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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.

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 10.0.32.18

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end users will see this update, but given the seriousness (not to mention boneheadedness) of shipping the OS with an out-of-date vulnerable Flash plugin, I don't think it will be long.

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