Apple on Tuesday released Mac OS X 10.4.9, a recommended update for all PowerPC and Intel-based Mac computers currently running versions of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
RAW camera supportHandling of large or malformed images that could cause crashesImage capture performanceMouse scrolling and keyboard shortcutsFont handlingPlayback quality, and bookmarks in DVD PlayerUSB video conferencing cameras for use with iChatBluetooth devicesBrowsing AFP serversApple USB ModemWindows-created digital certificatesOpen and Print dialogs in applications that use Rosetta on Intel-based MacsTime zone and daylight saving for 2006 and 2007 Security updates
The company said Mac OS X 10.4.9 includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes or compatibility updates for the following applications and technologies:
The update is available for download through the Software Update mechanism located under the Apple menu on computers running Mac OS X. It's also available direct from Apple's website in the form of a 72MB download for PowerPC-based Macs running Mac OS X 10.4.8 and a 160MB download for Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X 10.4.8.
Mac systems running older versions of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger can grab heftier combo updaters for both PowerPC (163MB) and Intel Macs (310MB).
avoiding AFP connection errors when authenticating Active Directory users who are members of lots of groupspreventing SMB/CIFS server deadlocks and service interruptionsauthenticating Windows clients when bound to Active Directorycopying read-only files to AFP shares on Xsan and UFS volumescopying files with extended attributes from an AFP share of an Xsan volumepreventing NFS server hangs at shutdownprinting too many copies of a document when using the print serverusing Open Directory authentication when using Ethernet Link Aggregationbetter TCP performance with Windows clients and serversusing rsync to copy files with extended attributescreating and managing VLANs from the command-linetime zone and daylight saving time changes for 2007compatibility with third party applications and devicesprevious standalone security updates
Along with the Mac OS X 10.4.9 Client release, Apple on Tuesday also released Mac OS X 10.4.9 Server. The update is recommended for all Apple servers running versions Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and includes fixes for the operating system and various applications, services and technologies, including:
The server update is available as a 127MB download for PowerPC-based Mac servers running Mac OS X Server 10.4.8 and as a 249MB Universal download for both PowerPC and Intel Mac servers running Mac OS X Server 10.4.8.
Again, Apple also provides larger combo updaters for Mac servers running an earlier version of Mac OS X 10.4 Server. The PowerPC Combo updater weighs in as a 216MB download and the Universal version as a 350MB download.