Mac OS X 10.5.4 Released

/ 30 June 2008

Just within the hour Apple has released the next point release of Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.4). This update supposedly adds support for MobileMe, but I haven’t seen any GUI elements that hint at that yet (but the .Mac prefpane was updated during the installation). Here are some snippets from Apple’s official release notes that stand out for me…

Addresses AirPort reliability issues with 5GHz networks. Addresses an issue that may result in a partially installed X11 application. Includes additional RAW image support for several cameras. Resolves an issue with saving and reopening Adobe Creative Suite 3 files on a remote server. Addresses an issue in which switching from a space with a Finder window keeps the Finder as the active application instead of the application residing in the destination space.

Unlike with most restart-required updates, I’ve already installed 10.5.4 in the leading-up time until I go to an Apple Genius Bar for a crack in the palmrest, Airport issues (that I may have just installed the fix for), and a sound problem. I do, however, strongly urge you to not install this update until it is clear that it is all fine (or at least backup before installing it). Enjoy, Alex.