Mac OS X 10.5.2 Gets Even Larger!

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LeopardMacScoop appears to have gotten their hands on release notes for the latest OS X 10.5 build released to developers during Macworld. In an update to their article, MacScoop announced potentially the most exciting bits of information about 10.5.2: it adds support for sharing your optical drive with another computer a la the MacBook Air. Interestingly, the way it was worded, it sounds like it will work with any computer, so if one of your computers has a broken optical drive, perhaps this is good news for you. The other big feature of 10.5.2 according to MacScoop is to use a networked volume with Time Machine. This was a feature that was in the developer builds but was withdrawn for the final release. This means that you don’t have to run out and buy Time Capsule if you already have an external drive and an Airport Extreme Base Station.

MacScoop says that 10.5.2 build 9C16 fixes elements of many applications.

Active Directory/Directory Services, AirPort, AppKit, Application, Firewall, Audio, Automator, Back To My Mac, Chinese Input Methods, CoreData, CoreFoundation, Dashboard Widgets, Data Detectors, Directory Services, Dock, Finder, Foundation, Grammar Checking, Graphics Drivers, High Level Toolbox, iCal, iChat, iDisk, Keyboard Layouts, Mail, Networking, Parental Controls, Podcast Producer, Printing/CUPS, Quick Look, Rosetta, Safari, SMB, Spotlight, SQLite, Terminal, Time Machine, X11.

All in all, over 40 apps and 100 bugs have been addressed. The consequence of this, however, is a record 400 MB file, which may only grow before release.

There are only 2 known issues, relating to Application default locations and PDF scrolling, so this means that we will likely have the Software Update icon bouncing in our docks very soon.

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  • Duncan

    Got it today! I love the interface improvements, but my time machine no longer works with the remote backup hack.

  • Adam

    You got 10.5.2 today? Or Leopard?