OS X 10.6.8 Update Soon?

With Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, and Motion announced this morning, a new support document states that upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6.8 is highly recommend for users running any of the new software. Mac OS X 10.6.8 isn’t publicly available, although it has been released to developers for testing.

Updating to Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later is strongly recommended when using Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, or Compressor 4.

Even though the support document states that upgrading to 10.6.8 is highly recommended it works fine in 10.6.7.

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.5 Update


The next maintenance update to Mac OS X Snow Leopard is here after a very long wait. Around 5 months to be exact. You can expect the usual bug fixes, speed increases and general tidying up in this update alongside some big improvements with the reliability of Microsoft's Exchange servers, image processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture and this update addresses stability and performance of graphics applications and games. The update is available now within Software Update

Full changelog below:

General fixes and improvements

Improves reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers.
Addresses performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture.
Addresses stability and performance of graphics applications and games.
Resolves a delay between print jobs.
Addresses a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme.
Resolves an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal.
Addresses an issue in which dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide.
Resolves an issue in which Wikipedia information may not display correctly in Dictionary.
Improves performance of MainStage on certain Macs.
Resolves spacing issues with OpenType fonts.
Improves reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays.
Resolves a VoiceOver issue when browsing some websites with Safari 5.
Improves Bluetooth pairing with Magic Trackpad.
Resolves performance issues with third-party displays that use InstaPort technology.
Add SSL support for transferring files with iDisk.
Resolves an issue when opening 4-up Photo Booth pictures in Preview.
Addresses keyboard responsiveness issues in the Dock when Spaces is turned on.
Resolves an issue syncing Address Book with Google.
Fixes an issue when replying to a Mail message sent by a person whose name contains certain characters such as é or ü.
Improves performance for users bound to an Active Directory domain.
Improves reliability of Ethernet connections.
Systems with a Mac Pro RAID Card (Early 2009) installed can now be put to sleep. For more information, see Mac Pro RAID Card (Early 2009): Enabling system sleep.
Improves reliability of fibre channel connections, resolving a potential Xsan volume availability issue.
Adds RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.
Security improvements; for information about the security content of this update, please visit this article.
Additional Information
This update also includes the improvements found in the Mac OS X v10.6.1, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, and 10.6.4 updates.

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