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Back2Bedlam
16th June 2010, 06:40 AM
http://images.macrumors.com/article/2010/06/15/162208-10.6.4_software_update.jpg

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.4, the fourth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.3 in late March.
The 10.6.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It includes Safari 5 and general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

- resolve an issue that causes the keyboard or trackpad to become unresponsive
- resolve an issue that may prevent some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from opening
- address issues copying, renaming, or deleting files on SMB file servers
- improve reliability of VPN connections
- resolve a playback issue in DVD Player when using Good Quality deinterlacing
- resolve an issue editing photos with iPhoto or Aperture in full screen view
- improve compatibility with some braille displays

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: About the Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4150).
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: Apple security updates (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222).

Just yesterday, Apple seeded Build 10F569 of Mac OS X 10.6.4 to developers.

- Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.apple.com%2Fkb%2FDL10 49&t=1276638604) (607.21 MB)
- Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update (Combo) (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.apple.com%2Fkb%2FDL10 48&t=1276638604) (887.37 MB)
- Mac OS X Server v10.6.4 Update (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.apple.com%2Fkb%2FDL10 50&t=1276638604) (615.60 MB)
- Mac OS X Server v10.6.4 Update (Combo) (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.apple.com%2Fkb%2FDL10 50&t=1276638604) (1.05 GB)

Apple also released a pair of Mac OS X 10.6.4 updates specifically for the company's new Mac mini released earlier today.

- Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update Mac mini (Mid 2010) (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.apple.com%2Fkb%2FDL10 54&t=1276638604) (403.38 MB)
- Mac OS X Server v10.6.4 Update Mac mini (Mid 2010) (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.apple.com%2Fkb%2FDL10 55&t=1276638604) (411.72 MB)

Finally, Apple released Security Update 2010-004 for users on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

- Security Update 2010-004 (Leopard-Client) (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.apple.com%2Fkb%2FDL10 52&t=1276638604) (222 MB)
- Security Update 2010-004 (Leopard-Server) (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1053) (380.29 MB)

chrism238
16th June 2010, 07:13 AM
First the new Mac Mini, and now this.
You'd have thought that a mention of these at WWDC, last week, would have added to an otherwise quite flat week.

dangelovich
16th June 2010, 07:58 AM
First the new Mac Mini, and now this.
You'd have thought that a mention of these at WWDC, last week, would have added to an otherwise quite flat week.

WWDC is about developers, not about releasing product updates. I think they're trying to maintain this focus by not throwing too much into the keynote.

chrism238
16th June 2010, 08:07 AM
WWDC is about developers, not about releasing product updates. I think they're trying to maintain this focus by not throwing too much into the keynote.

True, but given virtually no coverage of desktop software, not a mention of 10.7 on the horizon, WWDC could have thrown out a bone...

klif
16th June 2010, 08:08 AM
Thanks for the direct links.

Need to pull down the full update for multiple PC's.

dangelovich
16th June 2010, 08:31 AM
True, but given virtually no coverage of desktop software, not a mention of 10.7 on the horizon, WWDC could have thrown out a bone...

I saw this reported email from Steve Jobs:

We are focusing primarily (though not exclusively) on iPhone OS this year. Maybe next year we will focus primarily on the Mac. Just the normal cycle of things. No hidden meaning here.

I agree though... would have been nice to get a hint of what is coming. To me, it suggests they won't be making any major OS changes for a while.

The_Hawk
16th June 2010, 08:40 AM
Thanks for the direct links.

Need to pull down the full update for multiple PC's.

Yes, may thanks for the links :D

iTy
16th June 2010, 09:00 AM
Anyone installed this update yet? What are the results? Any noticeable improvements?

I've missed the silly iiNet off-peak time so I'll have to download the combo update early tomorrow morn.

conufsed
16th June 2010, 09:03 AM
IIRC Apple Updates are part of the freezone

Huy
16th June 2010, 09:04 AM
iTy just pull it from Software Update. It will be quota free for iiNet users. Do it on multiple machines and it will still be free on iiNet.

I update my MacBooks/iMacs all the time and it's quota free.

EDIT
Beaten by conufsed :)

u98925
16th June 2010, 09:07 AM
Installed and working on my Mac Pro.

Took a long time to boot after the install which is normal for me, Firefox crashed once after the re boot, apart form that everything is working fine here.

uncyherb
16th June 2010, 09:38 AM
Updates Mail to 4.3 so it breaks Growl Mail and Letterbox.

Devil rolla
16th June 2010, 09:46 AM
growl mail break again. Bah.

growlmail fix
Fixing GrowlMail in 10.6.4 (Mail 4.3) | langui.sh (http://langui.sh/2010/06/15/fixing-growlmail-in-10-6-4-mail-4-3/)

uncyherb
16th June 2010, 10:36 AM
If you're a letterbox user like me, here's a quick fix for getting it back running with Mail 4.3

For a quick fix, Quit Mail.app and then open up ~/library/mail/ and you’ll find a folder called “Bundles (disabled)”. Inside that you’ll find the “letterbox.mailbundle” package. Move it up a level and into “Bundles” [not the (disabled) one!].

Now open terminal (in utilities) and type the following:

defaults write ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/Letterbox.mailbundle/Contents/Info SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs -array-add “E71BD599-351A-42C5-9B63-EA5C47F7CE8E” defaults write ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/Letterbox.mailbundle/Contents/Info SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs -array-add “B842F7D0-4D81-4DDF-A672-129CA5B32D57″

This will update the info.plist within the bundle that Mail checks to see if the plug-in works with this particular version of Mail.

Now you’re ready to restart Mail.app with Letterbox back working fine.

tcn33
16th June 2010, 10:39 AM
^ That's awesome. Nice find :)

thorevenge
16th June 2010, 12:04 PM
IIRC Apple Updates are part of the freezone

You recall incorrectly.

Updates are NOT technically part of the freezone, but due to the delivery through Akamai they often show up as freezone traffic.

Do not rely on it to show up as freezone.

grfxninja
16th June 2010, 01:06 PM
Anybody know if this will break iTunes 9.2 Beta (required for iOS4 on the iPhone)?

bed
16th June 2010, 01:39 PM
it has not broken my 9.2 beta

uncyherb
16th June 2010, 01:58 PM
Anybody know if this will break iTunes 9.2 Beta (required for iOS4 on the iPhone)?
Like Bed, I'm not seeing any issues around iTunes 9.2 Beta. Haven't tested a build cycle with XCode yet, but I'm not hearing anything bad so I doubt there are issues.

iTy
16th June 2010, 04:27 PM
IIRC Apple Updates are part of the freezone


@conufsed and @huy

Thanks for the info guys. I don't really know what is in the Freezone. It seems to change. Maybe its because I'm on NDSL.

Eg. movie trailers on Apple. I've always thought they were free but alas, they are not. Apps aren't free either <- though this confuses me as I thought that the apps were hosted by Apple.

Anyway, I was going to download the combo so that I could also give it to a couple of friends.

KlaasVisser
16th June 2010, 08:57 PM
About the Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4150)


Fixes and improvements for Aperture 3

adds tethered shooting support for additional digital camera models

Woo-hoo! - can tether my 450D now :)

yinyang
16th June 2010, 09:15 PM
If you're a letterbox user like me, here's a quick fix for getting it back running with Mail 4.3....


Or you can get the new 10.6.4 compatible beta from here...

aaron.harnly.net letterbox (http://harnly.net/software/letterbox/)

I did try your method but it wasn't working, but thanks anyway :)

The Fluffy Duck
16th June 2010, 10:43 PM
I wonder if they updated any of the graphics drivers like they were discussing?

Apoptosis
16th June 2010, 11:12 PM
I wonder if they updated any of the graphics drivers like they were discussing?

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing! That ALWAYS was listed throughout the beta but not on the release notes for the final :/

yinyang
16th June 2010, 11:37 PM
Just out of interest - is anyone else having problems reading previously burnt DVD+R discs via internal Superdrives (MBP with HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N) since installing 10.6.4.

Trying to read some old Aperture Projects that I'd burnt to DVDs, but can't read ANY DVD+R discs (it seems)...! Luckily using an external DVD drive is okay, but I find this rather odd that I can read DVD-R, but not +R.

Thanks

DIESELBOY
17th June 2010, 12:05 AM
I just installed the Mac OS X 10.6.4 just now. Will try to check if theres any unusual behavior...

KlaasVisser
17th June 2010, 06:06 AM
No problem reading DVD+R discs here (they're all I use).

MBP 13" 2010 model with HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS23N

yinyang
17th June 2010, 06:54 AM
No problem reading DVD+R discs here (they're all I use).

MBP 13" 2010 model with HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS23N

Thanks for checking - will have to do some more investigating....! :(

~Coxy
17th June 2010, 10:28 AM
Your internal DVD drive is most likely on the way out.

coranda
17th June 2010, 03:57 PM
Anybody know if this will break iTunes 9.2 Beta (required for iOS4 on the iPhone)?

iTunes 9.2 has been released. Do a software update after you install 10.6.4.

twombles_62
20th June 2010, 12:27 PM
So my update is upwards of 900MB, because I'm on 10.6.2. What's with that? It's bigger than the combo.

JimWOz
20th June 2010, 01:15 PM
Confirming that the 10.6.3 Samba File Copying Error (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/11/83100-10-6-3-smb-file-copying-error-fix.html) has been fixed with the release of 10.6.4, as per the Apple release notes. :thumbup:

It is safe to remove "unix extensions = no" from the server smb.conf file now.