Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.4
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 5:22 PM EST
Posted by: Glenn
Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.5.4 Update via its Software Update utility and on the Web. According to the company, the 10.5.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. New features and improvements include the following:
Recent Apple security updates.
Resolves an issue with saving and reopening Adobe Creative Suite 3 files on a remote server.
Includes additional RAW image support for several cameras.
Addresses an issue that may result in a partially installed X11 application.
Improves L2TP VPN client reliability.
Addresses AirPort reliability issues with 5GHz networks.
Addresses AirPort issues that may result in slower performance in Logic Studio or MainStage.
Improves overall iCal reliability for meeting requests, cancellation notices, delegation, and syncing with iPhone.
Resolves an issue that prevents deleting an iCal event without notifying the creator.
Addresses an issue in which events in all calendars affect availability. A checkbox now enables informationponly calendars to be transparent from free/busy lookups.
Resolves a UI issue preventing delegated calendars from showing up as a separate window.
Addresses an issue with copying and pasting attendees from one event to another.
Resolves an issue in which iCal may not delete events after a specified time interval, even when set to do so in iCal preferences.
Addresses an issue in which To Dos cannot be marked private.
Addresses a potential performance issue when loading secure web pages.
Resolves issues that may be encountered when accessing secure web pages with client certificates that reside on a smart card.
Spaces and Exposé
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.
Fixes an issue in which dragging an application from the list of application assignments in Spaces System Preferences does not assign the application to the desired space.
Resolves an Exposé issue that may result in only a subset of windows being shown.
The Mac OS X 10.5.4 Update weighs in at 88MB, and requires Mac OS X 10.5.3 or later. A Combo update is also available here.
[Update 1:] Apple also released Security Update 2008-004 (PPC) for users running Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5 - 10.5.3.
[Update 2:] The updates keep coming. Apple just released Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station (802.11n) Firmware 7.3.2. According to the company, this update includes bug fixes. It requires AirPort Utility 5.3.1 or later.
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