The build number is 7S215.
The following areas experienced major enhancements:
- AFP support: Support was improved for saving documents with long file names
- OpenGL technology: Improvements, along with updated ATI and NVIDIA graphic drivers
- FireWire: Improvements in FireWire device compatibility
- Preview application: New, updated version
- Third party applications: Improved compatibility
- Security updates: Previous standalone security updates now included with this update
Detailed bug fixes
- TextEdit now opens certain RTF documents that previously wouldn't open, resulting in a "Couldn't open file" error dialogue box.
- Networking applications that use DNS lookups, such as Safari, Mail, etc..., would no longer experience intermittent connectivity problems with Security Update 2004-09-30 and Mac OS X versions 10.3.5 and later.
- Addresses an issue with Blizzard World of Warcraft involving frame rate drops. Furthermore, graphic issues with World of Warcraft related to enabling Vertex Shaders were resolved, and issues where incorrect colours or unexpectedly flashing objects could appear when an ATI Radeon 9600 graphics card was used were dealt with.
- Some 3D surfaces were unrenderable in Pacific Tech Graphing Calculator 3.5 under Mac OS X 10.3.6. The update resolves this issue.
- A brief "flash of lines" would no longer occur if the Mac was woken from sleep after the "Flurry" screen saver was executed (if the Mac used certain ATI Radeon graphics chips).
- FireWire-based audio interfaces, such as and including the Edirol FA-101 FireWire audio interface, now work better, as they are more compatible.
- Preview now displays E*TRADE PDF account statements.
- Problems involving random "stuttering" or other graphics anomalies in the Finder and DVD Player on Apple Cinema 22" ADC Displays were solved. This only happened when it was connected to certain PowerBooks.
- Shadowed text in a PDF document would no longer print differently from the screen presentation on a raster printer.
- File names longer than 31 characters are no longer shortened when the file is saved on a server, via Apple File Sharing.
- Some FireWire hard drives were not appearing on the desktop under Mac OS X 10.3.6. This problem seems to have been fixed.
- DVD Player used to have trouble with some Power Macintosh G4s using an ATI Radeon 9800 AGP video card. This problem, present under Mac OS X 10.3.6, has been fixed.
- Problems preventing printing to some Windows-based print servers have been resolved.
Mac OS X 10.3.7 is available as both a "delta" update and a "combo" update.
The delta update is 25.5 MB in size; the combo update is 93.7 MB in size.
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