Apple releases Leopard 10.5.4 update

Apple late Monday releases another update to its Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system. The update includes a raft of security and performance tweaks for iCal, Airport and more.

Apple late Monday releases another update to its Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system. The 10.5.4 update includes a raft of security and performance tweaks for iCal, Airport and more.

The correct syncing between Macs hosts and iPhones is important to Cupertino and this update targets several issues with iCal. The technical note about the update said that the update boosts reliability around meeting request and cancellation notification and then syncing with an iPhone. It also prevents someone deleting an iCal event without notifying its creator.

Here are some more of the goodness in the 10.5.4 update:

General •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.

AirPort •Addresses AirPort reliability issues with 5GHz networks. •Addresses AirPort issues that may result in slower performance in Logic Studio or MainStage.

iCal •Addresses an issue in which events in all calendars affect availability. •A checkbox now enables information-only 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.

Safari •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.

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