Thursday, February 15, 2007, 03:40 pm PT (06:40 pm ET)
Apple posts updates for Daylight Savings, Final Cut, WebObjects and JavaIn addition to its second security update of the year, Apple on Thursday also released software updates for Daylight Savings Time, Final Cut Pro, WebObjects and Java.
Daylight Saving Time Update
The Daylight Saving Time Update for Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server addresses recent changes in the way Daylight Saving Time will be observed in the U.S. and Canada beginning in March 2007 and includes the latest time zone information for the rest of the world.
Apple has made the update available for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger users [8.6MB] and Mac OS X 10.3 Panther users [4.3MB].
Java for Mac OS X Release 5
Java for Mac OS X Release 5 adds support for the latest Daylight Saving Time (DST) and time zone information as of January 8, 2007.
The Java update is also available for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger users [83MB] and Mac OS X 10.3 Panther users [38MB].
The version for Tiger also delivers improved reliability and compatibility for Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 and Java 1.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.8 and later, Apple said.
The WebObjects 5.3.3 installer [41MB] updates WebObjects 5.3 systems to observe the Daylight Saving Time (DST) and 2007 time zone changes as of January 8, 2007. Apple recommends the update for all WebObjects users.
Final Cut Pro 5.1.3
Final Cut Pro 5.1.3 [42MB] is a maintenance release that resolves a number of performance and other issues. Under the new version, render files created on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macintosh computers now work properly on either type of computer. The update also resolves cases in which cross dissolves did not work as expected in nested sequences containing still images with adjusted motion parameters.
Apple also said Final Cut Pro 5.1.3 adds several commands to the default keyboard layout that were missing in the previous version.
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