First Snow Leopard Patch Released To Developers

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As rumored, less than a week after the release of Snow Leopard, Apple has already dropped the first patch on developers for testing. The 71.5 MB download includes several fixes related to 3G modems, the Dock and Motion 4.


The 10.6.1 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes for:

* 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

MacRumors Forums have also included some unofficial notes on the update:

- 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

[World of Apple and MacRumors Forums]



So something that I've always pondered in my peabrain is when Microsoft releases a OS upgrade and it breaks things all hell breaks loose...when Apple does the same thing it's like no big deal, and almost expected.