Apple provided its developer community with new pre-release software for testing during the weekend, including new builds of Mac OS X 10.5.5 client, Mac OS X 10.5.5 server, and Safari 4.0.
Mac OS X 10.5.5 build 9F23: People familiar with the beta releases say a fourth external build of the company’s Mac OS X 10.5.5 update landed as build 9F23, which addressed three minor issues, one of which pertained to Mail.app and home directory search.
Unlike the two previous builds, 9F23 is said to contain one known issue that hampers general searching of email messages in Mail.
Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.5 build 9F22: Arriving alongside its client cousin was build 9F22 of Mac OS X Leopard Server, those same people say. The release bundled five fixes, bringing the total number of code corrections expected as part of Mac OS X 10.5.5 Server to nearly four dozen.
Developers testing the new version of Server were reportedly asked to focus their testing efforts on seven core areas of the operating system, including Chat Server, WebObjects, Wiki Server, and Server Admin.
Mac OS X 10.5.5 Server is on track for a release alongside Mac OS X 10.5.5 Client in coming weeks.