Apple Revises Snow Leopard Security Update and Pulls 10.7.3 Delta Update
After a couple of issues with some software updates, Apple has made some quiet revisions to address the problems.
The first was a Snow Leopard security update which inadvertently caused problems with Apple's PowerPC emulation layer Rosetta. Macworld notes that Apple has since released Security Update 2012-001, version 1.1 for Snow Leopard. The new version seems to fix the PowerPC crashing issues described with the original update.
Meanwhile, the crashing/CUI errors with 10.7.3 Delta updater has also been addressed by Apple. 9to5Mac notes that Apple has responded by pulling the Delta update altogether, leaving the Combo updater alone.
The different between the Delta and Combo updaters is normally just download size alone. The Delta updater is a smaller download since it just includes the changes, while the Combo updater includes everything and weighs in at 1.3GB. The Combo updater should be available at this support page for direct download, but the page is presently not working. The direct download (1.3GB) link is still working at this time.
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As a software developer I do agree with you for the most part, but Apple took 24 hours to simply pull the update. Given that we knew about 30 minutes after the update was released that it was majorly flawed, its pretty poor that it took them that long to pull it.
So all of the software you and your team that has been used by the public has had 0% bugs that needed to be fixed after its been released?
1) This is Apple
2) This is a major release
3) It's one hell of broken release
I work for an insurance and banking company as a software developer and you cannot imagine how many times we check our stuff before a release. I am not sure on Apple's release schedule but our's is monthly. If I recall correctly, Facebook has weekly releases.
I am sure Apple is doing everything they can in regards to damage control. Although they are essentially cleaning up the damage from a 1 ton bomb.