Home > Mac OS X > Apple Seeds Panther build 7B68 to Testers Apple Seeds Panther build 7B68 to Testers Eugenia Loli 2003-09-13 Mac OS X 17 Comments Apple today seeded build 7B68 of Mac OS X 10.3, Panther. The update was posted to the Apple Developer Connection Web site this afternoon in three segmented disk images. The company also posted build 7B68 of the Xcode development tools. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 17 Comments 2003-09-13 9:44 pm I would realy like to know. is it free or only for people that pay for the pay membership of ADC? 2003-09-13 9:49 pm Yes, you have to be a paying member of ADC. On the other hand, if you’re willing to risk running beta software, it might be worth it just for fun. 2003-09-13 9:51 pm I hope they add more Camcorders to the iMovie support list. I have a samsung that said it was supported on OS X, then I try to import to iMovie…it does great for 10 seconds then the feed craps out, probably in software since the camera still works and I can still control it from iMovie. does anyone know of a way around this problem? I would realy hate having to buy a PCMCIA card for my laptop just to import a movie. 2003-09-13 10:03 pm or be an academic university 2003-09-13 10:19 pm That’s almost certain. Support for more devices has been included in every OS point upgrade I’ve seen. 2003-09-14 1:37 am Does anyone know when Panther will be released? I may be getting a new powerbook, and I’d like to wait until Panther is released. Has apple given a ballpark figure for the release date? Also, does anyone know anything about the new powerbooks that were announced? Thanks. 2003-09-14 2:15 am Well, we’ll know on Tues. at Apple Expo in Paris. Current buzz is updated Powerbooks for Expo; Panther release date sometime in mid to late October. 2003-09-14 2:15 am Maybe you could try to “abuse” the QuickTime broadcaster (its free and you can get it from here http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/broadcaster/). You can set it up to capture to a file on the harddisk and set the codec to DV. Maybe that way you can capture longer passages. iMovie should be able to natively handle QT movies capured with DV codec. I’ve also read that iMovie 3.0.3 has a bug, and you shouldn’t switch to any other application and leave iMovie in the foreground, or it might stop capturing. 2003-09-14 3:26 am I think I figured it out. I have a firewire CD-RW. after I turned it off, I was able to get a good stream. I assume that the CD-RW was messing witht he bandwidth (though they are pluged into diffrent ports, or the controler had trouble managing both devices at the same time. I think the latter might be the right guess. I hope the PowerBook get firewire 800 in this revamp. I am getting a new computer in about a year and want a powerbook. 2003-09-14 4:47 am the release of Panther is supposedly on Oct. 3 (10.3) get-it… 2003-09-14 5:04 am I’m using 7b59 as my full-time OS right now. The only bug I’ve experienced so far is that Expose’ doesn’t work after I wake my Powerbook from sleep. Other than that, I’d say its ready for prime time. 2003-09-14 10:17 am I am planning to buy a PowerBook as well. If the new PowerBooks are released at Apple Expo in September and Panther is only released in October, I suppose the new PowerBook will come with MacOS 10.2. Since I never had an Apple computer before I don’t know how the updates works. Can you get the update for free or do you need to pay to go from 10.2 to 10.3? 2003-09-14 10:36 am You have to pay for the 10.2 > 10.3 update. But I remember reading about a discount for those who bought a G5. Don’t know if it’s true though. The bugfixes (the last digit – 10.2.6, 10.2.6 etc) are free. Kind of like Windows Update. 2003-09-14 4:23 pm Right, it’s $129 for a major OS update (10.x). Minor updates (10.x.x) are free. Once the new OS’s release date is officially announced, and you buy a new Mac after the announcement but before that date, Apple has something called the Up-to-Date program. http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/ I imagine this will updated once Panther is released — so you’ll get Panther for free (or a modest shipping fee) if you buy a Mac in-between the announcement and Panther’s shipping date. Makes most sense, though, to wait until Tues. and make sure. ; ) 2003-09-15 3:28 pm > or be an academic university Where is there information about this? I did a quick search on Apple’s ADC site and couldn’t find anything. 2003-09-17 2:34 pm anyone have any specs re: panther specs and compatability? was thinking of picking up a cheap iBook G3, but if it won’t run panther then i’m not interested! thanks for input. tp 2003-09-19 3:41 am I’ve been running 10.3 build 7B58 on my iMac 350 and it’s snappy as hell. Totally kickass.