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Mac OS X 10.2.4 Released

Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Feb 13, 2003 3:16 pm

The scoop:

What's new in this version:


Enhancements delivered with this update include:

Digital Hub and Audio Enhancements

  • Further improves an enhancement introduced with Mac OS X 10.2.3, in which files and folders specific to Mac OS file systems are no longer copied to the disc when burning a CD.
  • Improves audio quality for FireWire audio devices.
  • Enhances support for mLAN devices.
  • Adds support for LaCie d2 48x12x48x disc burners.
  • Improves the way voice-activated applications work in Classic.
  • Addresses an issue in which audio may not be sampled when using some Mac OS 9 audio applications in the Classic environment.

Printing Enhancements

  • The Paper Size pop-up menu in the Page Setup dialog now has submenus if the selected printer has several margin settings for a paper size.
  • Includes software for Brother printers that support Rendezvous.
  • Addresses a potential security issues with the CUPS printing software; for more information see
  • The Shared Printers list now appears by default in the "Format for:" pop-up menu in Page Setup dialog boxes.

Networking, Modem, and Internet-Related Enhancements

  • You may enable or disable the ability to log into AFP servers using an Admin user password.
  • Allows for use of a hardware Ethernet address with the ifconfig command in Terminal.
  • Improves results when copying large files (4 GB or larger) to a Windows File Sharing (SMB) server.
  • Addresses an issue in which connecting to an AFP or other server could cause a Finder window to open displaying the contents of the Volumes directory, instead of the target volume.
  • Addresses an issue in which the web browser selection could unexpectedly change to a different browser after updating your browser of choice.
  • Addresses a potential kernel panic situation when receiving a phone call on the same line that connects a DSL modem to the Internet.
  • Includes sendmail version 8.12.6; for more information see
  • Dialing with the modem sound turned on now produces sound on a portable computer.
  • Rendezvous-enabled computers that have Personal Web Sharing turned on appear in the Safari Rendezvous bookmark collection.

Address Book and Mail Enhancements

  • Addresses a situation in which an application making use of Address Book could unexpectedly quit when certain text is deleted from the Show People search box.
  • For German-localized: addresses an issue in which sent messages in Mail may be deleted even if the "Delete sent mail when" preference setting is Never, except for sent messages transferred to a different mailbox.
  • Address Book remains open after closing all of its windows.
  • Address Book edit mode now includes an Undo feature.
  • Resolves an issue that could occur when quitting Address Book after creating a new group.
  • Improves Address Book formatting for Irish and Japanese addresses.

Finder Enhancements

  • Addresses an issue which could occur when dropping items near the far left or top of the desktop in which existing item icons are "pushed away" from the dropped items.
  • Resolves a situation in which the Finder could become temporarily unresponsive after closing a Get Info window.
  • Improves behavior when pasting a custom icon over an existing custom icon..
  • Dragging an alias from the preview column to the Trash no longer deletes the original item.
  • Improves wording in the progress indicator window when copying a large file to an iDisk or WebDAV volume ("5 seconds remaining" could previously for much longer than five seconds).

Other Enhancements

  • The Traditional Chinese Input Method now includes Hanin; using Hanin with either Zhuyinfuhao or Pinyin results in significantly more accurate typing.
  • Reduces issues that could be caused by a damaged font within the Fonts folder of the System Folder used by the Classic environment, even if Classic is not running.
  • Sherlock now allows for typed selection of search results.
  • Addresses an issue which could lead to a kernel panic when logging out.
  • Addresses some situations in which Apple System Profiler 3.0 may unexpectedly quit.
  • Addresses an issue in which the computer may not sleep when idle after disconnecting a FireWire or USB device.
  • Select several items in a dialog list by Shift-clicking now works better in some Mac OS X (Carbon) applications.
  • Turning on Folder Actions no longer results in increasing amounts of disk space being used.
  • The Classic environment no longer draws the Mac OS 9 desktop picture on both monitors if you are using Display preferences to arrange your displays while Classic is starting.
  • Addresses an issue in which the Classic environment could unexpectedly stop on a portable computer while the computer is in sleep mode and certain USB devices are attached.
  • Resolves an issue in which System Preferences could unexpectedly quit if the Speech preference pane was open, Speakable Items was on, and sound was detected by the microphone.
  • Improves compatibility with Firaxis Civilization III when the application's "Quartz text rendering" option is enabled.
  • The computer will now sleep as expected if certain Ethernet cards are installed but the network port configuration is disabled in Network preferences.
  • Addresses an issue with Disk Utility (10.3 v88.11), which could result in some disk repair utilities inaccurately finding issues with the "HFS wrapper" of a newly-formatted disk; the issue would not cause data loss.
  • For Swedish-localized, addresses an issue in which some advanced calculator conversions could result in zero.

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Unread postby Shtoink » Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:06 pm

That's cool that they make it a free update...

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