Mac OS X 10.5.7 Now Available

/ 12 May 2009

Earlier this afternoon Apple decided to send its users the next iteration of Mac OS X, version 10.5.7. The update has been a long time coming and so is greatly welcomed in its publicly available state. The update includes a huge number of fixes including the following general fixes: Additional RAW Camera support; Improvements to performance of video playback and cursor movements for recent Macs with NVIDIA graphics; Resolves an issue with Dvorak keyboard layout in Mac OS X 10.5.6; Improves the reliability and accuracy of Unit Converter, Stocks, Weather and Movies Dashboard widgets; Addresses a situation that may cause issues when logging into Gmail; Improves reliability when syncing contacts with Yahoo!; Expansion Slot Utility for Mac Pro now reports the correct PCIe slot configuration; Improves network performance when connected to certain Ethernet switches that have Flow Control enabled; Improves stability for network home directories hosted by Mac OS X Server v10.4; Improves Finder search results for network volumes that may not support Spotlight searching, such as Mac OS X Server v10.4, Time Capsule, and third-party AFP servers. Mail has the following fixes: Addresses reliability and sync issues with Notes (for iPhone OS 3.0?); Addresses an issue that may cause the BCC field to populate incorrectly when redirecting a message from the Sent mailbox. The following improvements have been made to iCal: Improves overall reliability with CalDav; Improves reliability when automatically syncing with MobileMe. The Parental Controls mechanism received these fixes: Improves consistency with Parental Controls and application restrictions; Addresses an issue in which time limits may not work properly with full-screen games and Fast User Switching. The Printing services in OS X got these fixes: Resolves an issue that may cause certain third-party printers to print to the incorrect paper tray; Non-admin user accounts can now be allowed to add and remove printers by enabling Parental Controls and selecting “Can administer printers”; Includes other printing reliability and stability improvements. That about covers what Apple tells us the update includes. The update is a 442 MB download and obviously requires a reboot to install. Enjoy, Alex.