Mac OS X 10.5 ABF Review, ABFs CXIX-CXXI

Monday, 2007-10-29; 04:21:00

So the new big kitty on the block is out, and it's time for my review of the status of my bugs in this version. Brace yourself, because, from my ADC e-mails as well as two days of use, it turns out this table will be significantly greener than past ones.

Total bugs reviewed: 121;     Total bugs fixed: 58;     New bugs since last review: 17;
ABF No.Official Bug No.Short DescriptionStatus in Mac OS X 10.5State in Bug Reporter systemFirst Reported
 - 4145629Command-Tab switcher does not honor keyboard layout fixed! duplicate/2758517 10.4.1
 - 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 10.4.1
 - 4215588Hard drive usage statistics on desktop don't automatically update even though the statistics in Finder windows do fixed! woo! duplicate/4106059 10.4.2
I4223711Keyboard layout switching inconsistent N/A closed 10.4.2
II4234753Text fields don't always update probably fixed duplicate/4020186 10.4.2
IV4252818Up/down arrows don't work in Spotlight menu not fixed closed 10.4.2
V4262172Corrupted frame between cursor appearance changes not fixed duplicate/4115535 10.4.2
VI4270684Dashboard temporarily freezes interface on invocation fixed duplicate/4061527 10.4.2
X4300880Finder incorrectly reports state of copying when uploading to iDisk sigh, not fixed duplicate/3617565 10.4.2
XI4311999Customizing date and time format oddities partially fixed duplicate/3881433 10.4.2
XII4322243white lines through feeds in Safari fixed duplicate/3633944 10.4.2
XIII4364497excessive grid spacing on Desktop for 10 point font size, introduced in 10.4.3 fixed duplicate/4136412 10.4.3
XIV4364498iTunes does not allow some info/options to be changed en-masse, no "TV Show" option for Video Kind partially fixed duplicate/4272798 10.4.3
XIX4364509Front Row doesn't display additional media info fixed. still open 10.4.3
XXI4394575iTunes mini-mode window spontaneously changes to "iPod Synchronization Complete" too early to tell still open 10.4.3
XXII4394583NSTableColumns don't trigger autosave positions of the NSTableView to update when they are added to the NSTableView too early to tell closed 10.4.3
XXIV4440707Finder/iTunes spontaneously unmounts iPod too early to tell still open 10.4.4
XXV4440711NSWorkspace does not select revealed items in Finder fixed! duplicate/4021396 10.4.4
XXVI4440715Safari is really slow with animated gifs not fixed still open 10.4.4
XXVII4440737burn folders don't always show used capacity fixed! duplicate/4377863 10.4.4
XXVIII4440740toggling visibility of toolbar sometimes has unexpected behavior not fixed still open 10.4.4
XXIX4440751iDisk sidebar item doesn't always allow dragging-and-dropping fixed duplicate/3430977 10.4.4
XXX4450249Reset sync on one Mac does not trigger a reset sync on another Perhaps fixed. closed 10.4.5
XXXIII4480800System Preferences hangs when getting list of registered synching computers fixed closed 10.4.5
XXXV4494729Daily Show and Colbert Report metadata are inadequate partially fixed behaves correctly 10.4.5
XXXVI4494733Links can be spoofed even when the text appears to show the actual link fixed! duplicate/3465017 10.4.5
XXXVIII4499374Smart folders reset their scroll position when new results come in fixed duplicate/4131564 10.4.5
XXXIX4547901.mac serves up 0 KB blank file not fixed as of recently still open 10.4.6
XL4547912Preview doesn't respect resolution requirements in PS images woo! fixed still open 10.4.6
XLI4547917Finder disk space info gets truncated not fixed duplicate/4067164 10.4.6
XLII4547941Tooltips disappear after a while not fixed duplicate/3237930 10.4.6
XLIII4547944Toolbar text labels sometimes appear un-antialiased fixed still open 10.4.6
XLIV4547948iChat doesn't display destination URL in tooltips fixed duplicate/3843646 10.4.6
XLV45907124G iPod loses authorization upon hard reset likely not fixed still open 10.4.6
XLVI4590715TV shows displayed in no particular order in Front Row fixed still open 10.4.6
XLVII4590717TV shows with no season interspersed with episodes of other seasons fixed still open 10.4.6
XLVIII4590720Daily Show/Colbert Report episodes coming with bad episode numbers not fixed still open 10.4.6
XLIX4590722Typeselect doesn't work with the delete key in the Finder fixed! still open 10.4.6
L4740521 and 4747296 iTunes 7 main window can be partially resized under non-autohiding Dock not fixed, booo both still open 10.4.7
LI4740526 and 4747297 iTunes 7 album art fetching does not replace existing art of lower resolution not fixed open and closed, respectively 10.4.7
LII4740535 and 4747299 iTunes 7 album art fetching does not store art within song file not fixed closed and closed, respectively 10.4.7
LIV4740541 and 4747302 and 4796715 iTunes 7 source list selection color does not respect Appearance prefpane settings not fixed behaves correctly, closed, and open, respectively 10.4.7
LV4740542 and 4747303 and 4796717 iTunes 7 does not respect hidden scrollbar settings not fixed closed, closed, and open, respectively 10.4.7
LVI4740544Cover Flow in iTunes 7 ignores non-hidden scrollbar settings not fixed closed 10.4.7
LVII4740546 and 4747305 iTunes 7 still uses modal dialogs not fixed behaves correctly and closed, respectively 10.4.7
LVIII4740547 and 4747306 "Remove authorization for Audible account" should be located in the Store menu in iTunes 7 not fixed open and open, respectively 10.4.7
LX4740551 and 4747307 iTunes 7 transfers only purchased content to satellite computers not fixed open and open, respectively 10.4.7
LXII4740553keyboard shortcut for Play menu item in Controls menu of iTunes 7 is not flush right not fixed duplicate/3227357 10.4.7
LXIII4796705cannot bind all documents to older version of an app not fixed duplicate/4125820 10.4.8
LXIV4796709requesting Mail's Activity Viewer to come to the front simply makes it disappear if it's in the background not fixed duplicate/3814607 10.4.8
LXV4796711.mac commenting doesn't e-mail you when a new comment is posted not fixed *sniff* duplicate/4448408 10.4.8
LXVI4796712Front Row does not offer "No Season" subsection for TV shows as 5G iPods do N/A duplicate/5024933 10.4.8
LXVII47967135G iPods refuse to go to sleep immediately after being disconnected from a Mac not fixed still open 10.4.8
LXVIII5086913F14/F15 brightness keys cannot be modified fixed! sweetness! duplicate/3301648 10.4.9
LXIX5086919Re-sorting by new-ness marks all unread articles as read not fixed still open 10.4.9
LXXI5086939Cannot start watching videos in shared iTunes library at arbitrary point not fixed behaves correctly 10.4.9
LXXII5086947AppleSpell process spontaneously starts taking up 100% of the CPU fixed still open 10.4.9
LXXIII5086978Remote Desktop observation window's size gets reset when connection is lost and restored fixed! still open 10.4.9
LXXIV5086993At first launch, Remote Desktop lists all computers as offline too early to tell still open 10.4.9
LXXV5087002Regular and small size spinning NSProgressIndicators different in appearance fixed still open 10.4.9
LXXVI5087016iTunes stalls any AppleScript calls when info window is open not fixed duplicate/3180284 10.4.9
LXXVIII5090637custom Software Update URL must have trailing slash too early to tell duplicate/4059544 10.4.9
XXC5090655Must use "container of" syntax to get user playlist of source of a track not fixed, AFAICT still open 10.4.9
XXCII5090710no way to get all playlists that contain a given song not fixed, AFAICT still open 10.4.9
XXCIII5090728blank optical discs sorted as regular folders, not as a device not fixed still open 10.4.9
XXCIV5090745info window takes many seconds to appear if selected item is off-screen at bottom of long list fixed still open 10.4.9
XXCV5090752no "All" option for TV shows on 5G iPods not fixed still open 10.4.9
XXCVI5090758no "Video Playlists" subsection in Front Row not fixed duplicate/4517544 10.4.9
XXCVII5090761File/disk in use dialogs don't specify which application is using the file/disk not fixed duplicate/2516398 10.4.9
XXCVIII5090794Preview save panel always defaults to Documents folder when saving completely new documents fixed still open 10.4.9
XXCIX5090803Preview defaults to "PNG" format rather than last saved format not fixed open 10.4.9
XC5150870Finder's "Go to Folder" sheet autocompletes paths when there are two possible completions not fixed duplicate/2492044 10.4.9
XCI5150924IR remote button presses don't go through screen saver authentication panel not fixed still open 10.4.9
XCII5150937iTunes' script menu icon is cut off at the top not fixed still open 10.4.9
XCIII5150938Preview information panel does not update file size after saving fixed still open 10.4.9
XCIV5200119Remote Desktop cannot control client at login window with Remote Desktop open under some user fixed still open 10.4.9
XCV5200133icons can still be auto-sorted under the Dock fixed duplicate/2941011 10.4.9
XCVI5200149iTunes crashes when trying to automatically play next TV show in shared library fixed open 10.4.9
XCVII5230730icon size slider in Finder's View Options window does not darken when clicked fixed still open 10.4.9
XCVIII5230749open/save dialogs do not offer eject button for connected servers fixed closed 10.4.9
C5260197Workgroup Manager grays out "Propogate Permissions..." for root-owned folders too early to tell still open 10.4.9
CI5274073Safari 3 has trouble when mass-changing protocol handlers for feeds from "http" to "feed" fixed still open 10.4.9
CII5351732Safari 3 can't scroll around SVG images not fixed duplicate/5069060 10.4.10
CIII5351772Safari 3 cannot reopen the last closed tab not fixed duplicate/5272977 10.4.10
CIV5351793Safari 3 doesn't update feed URLs when they redirect not fixed still open 10.4.10
CV5351847Safari 3 doesn't provide access to any tab from the Window menu not fixed duplicate/3179480 10.4.10
CVI5351862Safari 3's activity window displays incorrect titles for web pages not fixed still open 10.4.10
CVII5383479Disabled QT Player menu items are inconsistent for non-pro users not fixed behaves correctly 10.4.10
CVIII5383489.mac sync menu updates last sync date even for failed syncs fixed still open 10.4.10
CIX5466620Some audio files refuse to display as icons in Mail fixed duplicate/4396066 10.4.10
CX5466635No way to easily save embedded audio files in chats in iChat fixed! still open 10.4.10
CXI5466672Stop time not accurately obeyed in iTunes not fixed still open 10.4.10
CXII5470356Hard to fine tune end braces in QT Player not fixed still open 10.4.10
CXIII5470389Can type into AirPort auth panel through screensaver not fixed still open 10.4.10
CXIV5496790Keyboard shortcuts can be defined but not used for the Apple menu or menu extras partially fixed still open 10.4.10
CXV5496802Keyboard shortcuts cannot be defined to open an app or run a script not fixed, AFAIK duplicate/2434941 10.4.10
CXVI5527336Files which are bundles can't become stationery pads slightly improved duplicate/3454612 10.4.10
CXVII5527354Stationery pads create a copy of themselves instead of opening an unsaved copy not fixed still open 10.4.10
CXVIII5527362No badge on icons for stationery pads not fixed still open 10.4.10

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In case you were counting, that's 36 fixed bugs (including the two that aren't applicable anymore). That gives Apple an overall fix rate of 48%, 36% if you don't count the already-fixed bugs, and 42% if you exclude the already-fixed bugs and the app-only bugs for iTunes and Remote Desktop. Is that a good fix rate for a major release? Not sure, but it's definitely a welcome improvement from the incremental 10.4.x updates. (I'm again going through and updating all these bugs with their status in 10.5, so they'll get bumped and maybe get fixed in 10.5.1.)

I've also filed three new bugs, because I want Apple to start fixing them for 10.5.x updates ASAP:

CXIX: Dock stack previews for app aliases sometimes display a generic icon plus a monochromatic "do not enter" sign superimposed on top of them, when the app absolutely does run on that architecture, and I can even launch it by clicking on the generic app icon. Filed: 5564739.

CXX: The crosshair when taking selective screenshots (Command-Shift-4) exhibits a crapload of flicker. Filed: 5564758.

CXXI: If you uncheck all the boxes under "Devices" in the Sidebar section of the Finder preferences, nothing will ever show up in the "Devices" subsection of the sidebar in Finder windows. However, the subsection header that says "DEVICES" will remain, even though it's completely useless. Bonus: the disclosure triangle also remains, and is also useless. Filed: 5564797.

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