SkeeterMac was the first to report that Apple released OS X version 10.2.3 today. According to the spec page, this Jaguar update includes OpenGL 1.4 and a whole slew of other enhancements. Details available in this Apple KB article.
Apple Releases Jaguar Update
2002-12-20 Apple 15 Comments
“Addresses a potential issue in which playing certain system alert sounds could cause the Login window to appear.” I’d love to hear the story behind that one.
Probably simple to explain:
Some system sounds probably had ony admin access rights set, so that by accessing them from the Finder you had to supply it with the Administrator password in order to be able to open the file.
Same happens whenever you start an application that need access right.
is now fixed.
Connnectix jumped the gun on this by releasing PCAnywhere 6.0 3 days ago with the comment that some features were only fully operative in OSX 10.2.3… various reviewers commented that interestingly there was no OSX 10.2.3 …yet.
I wonder what differences in this OS revision impact software functionality…
What’s the difference between an “issue”, a “potential issue”, and a
They all sound like bugs to my unrefined mind.
Apple’s KB article says:
“Allows for improved results with applications that switch emulated address spaces, such as Connectix Virtual PC.”
issue = it will happen
potential issue = it might happen
situation = it will happen if you do something
excluding the finer details, this is it
wtf, got some time to burn…
An “issue” is usually a bug that resides on some of the fundamental parts of a program. They will appear everytime you use that particular piece of software.
i.e: a bug in the kernel will be considered an “issue”
A “potential issue” is usually a bug that resides on some of the fundamental parts of a program, but it won’t appear everytime you use that particular piece of software. The causes are usually not very well known, but a fix is produced that reduces or eliminates the likeliness of the bug.
i.e: an intermitent bug on the printing stack when using HP drivers is a “potential issue”. You might never find it if you don’t use printing, or have a non-HP printer.
A “situation” is usually a bug that resides on some of the non-fundamental parts of a program, and is only triggered by a well-known sequence of actions.
i.e: a bug on the printing stack so that when opening the print queue and clicking on “Get Information” on the 5th item, the application crashes.
(note: all examples are made up, there is not a bug on the printing stack of OSX so that it crashes when clicking “Get Info” on the 5th item of the print queue
The KB article mentions specifically an enhancement which allows for increased performance in Virtual PC — namely something about allowing better performance in applications which use emulated address spaces. Not sure what that means.
I have to give Apple credit for giving in simple terms exactly what the service packs do. It is clearly outlined on one web page and the knowlegde base is easy to search.
I find the MS ones are way too lengthly so I skip over almost everything. If someone were to ask me what features are in SPI I would say: “I dunno, its supposed to have bug fixes and stuff”. And MS’s knowlegde base is more easily searched through Google.
The number of things this update does is amazing. One though, that drove me crazy was that Macs would not go to sleep if File Sharing was turned on. Thank God they finally fixed that, for a plethera of reasons.
Adds a Canadian English language spell checking dictionary.
This was not mentioned in any of the lists of issues and features this update addresses, but I thought I noticed something different and then I read about it on MacFixit. The window controls (the red,yellow and green globs) on Coaco apps have an “embedded” look to them now that’s really nice, I think. Carbon apps still look like they did. This is the second time Apple has toned down the eye candy on OS X.
the menus and window drawing is way faster. Is it because of the new OpenGL version?
Excepting some window resizing (depending on the app) the interface is now down-right snappy! Normal computational stuff is about the same as before (which has never been an issue for me – but I came to OSX @ 10.1.4/5 so there isn’t experience with early versions). It’s gotta be the new opengl stuff!
Btw, try chimera .6 / OSX 10.2.3. This is the fastest browsing I’ve ever seen on any platform (osnews loads like yahoo on lynx). On the other hand though, resizing chimera’s windows is one of the exceptions I was refering to above .