Apple Bug Friday Review I

Tuesday, 2005-11-01; 21:18:00

Well it isn't Friday, but since Mac OS X 10.4.3 came out yesterday, I figure this is as good a time as any to go over the 12 bugs that I've noted on here, as well as four others that I just mentioned in passing. (In case you were wondering, Mac OS X 10.4.3 also has some security updates included with it, too.)

Here's all the information you need:

ABF No.Official Bug No.Short DescriptionStatus in Mac OS X 10.4.3State in Bug Reporter system
I4223711Keyboard layout switching inconsistent not fixed still open
II4234753Text fields don't always update fixed, perhaps publicly documented as point #11 under "Other"  not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
III4243833Owner/group in get info windows aren't accurate fixed, publicly documented as CVE-2005-2749 closed, marked as duplicate
IV4252818Up/down arrows don't work in Spotlight menu not fixed closed
V4262172Corrupted frame between cursor appearance changes not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
VI4270684Dashboard temporarily freezes interface on invocation not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
VII4293074Many items on desktop causes high CPU usage appears fixed still open
VIII4293075dragging items to blank CD/DVD creates incorrect aliases possibly fixed, hard to verify since it was erratic closed, marked as duplicate
IX4300878Keychain Access searching is case-sensitive fixed, publicly documented as point #5 under "Other applications" closed, marked as duplicate
X4300880Finder incorrectly reports state of copying when uploading to iDisk not fixed, although now instead of hanging at "About 5 seconds...", it says "Closing file..." closed, marked as duplicate
XI4311999Customizing date and time format oddities partially fixed -- customization of different lengths now works as expected, but customization of medium-length time format still resets Date and Time control panel settings, and the interface for changing formats isn't improved still open
XII4322243white lines through feeds in Safari not fixed still open
 - 4145625CD/DVD burning creates coaster when other intensive tasks are running appears fixed, although I'm doubting whether this is a bug or just a one-time hardware failure closed
 - 4145629Command-Tab switcher does not honor keyboard layout not fixed, ARG THIS IS SO ANNOYING and has been a problem since the inception of Mac OS X, even when Command-Tab used the Dock closed, marked as duplicate
 - 4145635Disk usage and number of enclosed items should be stored as metadata so that accessing this information is immediate in Get Info windows not fixed closed
 - 4215588Hard drive usage statistics on desktop don't automatically update even though the statistics in Finder windows do not fixed closed, marked as duplicate

Oof, just doing that for my 12+4 pet bugs is a bit time-consuming. Anyway, any bugs that are marked as genuinely fixed (i.e.: no uncertainty, marked with the darker shade of green) here will hereby be retired from further Apple Bug Friday Reviews. If it isn't fixed, is only partially improved, or only might be fixed, the bug will be carried on to the next Apple Bug Friday Review.

I'm also contemplating resubmitting all closed bugs that still exist in Mac OS X 10.4.3 as new bugs, since it would be good to get my pet bugs back into the system, just in case. And if anyone makes the ridiculous statement that Apple is going to quash every known bug with a subsequent update or has already done so with Mac OS X 10.4.3, please point them to my table. :)

(Oh, and in case you didn't notice.... THIS entry is a case when you should use HTML tables. ;) )

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