Mac OS X 10.6.7 build 10J868 update seeded to developers


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Apple have made another test update of Mac OS X 10.6.7, better known as "Snow Leopard", available to developers late last night. The build carries the numbering "10J868"; and according to 9to5Mac, Apple is saying the build has "no known issues" but is asking developers to focus on Safari, the Mac App Store, AirPort, Bonjour, SMB, and Graphics Drivers. Apple has yet to confirm a release date for the update.

Mac OS X 10.6.7 will focus on some key areas of their operating system features, including better AirPlay support, Bonjour service, improved Windows file sharing (SMB), and improved graphics drivers. No word on if v10.6.7 patches the Mac App Store vulnerability that allows anyone to download and play games on their computer. The simple exploit became widespread just hours after Apple released v10.6.6.

The Mac App Store follows the highly successful App Store on the iOS platform, which allows mobile users to download and use apps and games on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The Mac App Store launched for the Mac OS X platform in January, which now gives desktop users the ability to play games and quickly find applications.

The next big update for Mac OS X is said to be a free upgrade for users. This update weighs in a 992.9 MB for the full disk image and 338.6 MB for the update.

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Minh Nguyen said,
i dont give a damn about snow leopard. Apple!!! I need LION out of the cage as quick as possible!!!

Yeah, but until then...

is it me or did Apple hijack the Bonjour Service term? As its been around on Windows from at least windows XP.

according to wikipedia Bonjour was released for windows in 2010 considering i havent used windows XP since Vista, im quite sure thats false/incorrect info.

WTF are you on about? Apple hijacked what? The Wikipedia article you quote starts with "In computing, Bonjour is Apple Inc.'s trade name for (...)". That should have tipped you off that Bonjour is Apple software. It doesn't come with Windows, it's installed with iTunes.

Also, that same article says Bonjour 2.0 for Windows was released in 2010.

The Mac App Store launched for the Mac OS X platform just two weeks ago, which now gives desktop users the ability to play games and quickly find applications.

Pretty sure I've been using the MAS since January

The next big update for Mac OS X is said to be a free upgrade for users.

And I'm pretty sure all 10.x.x updates are free...

what said,

Pretty sure I've been using the MAS since January .

lol they should at least proof read if they are going to copy and paste

I can't wait to see what SMB improvements 10.6.7 brings, i use windows network access daily and it's slowww

Fixed, it's common practice to reuse certain parts of (our own) articles if it relates to the same thing But yeah I should have proofed it better!

Neobond said,
Fixed, it's common practice to reuse certain parts of (our own) articles if it relates to the same thing But yeah I should have proofed it better!

Then why does it still say "The next big update for Mac OS X is said to be a free upgrade for users."? It makes no sense since all 10.x.x updates are free and always have been.