Apple Seeds New Mac OS X 10.6.4 Build 10F46

Today Apple seeded the second build of OS X 10.6.4, build 10F46. The current build comes just over one week since the last OS X build, 10F37.

According to reports, the current build focuses on Graphics Drivers, SMB, VPN, USB, and VoiceOver.

The build further includes the following updates and enhancements:

  • Resolves issues with copying, renaming, or deleting files on an SMB mounted volume
  • Resolves pairing issues with Apple remotes
  • Resolves issues with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS3
  • Resolves issues playing in Good Quality mode of DVD Player
  • Addresses compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications
  • Resolves 3D animation, drop frame, or frame lock issues
  • Addresses drawing issues when editing iPhoto in full screen mode
  • Resolves erratic trackpad or keyboard issues with USB
  • Addressees a Parental Controls issue where users are locked out at designated times by the admin user
  • Improvements to the reliability of speech and braille in the VoiceOver Utility

There was also one Known Issue identified as:

  • An incompatible software error message regarding the HelveticaNeue.dfont

At the end of March 2010, Apple officially released the public version of Mac OS X 10.6.3. At the time, 10.6.3 marked the third main revision to the Mac operating system, Snow Leopard.

It is unknown at this time how long the current build period will last, but if the last period is any indication, the 10.6.4 period could take us into the early summer of 2010.

Mac OS X 10.6.4 will mark the fourth main revision to the latest Apple operating system, Snow Leopard.

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  • nosnoop

    Maybe it's just me, but I am a bit puzzled by all these Mac OSX “news”. Why is this of relevance to iPhone users? There are probably more PC iPhone users than Mac iPhone users. Even though Mac is used iPhone app development, a minor OSX update hardly has any direct impact on iPhone SDK.

    OTOH, there are some very news worthy items which are ignored, such as the rumored antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice regarding restrictions of iPhone apps developed by 3rd party programs. This is of interest to both iPhone developers and users.

    And the title always grabs my attentions because of Appleseed, the anime…. :)

  • nosnoop

    Maybe it's just me, but I am a bit puzzled by all these Mac OSX “news”. Why is this of relevance to iPhone users? There are probably more PC iPhone users than Mac iPhone users. Even though Mac is used iPhone app development, a minor OSX update hardly has any direct impact on iPhone SDK.

    OTOH, there are some very news worthy items which are ignored, such as the rumored antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice regarding restrictions of iPhone apps developed by 3rd party programs. This is of interest to both iPhone developers and users.

    And the title always grabs my attentions because of Appleseed, the anime…. :)

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