Mac OS 10.5.8 was released today…. 

With it comes the following fixes and features:

  • Upgrades Safari to version 4.0.2.
  • Improves the accuracy of full history search in Safari 4.
  • Resolves an issue in which certain resolutions might not appear in the Display pane in System Preferences.
  • Dragging an Aperture image into Automator now invokes an Aperture action instead of incorrectly invoking an iPhoto action.
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent importing of large photo and movie files from digital cameras.
  • Improves overall Bluetooth reliability with external devices, USB webcams and printers.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause extended startup times.
  • Improves iCal reliability with MobileMe Sync and CalDav.
  • Addresses data reliability issues with iDisk and MobileMe.
  • Improves overall reliability with AFP.
  • Improves overall reliability with Managed Client.
  • Improves compatibility and reliability for joining AirPort networks.
  • Improves Sync Service reliability.
  • Includes additional RAW image support for several third-party cameras.
  • Improves compatibility with some external USB hard drives.
  • Includes latest security fixes.


Also, Mac OSX Server was released, bringing with it the following fixes/features:

AFP Server

  • Fixes an issue that could cause the AppleFileServer process to keep the server’s processor busy even when no users are connected.

AFP Client

  • Fixes an issue that could cause an AFP client to indefinitely repeat unsuccessful attempts to reconnect to an AFP server after waking from sleep.

Managed Client

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent managed users from logging in on a PowerPC-based Mac after installing the Mac OS X v10.5.7 Update.
  • Improves reliability of synchronizing files from a portable home directory to a network home hosted on an SMB server.
  • Login Items stored in a user’s network home directory will now run properly at login.
  • Simultaneous login is now correctly disallowed if the "Allow simultaneous login" setting is unchecked.

Server Admin

  • Fixes an issue that could cause Server Admin to stop responding when propagating permissions.
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for Macs introduced in June 2009.

System Image Utility

  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for Macs introduced in June 2009.

Addtional improvements

  • Improves Mac OS X Server security. For more information about the security content of Mac OS X Server v10.5.8 see this article.
  • Mac OS X Server v10.5.8 also includes all other improvements delivered in the client Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update.


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