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Friday, September 23, 2005

SoftwareUpdate!

Well run software update, Apple has put out a couple of updates for 10.9 and 10.4.2
Updated components to 10.3.9 include:
LibSystem
LoginWindow
Mail
QuickDraw
QuickTimeJava
Safari
SecurityAgent
SecurityServer

Componets Updated in 10.4.2 include:
ImageIO
LibSystem
Mail
QuickDraw
Ruby
SecurityAgent
security

Changes have been made to the Mail program which include a fix that prevents unencrypted responses from being generated by auto-reply rules applied to encrypted messages.

QuickDraw Manager has been updated to prevent a problem that could cause arbitrary code to be executed by a maliciously crafted PICT image.

Following a careful update pattern helps prevent problems from coming up. MacFixit has a good one:

1)Disconnect any FireWire/USB devices before applying Mac OS X updates in 10.4, then re-connect the devices one by one after the update process is complete and the system has restarted.

2)Boot from the OS X Install CD and run Disk Utility's Repair Disk function (or use a third-party drive utility such as DiskWarrior or TechTool Pro).

3)When booted from the volume containing Mac OS X, run Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions function.

4)Install the update.

5)After rebooting, again run Repair Disk Permissions.

Apple also released a iPod updater
1.1.2 for iPod shuffle
Bug fixes for iPod shuffle

With iPod nano Software 1.0 you can:
Listen to music and view album art
Browse your photo collection or view photo slideshows with music
Listen to audiobooks purchased from the iTunes Music Store or audible.com
Listen to podcasts, which are downloadable radio-style shows delivered over the internet
Store or back up files and other data, using iPod as an external disk
Store and synchronize contact, calendar, and to-do list information from your computer
Play games
Store notes
Add clocks for multiple time zones
Use stopwatch as you work out to track your overall time and your lap time
Lock your iPod Screen to prevent your iPod from being used by someone without your permission

You can get the iPod updater also off Apples web site. it's a 32mb download.

10.4.3 Build Update
Seems like Think Secret has some inside info on the next big update for 10.4. It seems Apple released to developers another build of Mac OS X 10.4.3 on Tuesday. This build (8F28) brings the total number of fixes and improvements the update will deliver to over 500.

Alias Releases Maya 7 and MotionBuilder in PLE
Alias on Friday announced the release of their Personal Learning Editions (PLE) of Maya 7 and MotionBuilder 7. The PLE's are free releases of both software for Mac OS X and Windows aimed at helping new users learn the ins and outs of their 3D software.



WoW plaque?
It seems a A deadly virtual plague has broken out in the online game World of Warcraft.
Although limited to only a few of the game's servers the numbers of characters that have fallen victim is thought to be in the thousands.


Originally it was thought that the deadly digital disease was the result of a programming bug in a location only recently added to the Warcraft game.

However, it now appears that players kicked off the plague and then kept it spreading after the first outbreak.

read the rest here

Astronomy software project needs help creating Mac OS X package
Stellarium a free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL needs your help.
They are looking for someone to create a Mac OS X package for version 0.7.1. If any readers can help them or know of someone who can help them create a Mac OS X package for version 0.7.1, please contact them at the Stellarium.

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