10.6.3 Update: Apple testing font issues in latest private beta

The impending release of the update to Apple's Mac OS X operating system is steadily getting closer. With developer builds being released at an increasingly shorter rate, here is a preview of some things to expect based on the latest build.

In the latest private beta for Mac OS X 10.6.3, Apple has asked developers to focus on compatibility and stability with fonts. Many of our readers will recall ongoing font issues with Snow Leopard, outlined in this article from late September. Fonts have continued to provide issues in the 10.6.2, detailed in this article as well. For those of you hoping these issues would be addressed with an OS update, you may be getting your wish. Read past the break for more information about the impending release of Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard.

Update One:
Apple has released the newest developer build of Mac OS X 10.6.3 and according to AppleInsider there are no known issues with the software--a diagnosis that ultimately suggests the release of the official Mac OS X 10.6.3 update is imminent. As reported last week, 10.6.3 seems to be focused primarily on security and performance issues of the OS. The summary of a previous developer build (10D558) follows the break. Original article:
The impending release of the update to Apple's Mac OS X operating system is steadily getting closer. With developer builds being released at an increasingly shorter rate, here is a preview of some things to expect based on the latest build. iPhoneinCanada (along with several others around the Web) is reporting details of the latest developer build of Apple's Mac OS X 10.6.3 (10D558). The focus areas from this build, as reported by iPhoneinCanada, include:

  • Performance improvements for 64-bit Logic
  • Addresses compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications
  • Includes changes to QuickTime X that increase reliability and enhance security
  • Improves printing reliability and compatibility with 3rd party printers
  • Addresses issues that cause background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail
  • Issues that caused machines using BTMM and Bonjour Sleep Proxy to wake unexpectedly
  • Issues with recurring events in iCal when connected to Exchange servers
As the release date of Mac OS X 10.6.3 draws closer, look for articles from MacFixIt about some best practices for updating your Mac, as well as detailed breakdowns of the official update and any issues users may have afterward.


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