time on ironing out any glitches and pass on adding new features for awhile. And indeed, they have had fixes for Mail frequently in updates. GyazMail does not offer a lot of flexibility, but it is pretty rock solid.

Reply Score: 2

puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

mail.app does support encryption and signing.

Reply Score: 1

darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

mail.app does support encryption and signing.

Sorry, I meant encryption/signing out of the box. Currently there are plugins to do this, but they are hacks around some of Mail.app's internals and I've personally had mixed results. If there is out of the box encryption/signing then it's sure hidden itself well.

Reply Score: 1

rorya Member since:
2007-11-01

No, S/MIME support has been supported for several major releases now. It is enabled as soon as you add a mail certificate is added to Keychain that uses the email address of one of the accounts defined in Mail.app.

Reply Score: 1

protagonist Member since:
2005-07-06

I use the Mac version of GPG and while there is not yet an installaion binary for it the Beta works very well. Nice thing about it is that you can use it on about any OS out there so it is easy to transfer your keyring.

Reply Score: 2

Relief
by Moochman on Tue 16th Sep 2008 18:42 UTC
Moochman
Member since:
2005-07-06

Whew! I got really nervous when it restarted the computer a 2nd time, since that looked kind of like a problem I had recently when my hard drive was corrupted... Luckily it seems it was by design ;) . No problems so far...

Reply Score: 2

RE: Relief
by eggs on Tue 16th Sep 2008 19:47 UTC in reply to "Relief"
eggs Member since:
2006-01-23

Yeah that surprised me too.

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Relief
by Ruahine on Tue 16th Sep 2008 20:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Relief"
Ruahine Member since:
2005-07-07

I too was a bit concerned when it restarted half way through the first restart...
Any idea why on earth it would need to do that?

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: Relief
by Vargol on Wed 17th Sep 2008 07:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Relief"
Vargol Member since:
2006-02-28

It usually means a firmware update was involved.

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: Relief
by rorya on Fri 19th Sep 2008 20:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Relief"
rorya Member since:
2007-11-01

I'm not sure if there are now other cases with 10.5. But historically, double restarts were done when libSystem was updated. But double restarts seem to be a lot more common on the 10.5 updates, so perhaps this policy applies to other essential libraries.

Edited 2008-09-19 20:25 UTC

Reply Score: 1

diablo 2 working
by xushi on Tue 16th Sep 2008 21:38 UTC
xushi
Member since:
2005-08-29

I hear reports that Diablo 2 is finally fixed again (the graphics and crashing)..

If that's true, finally ;) i have to install the game again and check!

Reply Score: 2