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#1 ozzy

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:42 PM

Well, I just saw that 10.4.8 was released.  I didn't see any mention of the multi-threaded OpenGL in the release notes, but that doesn't mean it's not there.

[Edit - Ozzy beat Lord Brixton by 38 minutes but put his post in the wrong forum.  I merged the two and moved it to the correct forum - tBC]

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 01:20 PM

Nothing obviously good or bad yet. Your comments?

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 01:49 PM

Just updated. No apparent problems so far. Mail seems a bit snappier, but that may just be my imagination.
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Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:00 PM

Before someone asks, here is what is new:

This update offers many improvements, including the following, which apply to both Intel- and Power-PC-based Macs unless otherwise noted:

Printing

Adds support for CDSASSL (Common Data Security Architecture Secure Sockets Layer) printer connections.
Addresses an issue for Mac OS X 10.4.7 in which some documents containing some Chinese or Korean language characters might not print as expected.
Finder and Apple applications

Resolves an issue in which a Finder alert message with the buttons "Initialize", "Ignore", and "Eject" might not appear after connecting a partitioned FireWire hard drive.
Addresses a potential issue in which Preview may unexpectedly quit.
Improves reliability of iTunes syncing with certain iPod models.
Networking and modem

Resolves performance issues that could occur when connecting to a Comcast network.
Improves security by adding support for EAP-FAST for AirPort wireless authentication.
Improves Express Card behavior for portable Intel-based Macs.
Improves reliability for connections made in Ireland with an external Apple USB Modem.
Improves connection reliability for external Apple USB Modems when resuming an Internet connection after answering an incoming call.
A computer restart is no longer needed to restart nfsd.
Improves Apple File Sharing client performance by changing the default AFP WAN quantum size.. More...
Windows File Sharing now generates only one process, avoiding an issue that could cause a Mac OS X computer to become unresponsive if it won a master browser election.
Improves reliability when faxing in France or Belgium via an external Apple USB Modem.
Third-party

Resolves an issue for Microsoft Word in which Word might stop responding when saving a file that uses certain OpenType fonts.
Adds RAW image decoding support for these cameras: Sony DSLR-A100, Nikon D2Xs, Fuji FinePix S2 Pro, Fuji FinePix S3 Pro (+Highlights) and Konica Minolta 7.
Resolves an issue in which thumbnails may appear blank when importing RAW images from a Canon 30D camera.
Resolves an issue for Microsoft PowerPoint in which the display resolution might not change as expected after switching from a PowerPoint presentation to a different application via Command-Tab.
Improves compatibility for Canon EOS Utility software after connecting a Canon EOS Kiss Digital camera to a PowerPC-based Mac.
Improves compatibility for the TV Tracker 2 Dashboard widget.
Other

Includes recent Apple security updates.
Improves the accuracy of Rosetta numerics and addresses Altivec translation issues on Intel-based Macs.
ColorSync matching no longer fails when using a V4 ICC profile in an application opened with Rosetta on an Intel-based Mac.
Addresses an issue in which some USB devices connected to a PCI card may not be recognized after starting up or waking the computer.
Resolves an issue in which external USB-based video cameras may not be available after quitting the application that is using it.
Reduces time needed to transfer data from a USB-based image scanner.
Improves responsiveness of the Translation Dashboard widget.
Addresses an issue in which text typed with the Hangul input method may not be visible while the Caps Lock key is active, on PowerPC-based Macs.
Adds support on Intel-based Macs for multiple cores to LAPACK and BLAS routines in the Accelerate framework; the maximum number of threads used by Accelerate BLAS routines is now limited by the environment variable VECLIB_MAXIMUM_THREADS; addresses an issue with some complex BLAS routines in the Accelerate framework that were encountering an illegal instruction.
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Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:24 PM

no sight of MultiThreaded OpenGL... so it looks like Feral have waited for nothing.
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Posted 29 September 2006 - 04:47 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on September 29th 2006, 01:00 PM, said:

Resolves performance issues that could occur when connecting to a Comcast network.

thank god! i was having a lot of issues with that.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:20 PM

View PostLemon Lime, on September 29th 2006, 03:47 PM, said:

View Postthe Battle Cat, on September 29th 2006, 01:00 PM, said:

Resolves performance issues that could occur when connecting to a Comcast network.
thank god! i was having a lot of issues with that.
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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:46 PM

I installed this update and my 2GHz MacBook Pro which normally idles at 1.5/1.67GHz and temps of 45/50F shot up to 2GHz at all times with temps as high as 65F--and mindful readers of this board would know that I performed the thermal paste fix on the unit months ago.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:39 PM

didn't tuncer say that multi threaded open GL was coming in 10.5?

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:45 PM

View PostLemon Lime, on September 30th 2006, 06:39 AM, said:

didn't tuncer say that multi threaded open GL was coming in 10.5?
At least, that was the state of knowledge some time. Later the rumor was, that it might also be included in a MacOS X 10.4.x patch.

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 05:49 AM

View PostJanichsan, on September 30th 2006, 12:45 AM, said:

At least, that was the state of knowledge some time. Later the rumor was, that it might also be included in a MacOS X 10.4.x patch.
That's because it IS included on the 10.4.7 builds that come with the Mac Pro towers. Why not migrate the development to the rest of the Mac family? Dunno. :huh:
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 07:43 PM

View Postehuelga, on September 30th 2006, 09:49 PM, said:

That's because it IS included on the 10.4.7 builds that come with the Mac Pro towers. Why not migrate the development to the rest of the Mac family?
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 10:05 AM

My MBP does feel a bit hotter :blink:

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 03:09 PM

View PostTomatocow, on October 1st 2006, 09:05 AM, said:

My MBP does feel a bit hotter :blink:

you think your macbook PRO is hot? check this out:

http://flickr.com/ph...hara/249708889/

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:17 PM

That specific problem was fixed by a firmware update months ago.
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 06:09 PM

View PostQuicksilver, on October 1st 2006, 04:17 PM, said:

That specific problem was fixed by a firmware update months ago.
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 07:17 PM

Apple Support said:

Important: Please read before installing.

After installing the delta version of this update on an Intel-based Mac, the computer will restart two times--the first restart after installing this update may take several minutes; please allow it to complete.
God I wish I had read that before installing. That gave me the creaps. I've done that before, but I was warned last time.

I haven't had much time to didle with ith, but by the looks of things this has much better memory management.
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 07:38 PM

Double and triple restarting is intentional, and has been used on numerous OS X point updates.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:34 AM

i found a few days ago that enabling front row 1.3 on my Cube (and, i imagine, on any other unsupported machine) broke the boot up process. It was very annoying and slightly frustrating, but I managed to fix it buy replacing the two bezel files via another persons mac (see AndrewEscobar.com)...

i miss front row :(
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:16 AM

Wasn't there a nice freeware alternative - that even incorporated EyeTV directly?

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