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Apple Seeds First Mac OS X 10.6.8 Build to Developers

MacRumors has received word that Apple today seeded the first developer build of Mac OS X 10.6.8. The build, termed 10K521, comes nearly two months after the public launch of Mac OS X 10.6.7.

No details on changes included in the update have yet been revealed.

Work on Mac OS X 10.6.8 comes as Apple continues to move toward a "summer" release of Mac OS X Lion, which has been in developer previews for some time now and will undoubtedly be a major focus of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference early next month. Consequently, Mac OS X 10.6.8 may be the final maintenance update for Snow Leopard, depending on how long it takes to make it through the refinement process and Apple's final timeframe for launching Lion.

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38 months ago

Have you tried disabling CRL in Keychain.app's certificate preferences? I'm getting a ton of beachballs in the App Store when it is set to "best attempt".


Haha I was just about to post that. Saw that tip on HardMac's Twitter feed awhile back.

https://twitter.com/hardmac_dot_com/status/65500444092407808 (https://twitter.com/hardmac_dot_com/status/65500444092407808)

hardmac_dot_com: If the Mac App Store takes forever to load, you probably have "CRL checking" activated in Keychain.app preferences.

Rating: 4 Positives
38 months ago
Mac OS X 10.6.8 build 10K521 Seed Note

Mac OS X Update 10.6.8 is an update to Mac OS X 10.6.

Installation Instructions

The Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update (combo) updates Mac OS X 10.6, 10.6.1, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, 10.6.4, 10.6.5 , 10.6.6 or 10.6.7 GM builds.

The Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update (delta) updates Mac OS X 10.6.7 GM only.

Please be aware that you will not be able to revert back to your previous system after updating. Please install this update on a system you are prepared to erase if necessary.

As this is a pre-release build, it is not advisable to use this software on a production system with information on it that you depend on for your business.

Known Issues

- None

Focus Areas

-*AirPort
- Graphics Drivers
- Mac App Store
- Networking
- QuickTime
- VPN
Rating: 3 Positives
38 months ago
I am going to hope probably in vain, for an OpenGL update. If Lion doesn't bring OpenGL 3.3, then I'll probably switch to Ubuntu/Fedora or Windows 7 because I'm sick of dealing with inferior 3D performance on the apps I use.
Rating: 2 Positives
38 months ago

I'm glad 10.6 is getting another update. 10.6.7 really slowed down access to the App Store.


Have you tried disabling CRL in Keychain.app's certificate preferences? I'm getting a ton of beachballs in the App Store when it is set to "best attempt".
Rating: 2 Positives
38 months ago
Yosh! glad we're still gonna get a SL 10.6.x update.
Rating: 2 Positives
38 months ago
I'm still running 10.6.5 - when Apple's updates started to revolve around an in-OS store, I guess I didn't see a point in updating anything else. It's not lke there's anything else crucial in those "updates" (security updates come separate anyway)

The App Store will certainly be included in Lion so I'll get it then, I suppose, but since I don't use it now these App store (ostensibly OS X) updates are of no use to me.
Rating: 2 Positives
38 months ago
Please please PLEASE end it on 10.6.9 :D:D:D:D
Rating: 1 Positives
38 months ago

I'm glad 10.6 is getting another update. 10.6.7 really slowed down access to the App Store.
And unless 10.7 has some killer, and I mean KILLER, upgrades, I expect to stay with Snow Leopard. It works great for me, and if it ain't broke....


Well for me Apple's refusal to offer a matte screen option on their iMacs means I'll also be stuck at 10.6.x as I refuse to buy a new system.
Rating: 1 Positives
38 months ago

for those of us who don't quite understand the shorthand, can someone walk us through the steps? I.E., where we go to access those preferences and then turn them off?


Open Keychain in application Utilities

Open Keychain preferences

Press tab for certificates

Turn CRL off:D
Rating: 1 Positives
38 months ago
I'm glad 10.6 is getting another update. 10.6.7 really slowed down access to the App Store.
And unless 10.7 has some killer, and I mean KILLER, upgrades, I expect to stay with Snow Leopard. It works great for me, and if it ain't broke....
Rating: 1 Positives

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