OS X 10.6.1 update already in the works by Apple – Here’s what’s coming

OS X 10.6 hasn’t been the best of operating system updates from Apple. No wonder it’s priced at $30. More often than not, it has application incompatibility and driver related issues meaning it has broken a lot of stuff. Developers will need to work to get these issues solved now even though everything worked fine with Leopard. But Apple will be addressing some compatibility, stability and security issues that with the 10.6.1 update.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1 The first 10.6.1 update (build 10B503) has already been seeded to developers by Apple which has the following stability and security fixes listed in the change log:

  • compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
  • an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
  • some printer compatibility drivers not appearing properly in the add printer browser
  • an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
  • instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work
  • an issue where pressing cmd-opt-t in Mail brings up the special characters menu instead of moving a message
  • Motion 4 becoming unresponsive
  • Network Diagnostics now offers to remove manually-entered DNS values for DHCP configurations
  • Software Update for printer drivers of Bonjour/USB printers
  • HICocoaView double-redraw during live resize
  • Bluetooth connection to nearby printers on startup
  • libdispatch object use after deallocation
  • Sending of messages with Mail where the SMTP server response has no text
  • Upgraded email accounts and SMTP servers that require authentication on port 587 but not port 25
  • Printer custom keywords added/edited by auto setup tool are now migrated after software update
  • Generic drivers are now visible in printer driver list
  • WWAN devices that use the AppleWWANSupport2 component
  • Updated to Flash

No word on when this update will be pushed to users. A lot of users are waiting for the first update to be released to move to Snow Leopard so they can enjoy a better and problem free experience than the early adapters.

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