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Mac OS X 10.2.2 Update Available

pudge posted more than 11 years ago | from the it-fixes-all-of-your-problems-yes-even-those dept.

OS X 518

Fork420 writes "Apple has released the 10.2.2 update. According to Apple: The 10.2.2 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications and technologies: Address Book, iChat, IP Firewall, Mail, Print Center, Rendezvous, Sherlock and Windows file service discovery. The update also includes the updated services previously delivered in Security Update 2002-09-20. For detailed information on this Update, please visit http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n107140 (when this story was posted, this link was not yet working) Enjoy..."

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Any differences? (-1, Flamebait)

bluefusion (618008) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646033)

Can anyone see any difference here?

Damn, ya beat me to the post :D

Re:Any differences? (-1)

cut-N-paste Troll (584533) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646049)

Shut fuck up you lame-assed fucking fucker.

Journaling File System (5, Informative)

RobRancho (569680) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646035)

is included too! :)

Re:Journaling File System (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646054)

Mac gets what linux has had for two years!

And the Mac users get to pay for it, too...

Sheesh. Some people should just go back to RedHat. It's "pretty" enough, now.

Re:Journaling File System (-1, Flamebait)

claude_juan (582361) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646151)

ahh, but your forget, mac osx is superior to your linux. hehe.

TOO EASY DRILL SERGEANT!

Re:Journaling File System (4, Insightful)

xenocyst (618913) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646104)

But, "Provides a foundation for the journalling filesystem (JFS), which may currently be enabled via Disk Utility on Mac OS X Server systems." doesn't exactly seem like support for JFS, more of an experimental thing? It does specfically say "OS X Server", and "foundation" after all. =p

One Problem: (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646121)

Journalling will be great. especially on the disk servers with 480GB worth of storage. But what the Xserves are missing is raid 5. I was pretty upset when I discovered that they only came with raid1 and raid0.

the missing raid mode is worse than it seems. The mac xserves come with 4 big IDE disks. If you want to you want the Xserve to play nice in a unix environment then its a good idea to format the disks UFS. (you dont have to, NFS works fine with HFS+, but you risk screwing yourself with the file name case insensitivity of the mac. A rare event since most people dont have important files that differ in name only in their case but it's lurking.

But wait! you cant format the whole thing UFS becausesome of the mac apps break unless they are on HFS+. So this means you need to format atleast one of the disks HFS for the OS and apps. that leaves three disks. But in RAID 1, you cant use an odd number of disks. So that leaves two disks for raid 1 UFS.

Thus the best you can do is 120GB HFS+ Raid 1 and 120GB UFS Raid 1. So out of four disks the most you can get is 120GB UFS redundant storage. Ah you say, why not just make a small HFS+ partition and let the rest be UFS. Well apple does not yet support partitioning a disk with different File systems. Thus you cant split the disk into UFS and HFS+ partitions.

Two companies are promised a partionalble raid 5 system (Xraid and NXraid) but both suddenly announced delayed shippments. My guess is they are trying to incoporate this new journaling system.

I spoke to apple about this several times. It was hinted to me to keep watching because big things were coming. I suspect these are the Journalling FS and and an outboard mass storage disk sytem. but that's a conjecture.

That's the bad news. The good news is that these Xserves are otherwise a very good deal. The throughput is better than comparably priced linux systems. Also they occupy only 1U but hold 480GB of hot swapable storage. Yes there are some NAS systems that are 1U but they are about 10 X slower in throughput, not to mention that they dont support as many services as the macs (LDAP, NFS, SAMBA, SSH, SCP, FTP, MAIL server, RSYNC,NET info, Net boot ...). The macs have dual Gig-E too. ANd in a very nice move Apple will sell you a spare parts kit with everyhing you are likely to need to fix a deadXSERVE in the field. Plus 24hour tech support.

the other nice thing about the Xserve is the construction. In addition to tool-free hot swap drives, the entire chasis slides out to the front revealing everything with no screws to undo or panels to remove. It's a clever design lacking the usual add-on slider rails of your gneric linux boxes. There's even a firewire port on the front for quick access. Another nice feature is that you dont need a terminal to set them up, they will auotmatically find the administration computer on any DNS system. And if you need to have a terminal attached, you can buy a UPS based KVM switch rather then the usual clumsy Video/mouse/keyboard KVMs.

Anyhow the bottom line is this as soon as a partionalble journaled raid 5 system is avaliable the Xserves will be one of the least expensivie full featured HIGH QUALITY 1U half terrabyte disk servers you can own. (note I said High quality). I just wish they would hurry up since I have two of these cooling their heels waiting for raid 5.

Re:One Problem: (5, Insightful)

Cutriss (262920) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646239)

you dont have to, NFS works fine with HFS+, but you risk screwing yourself with the file name case insensitivity of the mac. A rare event since most people dont have important files that differ in name only in their case but it's lurking.

It's possible that perhaps the UNIX community needs to move past case-sensitivity in filenames and foldernames. Just because UNIX has been doing it that way for 30 years doesn't mean that it needs to be done that way, and apparently both Windows and MacOS have a hard time cooperating with it.

Example - I'm doing development on a local machine with Visual Studio 6. I try to move my project to a Samba share so that I can work with it in a different lab...but suddenly my project won't build. It turns out that Visual Studio makes assumptions about lowercase letters in the pathing for the various files it creates during compilation. UNIX obviously doesn't abide by this, and so returns "file not found".

Sloppy? You bet. Important? Outside of anal-retentiveness, I can't think of a single reason that you'd *WANT* to be able to support filenames that differ only by case. It's an HCI issue for one thing, and the system incompatibility issues that are now surfacing are making the issue more visible.

I'd welcome some examples of places/functionality where case is of critical importance.

Re:One Problem: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646306)

i wonder how high you will get moderated for this comment [slashdot.org] from the previous story. EAD.

To make everything UFS and keep things nice: (2, Insightful)

SHEENmaster (581283) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646324)

just use Disk Copy to make a .dmg image. Mount it and install your 'HFS+ only' software to it.

Before I erased OS X, I did this sucessfully with Bryce(now running under MoL) and Flash MX (now running under MoL).

If I do go rackmount, it will be with Xserves, provided I can return OS X and go Linux.

Multiple partitions (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646327)

I personally have formatted a Mac with a small (20mb) HFS partition for the MacOS, and the rest for UFS for linux.

I used Apple's own HD partitioning util, too. Its just an older version. (3.5 or something like that)

It can still be found on the web, and will still work.

Re:Journaling File System (-1, Flamebait)

cscx (541332) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646170)

And us PC users have had a journaling filesystem (NTFS) since 1993! (Was OS/2's HPFS journaling? I'm not an OS/2 guru...)

"Next time, choose the "Shut Down" option from the Apple menu when turning off your Macintosh."

Re:Journaling File System (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646254)

Do you seriously consider ntfs from 1993 as a true jfs? Wow.

Re:Journaling File System (3)

g4dget (579145) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646278)

And us PC users have had a journaling filesystem (NTFS) since 1993!

And users of other operating systems have had it for many years prior to that. What's your point?

Besides, even when it was working as intended, NTFS used to make almost no useful guarantees about the state of your file system after a crash. Technically, NTFS may have been journaling, but from a practical point of view, it was very limited (and probably still is).

NTFS isn't true journaling (4, Informative)

geek (5680) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646300)

It doesn't recover data, just keeps a minimal log of system data so it can restore a failed system. Other than that it's just a plain old file system.

oh yeah!? (0, Troll)

SHEENmaster (581283) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646281)

I've got journaling in EXT3 on my iBook under Linux.

My Linux server acts as a NAT firewall, which has been possible since 2.0, and probably longer than that. Winshit has NOTHING similar to that.

That, and I didn't have to pay $300 for Linux. I didn't have to give M$ the right to screw me over if they feel like it.

Mac hardware is supperior, but I'd trade it all for one of those $3 million Sun boxes. With Linux of course.

Re:Journaling File System (2)

b1t r0t (216468) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646218)

Don't get too happy yet...

* Provides a foundation for the journalling filesystem (JFS), which may currently be enabled via Disk Utility on Mac OS X Server systems.

That's right. I read the notes from last week's seed builds and noticed that OS X Server was one point number ahead, and only the Server version had HFS+J support. I was afraid that this would happen.

I wanted it for my laptop, dammit! That's where I need it the most!

Re:Journaling File System (2)

SiMac (409541) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646263)

Yup. I give about two weeks max before we see tips on how to enable journaling on apple.slashdot.org or MacSlash. Why can't Apple get it and offer journaling to all from the start?

Simon

It's there, just hidden (5, Informative)

geek (5680) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646272)

Go into terminal and type:

sudo diskutil enableJournal

To view the options just type 'diskutil'

Re:Journaling File System (0, Redundant)

jasonbw (326067) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646297)

according to thinksecret [thinksecret.com] , the option for journaling was in Disk Utility. I'm using 10.2.2 standard and its definitely not showing up.

Re:Journaling File System (0)

FFON (266696) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646292)

to activate the JFS

in Terminal

sudo diskutil enableJournal /

How much will it cost? (-1, Troll)

I Am The Owl (531076) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646047)

I hope it's not $120 for another incremental upgrade...

Re:How much will it cost? (1)

wirelessbuzzers (552513) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646139)

It's free (as in beer, though unfortunately not as in sppech), software update downloading it right now :-)

Re:How much will it cost? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646333)

Not Flamebait, Troll. I used my last mod points earlier today, so someone please put this idiot at -1 where he belongs.

Link wasn't working... (5, Funny)

FyRE666 (263011) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646051)

(when this story was posted, this link was not yet working)

That's unusual, usually links only stop working 5 minutes after the story is posted...

Re:Link wasn't working... (1)

Conare (442798) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646153)

Here is another link [blooooog.com] that wasn't working at the time it was posted. Can I be an editor now?

Switching to Jaguar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646299)

The only way I'd switch to Mac OS X Jaguar is if a pair of Jamie Porche's leopard-spotted panties come in the box. She saved Christmas... uh huh huh huh huh...

where is the bad link from? (1)

dirvish (574948) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646057)

Why is Document 107140 Not Found? I am imagining the author just made up that link but that Apple will create a page for that url after they notice the flood of traffic going to the invalid page.

Re:where is the bad link from? (1)

jasonbw (326067) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646068)

The KB document was reported in the software update window. It hasn't posted yet.

Re:where is the bad link from? (1)

dirvish (574948) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646091)

software update window? Do you mean here: http://www.apple.com/software/ [apple.com] ?

Re:where is the bad link from? (1)

jasonbw (326067) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646181)

No, try running software update. all will be revealed.

Re:where is the bad link from? (1)

dirvish (574948) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646215)

You must be assuming I am using mac. I am insulted.

Re:where is the bad link from? (1)

jasonbw (326067) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646233)

My mistake. go away then.

Re:where is the bad link from? (1)

fork420 (452102) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646073)

Actually, that is the link given by apple in the software updater.

Sleep Issues (1)

NitroAir (257066) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646065)

Hopefully it fixes sleep issues on certain Mac Hardware.

Re:Sleep Issues (1)

Palshife (60519) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646078)

Out of curiosity, which hardware were you having issues on, and what were the nature of the problems?

Re:Sleep Issues (2)

geek (5680) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646339)

The original dual processor power macs wont wake from sleep, and if they do they kernel panic immediately. It's been an issue for two years with no solution. MacOS 9 even does it on the systems so I'm guessing it's hardware related and not software which is why there is no "patch".

Re:Sleep Issues (3, Funny)

RAMMS+EIN (578166) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646209)

``Hopefully it fixes sleep issues on certain Mac Hardware.''
Yes, those TiBooks make really hard pillows! I like the built-in heater, though. It's just the right temperature, not like those Intel | AMD based notebooks...

ip firewall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646079)

IP Firewall,
And we now, get 100 calls a day at the ITS about students complaining on why they can't chat or share their files, because the ports are firewalled!

Hope its not on by default. like in windoze xp.

Re:ip firewall (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646102)

Yes. I like my system insecure by default, too.

Re:ip firewall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646106)

the firewall is not on by default in windows xp. but you, on the other hand, are a worthless idiot. cya.

Firewall's off by default (1)

JPRelph (519032) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646128)

Probably a good thing, there doesn't seem to be many (or any?) security problems with OSX, and all the risky stuff like Apache and remote login is turned off by default. JP.

Re:ip firewall (2)

wirelessbuzzers (552513) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646162)

Read more carefully next time:

The 10.2.2 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications and technologies: Address Book, iChat, IP Firewall...

The firewall was in there before. There's just bugfixes for it now.

Reverse /. Effect? (5, Funny)

RAMMS+EIN (578166) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646082)

``when this story was posted, this link was not yet working''
So...10.2.2 features a reverse slashdot effect - the site only gets working when a certain threshold of connections per second is surpassed?

Journaling (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646086)

journaling [eweek.com]

Troll story (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646089)

Hello,

I work for Apple's East division, there is no such thing as 10.2.2. When did we release 10.2.1 ? This posting seem to be an attempt at getting the submitters name on /. Please disregard this story.

Thank you.

JD.
Apple MaeEast

MOD PARENT UP! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646129)

Thx. For a moment there, I was wondering how I'd have missed 10.2.1. I'm as religious on the release stuff as the finger @finger.kernel.org linux zealots ;)

Re:Troll story (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646143)

Dude, I'm sorry, was that your bowl of cereal over there that you just ate? It was? Well, you noticed how the milk was sort of splashed out of the bowl a little bit? That's because when you stepped away for a moment, I took a shit in it, and some of the milk splashed out. I'm sorry I didn't tell you earlier, I hope it didn't taste too bad, I mean, poop can't taste very pleasent... ?

Mods on crack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646147)

God damn, the moderators are stupid today. MacOS X's update app doesn't show anything about 10.2.2, so I'm inclined to believe the parent post is true. Please lay down the crack pipe and mod it up!

MOD PARENT UP!!! +5, Informative! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646149)

Don't you realize that you're downloading a virus? 10.2.2 indeed.

Re:Troll story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646154)

Sadly your post would be marked down as troll when other ppl try to get karma by faking posts. Sad case. This dude is telling the truth, go to the apple site, there is no such thing as 10.2.2. Neither is there a 10.2.1. In logical succession, which should come first?

I think this guy is a lot more credible than ppl posting wishlists and claming those are things found in 10.2.2.

Thank you.
Mary Elkert

Re:Troll story (1)

grahamlee (522375) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646169)

I work for Apple's East division, there is no such thing as 10.2.2.
Suggestion: Apple should improve their internal information systems. For instance, this comes from http://www.apple.com/macosx [apple.com] (with appropriate copyrightness apols.)...

Mac OS X Update 10.2.2: run Software Update [apple.com] for enhanced functionality and improved reliability of various applications [apple.com] .

Note that the link above does indeed go to the correct AppleCare article.

Re:Troll story (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646189)

You're right man! I'ts not in my updates!! FSCK!!! I run the updates everday waiting for this, but it's not there!! Slashdot just ruined my expection. I was so keen on trying the new update!! MAN WHO EVER POSTED THIS STORY SUCKS COWBOY NEAL'S COCK.

Parent is troll... (3, Funny)

wirelessbuzzers (552513) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646211)

... but I'll bite anyway.

I work for Apple's East division, there is no such thing as 10.2.2.

That's funny... I just installed it...

When did we release 10.2.1 ?

09/18/02, according to Apple [apple.com] .

Re:Troll story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646227)

JD,

Stop trolling /. and get to work.

Your Boss.

Journaling for Common Folk? (0, Flamebait)

moofbong (188566) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646090)

According to the kbase doc, this update "Provides a foundation for the journalling filesystem (JFS), which may currently be enabled via Disk Utility on Mac OS X Server systems."

Does this mean that us common folk without a $500 - $1000 hole in our pocket aren't going to be able to use the journalized fs? If so, I expect a hack to be out within the hour. ;)

Improved Find function? (5, Interesting)

ku hand luke (624783) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646093)

"- Improves the Find function of the Finder by no longer finding items in invisible folders." I hope this doesn't break the runaround I use on my brother's iPod: In Jag, I open his iPod on the desktop and do a search in that finder window for any .mp3 and voila!, all files available for drag and drop. We'll see soon enough...

Re:Improved Find function? (1)

xenocyst (618913) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646138)

sounds like a windows "feature" many of us know and love =p

Re:Improved Find function? (1)

MacGod (320762) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646158)

There are a ton of programs which can access the iPod's music directory. Just search on VersionTracker.com

Re:Improved Find function? (1)

ku hand luke (624783) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646293)

Yeah, I know, it was just one of those sweet surprises in Jag that I can confirm is now gone (at least it won't find them on my iPod anymore). C'est la vie.

Re:Improved Find function? (5, Funny)

JHromadka (88188) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646234)

"- Improves the Find function of the Finder by no longer finding items in invisible folders."

Whew! Now it is easier to to hide pr0n. :)

One question (1, Troll)

Jonny Ringo (444580) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646095)

How much?

KIDDING!

Re:One question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646116)

$99 + tax

Hopefully they fix... (5, Informative)

sporty (27564) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646096)

Hopefully they fixed the mail.app program. If you have only 1 account, and it's imap, you won't see folders on the account. You have to add another account, even a dummy one that has no mail, to see folders of the first imap account. Stupid mail.app proggie.. had me using that stupid enterage program.

Re:Hopefully they fix... (1)

JPRelph (519032) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646159)

Is that only with IMAP accounts that aren't .Mac accounts? I've set up mine, my fiancee's and my sister-in-law's Mail apps and they've been fine with only the single IMAP (.Mac) account.

Re:Hopefully they fix... (2)

sporty (27564) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646344)

I can't speak for .mac. For my local imap account, it gets confused.

Re:Hopefully they fix... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646166)

Sorry, that just isn't true. I only have an IMAP account and it works fine.

Re:Hopefully they fix... (1)

Onnimikki (63071) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646197)

Nope, I've noticed the same thing. The mail app doesn't seem to find my other (IMAP) folders, either.

That's amazing (5, Funny)

Palshife (60519) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646108)

when this story was posted, this link was not yet working

Did the submitter just guess the url of the article? Damn, you gotta teach me how to do that.

Re:That's amazing (1)

whee (36911) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646172)

The url was included in the Software Update download note, but hadn't actually been enabled yet. I'd imagine the submitter got it from there.

10.2.2 Changes (5, Informative)

PatJensen (170806) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646112)

Here are the changes in 10.2.2. Enjoy! -Pat

Digital Hub and Peripheral Device Enhancements

  • Improves playback of large media files and peripheral device file copying.
  • Resolves a rare situation in which an inadvertently-ejected CD cannot be remounted and applications accessing the disc cannot be quit.
  • Addresses an issue in which an enhanced CD's data and audio sessions do not appear as expected on the desktop when using iTunes and inserting the disc more than once.
  • Addresses a formatting issue that could occur when printing or previewing some TIFF documents.
  • Addresses an issue in which ColorSync settings for some third-party displays are not retained after restarting or logging out.
  • Addresses an issue when printing more than one copy of a file to a postscript printer from Adobe PhotoShop 7.0.
  • Improves compatibility with HP 4MV printers when printing over an Ethernet network.
  • Adds support for additional third-party disc burners, including: LaCie d2 48x24x48x, Sony CRX-820E, Toshiba SD-R2212 and SD-R1202, Pioneer DVR-105, and Yamaha CDW-F1 44x24x44x models.

Networking and Modem Enhancements
  • SMB shared volumes may now be browsed by their user-assigned name.
  • Resolves an issue in which an incorrect "Change Password Failed" message may appear when when changing a Mac OS X 10.2 Server client's password via AFP.
  • Addresses an issue in which some internal Apple modems may fail to respond, displaying a "Could not open the communication device" message.
  • Addresses an issue in which no sound is produced by some internal Apple modems until several seconds after making a connection.
  • Resolves an issue in which some internal Apple modems fail to respond when connecting to the Internet.
  • Error and warning dialogs boxes are no longer displayed if you cancel the mounting of an iDisk from the authentication dialog box.
  • Addresses a startup issue that could occur if an LDAP server designated in Directory Access is not available.
  • Addresses a data loss issue which could occur when copying a file whose filename ends with "#02," or other hexadecimal number, via AFP.
  • Available disk space on an iDisk is updated more quickly after deleting files.
  • Addresses an issue in which an iDisk would appear with an inaccurate 1GB capacity and 1023 MB available.
  • Addresses some issues that could cause a "error -36" alert message when copying files to an iDisk.


Address Book and Mail Enhancements
  • Resolves an issue in which Address Book could become unresponsive when using the Large Type menu and switching between applications.
  • Address Book can now better import groups from prior versions of Address Book.
  • Resolves a potential issue when transferring vcards from Address Book to a cellular phone via Bluetooth.
  • Improves Address Book compatibility with users that are already on an AIM Buddy List.
  • Allows address information to be imported when dragging vCards to Address Book which were created with Address Book from any version of Mac OS X 10.1.
  • Corrects Address Book address format for Australian entries.
  • Improves responsiveness when switching in and out of edit mode in the Address Book.
  • Address Book entries without a name included now appear in the All group list with the email address as the name, instead of "No Name".
  • Addresses the rare issue in which Mail may unexpectedly quit when replying to a message.
  • Improves the responsiveness of the Mail application's date column and thread highlighting feature.
  • Improves the reliability of transitioning a Mac OS X 10.1.5 Address Book.addressbook to an Address Book for Mac OS X 10.2 format.


Application Enhancements
  • Improves compatibility for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that use animations.
  • Addresses a potential Disk Copy volume imaging permissions issue that could affect non-Admin users.
  • Improves updating of applications installed with Mac OS X, updating them only if they have not been relocated or deleted.
  • Addresses a display issue that may occur when Command-clicking a URL in some third-party applications, including BBEdit and Mailsmith.
  • Addresses a situation in which the menu bar and Dock are not shown, after quitting a third-party game application, until the desktop is clicked.
  • Addresses an issue in which some PDF files created within Mac OS X do not open as expected with Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.
  • Reduces occurrences of "missing text" when browsing some web pages.
  • Improves compatibility for FAXstf when a fax is being sent while the computer is restarted, shut down, or entering sleep mode.


Other Enhancements
  • Provides a foundation for the journalling filesystem (JFS), which may currently be enabled via Disk Utility on Mac OS X Server systems.
  • Improves security when using a read-write disk image volume in which "Ignore ownership on this volume" has been deselected.
  • Addresses an issue in which automatic Software Update notifications are turned off when upgrading from Mac OS X 10.1 to Mac OS X 10.2.
  • Addresses an issue in which, after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.2, an unexpected value in a user's com.apple.LaunchServices.plist file could prevent proper startup.
  • Addresses a potential kernel panic situation when using three video cards and more than 512 MB of RAM.
  • Addresses a potential issue in which an unauthorized user could log in as a deleted user.
  • Improves the Find function of the Finder by no longer finding items in invisible folders.
  • Reduces the time required for switching between Sherlock channels when using a low-bandwidth connection
  • Sherlock channels may now be saved as a file.
  • Allows automatic login to work as expected following an Archive and Install.
  • Improves time needed to wake some portable computers.
  • Addresses a potential loss of video when waking some PowerBooks from sleep after using DVD Player.
  • Addresses a potential issue in which the computer does not respond when quitting DVD Player on some portable computers.
  • Includes Apache version 1.3.27.
  • Addresses a potential security issue in which access to system daemons could be blocked when RFC-based services are enabled.

Re:10.2.2 Changes (5, Funny)

aardvarkjoe (156801) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646221)

Addresses a potential kernel panic situation when using three video cards and more than 512 MB of RAM.


Gee ... I sure wish I was in a situation to run into that particular bug...

wee (-1, Flamebait)

jlechem (613317) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646126)

Finally Apple delivers an OS that gives everything linux has. The only glitch is linux is giving it away for free and did it a long time ago. I love how apple releases upgrade after upgrade and charges all their rabid fans for it. I guess they have to keep that bottom line as fat as possible. If bill gates is the devil, steve jobs is the anti-christ

I pray Panther will fix pam.. (2)

Raleel (30913) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646173)

Once they fix pam, I won't have many bitches with OSX. As it is, you cannot kerberos login and exect a screensaver to work wihout a local password.

Mac OS X is **SLOW** IMO (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646175)

Here is what HALF of the OSX users believe about OSX:
http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2099
(the other half think that OSX is fast, while 1/3 of the voters don't use OSX so they offer no opinion)

APPLE FOR LUSERS (-1, Troll)

Sir Tandeth (543411) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646179)

SEE SUBJ>

Re:APPLE FOR LUSERS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646223)

I see you are publishing a new book intended to help Windows users transition to Apple technologies? When will you release it?

SUCK MY FAT THROBBING COCK (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646240)

see subject

AT LEAST I CAN SPELL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646337)

see subject.

Big fan of OSX, but... (2, Interesting)

underwhelm (53409) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646198)

I'm still waiting for VCD support. >:(

Re:Big fan of OSX, but... (1)

underwhelm (53409) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646246)

And let me clarify that OSX is my primary OS, and this is a minor quibble.

Re:Big fan of OSX, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646288)

http://www.macvcd.com/

Idiot....

Re:Big fan of OSX, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646295)

what's wrong with vlc [videolan.org] ?

Re:Big fan of OSX, but... (2, Informative)

joel8x (324102) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646312)

VideoLAN Client works fine for me.

Re:Big fan of OSX, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646320)

???

My VCDs work... Play em with quicktime, even. You gotta ask it to open them for you, but they run fine. MacVCD also works ...

http://www.mireth.com/pub/mxme.html ... but costs $20.

Or is there some other problem that I am unaware of?

Cupertino, we have a problem! (1, Funny)

jki (624756) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646210)

Age of Child and Typical Language Development [childdevelopmentinfo.com] :

60 months:
- Can use many descriptive words spontaneously-both adjectives and adverbs
- Knows common opposites: big-little, hard-soft, heave-light, etc
- Has number concepts of 4 or more
- Can count to ten
- Speech should be completely intelligible, in spite of articulation problems

Now, a simple guestion: how is Apple going to handle the immense problem with increasing version numbers....11 is not very far anymore :)

Re:Cupertino, we have a problem! (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646335)

Knows common opposites: big-little,

They still havn't mastered this part, and switched their byte ordering to the way the rest of the world does it. :)

Re:Cupertino, we have a problem! (2)

binaryDigit (557647) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646341)

They'll pull a Sun and change the name of the OS and version numbers. So Sun went from just SunOS to SunOS 5.x/Solaris 2.x/Solaris X. It's just a matter of time before Apple goes changes MacOS to iOS and starts the version numbers back at 1 (or in a Micro$oft like move, start them at 3). So MacOS 11 will become iOS/1.

Of course they could always do another M$ move and just rename it to MacOS'03.

jumping desktop icons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4646214)

did they fix the bug yet where putting an icon on the very left edge of the screen makes all the other icons jump to the right? Very annoying!!

Well, I hope... (2)

andfarm (534655) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646225)

...that they've fixed the NSPDFRep bug that made LaTeX documents print out incorrectly.

If you've got LaTeX installed, you can test this with
\documentclass{article}\usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document}$$\left(\dfrac{\sqrt{2}}{2}\right) $$\end{document}
and see the broken parentheses under high magnifications.

What happened to the old Slashdot? (0, Offtopic)

0000 0111 (141160) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646252)

I must be visiting the evil robotic imposter /. instead. I mean, this is a *minor* update for Mac OS X as far as I'm concerned. I would have crapped my pants two years ago if /. posted something like this just to "let me know". Must be a slow news day or something. And before you tag me as trolling just keep in mind that I've been a long time Mac user and /. reader. This stuff is getting weird around here.

Re:What happened to the old Slashdot? (5, Interesting)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646314)

Yep.

Back in the day, the only time you'd see an Apple on the front of /. is when they came out with hardware or sued someone.

Now I'm getting my update news here. Scary.

Should be good. (2, Interesting)

dsanfte (443781) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646257)

Many of us have been waiting awhile for this release. Certainly I have. Perhaps this new software will solve the stability issues many users were having with the older version.

My favorites (2, Funny)

andyring (100627) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646258)

# Addresses a potential kernel panic situation when using three video cards and more than 512 MB of RAM.

If only I had to worry about this situation!

# Addresses a potential issue in which an unauthorized user could log in as a deleted user.

Glad to see Apple still on the top with security.

# Improves Address Book compatibility with users that are already on an AIM Buddy List.

Good, this was an issue I submitted through Developer bug reporting, glad to see it fixed!

Combo Update Available (5, Informative)

Namaste (11612) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646261)

Here [apple.com] is a link to the combo update that allows you to upgrade directly from 10.2 to 10.2.2 instead of from 10.2.1 to 10.2.2.

From the list of enhancements (5, Funny)

underwhelm (53409) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646290)

"Improves time needed to wake some portable computers."

Uh oh. If my TiBook wakes up any faster than it already does, it'll resume before I even open the lid. Brings a whole new meaning to the term 'race condition.'

Improved reliability (1)

ElMiguel (117685) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646294)

Nice PR term for "bug fixes". I like it :-).

It broke my XDarwin cursor (1)

semanticgap (468158) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646318)

I use XDarwin full screen with a black background. For whatever reason now the mouse pointer is now always black, which makes it invisible on black background. What a bummer...

*NEW* Apple Information Service (2, Funny)

EverDense (575518) | more than 11 years ago | (#4646319)

Apple announces purchase of the slashdot domain for announcement of OS-X update information.
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