Six days in and first Snow Leopard update seeded to devs

Snow Leopard is only six days old but an update is already in the pipeline.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

Snow Leopard is only six days old but an update is already in the pipeline.

Word has it that a private pool of developers have already been seeded with the 10.6.1 update (build 10B503) which contains numerous stability and security fixes:

  • compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
  • an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
  • some printer compatibility drivers not appearing properly in the add printer browser
  • an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
  • instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work
  • an issue where pressing cmd-opt-t in Mail brings up the special characters menu instead of moving a message
  • Motion 4 becoming unresponsive
  • Network Diagnostics now offers to remove manually-entered DNS values for DHCP configurations
  • Software Update for printer drivers of Bonjour/USB printers
  • HICocoaView double-redraw during live resize
  • Bluetooth connection to nearby printers on startup
  • libdispatch object use after deallocation
  • Sending of messages with Mail where the SMTP server response has no text
  • Upgraded email accounts and SMTP servers that require authentication on port 587 but not port 25
  • Printer custom keywords added/edited by auto setup tool are now migrated after software update
  • Generic drivers are now visible in printer driver list
  • WWAN devices that use the AppleWWANSupport2 component
  • Updated to Flash

No word on when end users will see this update, but given the seriousness (not to mention boneheadedness) of shipping the OS with an out-of-date vulnerable Flash plugin, I don't think it will be long.

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