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Rainer Wirth
What about 4.6 ? Is it safe?
on Apr 5, 2006 at 12:14:51 am

I'm just about to upgrade to 4.6.
Any comments?

My 4.5 system works okay

Rainer


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Tony!
Re: What about 4.6 ? Is it safe?
on Apr 5, 2006 at 1:22:32 am

So far, most of the reports have been pretty positive with relatively few problems mentioned (there's always some percentage of people that have problems). Of course, if you're in the middle of a project you shouldn't update until you have some down time. When you are ready follow the often mentioned procedures to help minimize problems and possible data loss.



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Rainer Wirth
Re: What about 4.6 ? Is it safe?
on Apr 5, 2006 at 5:21:52 pm

Thanks Tony.

regards Rainer


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Rainer Wirth
Re: What about 4.6 ? Is it safe?
on Apr 5, 2006 at 6:10:39 pm

Hi Toni,

I thought, that you would answer this. Thank you.
Up to now everything works smooth.

Rainer


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footagehead
Re: What about 4.6 ? Is it safe?
on Apr 6, 2006 at 7:00:42 am

Hi Rainer and Tony
I have encountered a problem with 10.4.6 that may be serious.
The font utility that ships with Tiger, Font Book - is now very unstable.
I have used all the font systems available under OSX to get stable results.
Font Book worked with all the Apple Applications in the Final Cut Suite, which I live out of.
As from 10.4.6 this is not the case anymore. I am currently testing Extensis Suitcase Fusion
excluding OSX system fonts and will let you know if this fixes the problem.
The problem is that all fonts registered as collections or libraries in Font Book now appear in ALL
applications, activated or not.
It is especially unstable with Microsoft Office 2004 and font management inside Word.
As I do a lot of font related work with lots of different apps (Cinema 4D, Combustion 4, After Effects) I am unhappy.
Anybody else getting this grief?

G5 2.7Ghz 6 Gb RAM



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footagehead
Re: What about 4.6 ? Is it safe?
on Apr 6, 2006 at 3:06:54 pm

Hi Rainer and Tony - leading from my last post about Font Book and 10.4.6 - I have had to ditch it.
Font Book has become unusable. Font caches now become corrupt very quickly.
I have had to use FontFinagler twice in the last 2 days to clear bad font caches.
Here is the best article I could find in simple terms on the net:
http://www.tcinternet.net/users/jklstudios/temp/osx4.html
Suitcase Fusion works without problems.
It recognises Motion 2, LiveType 2 and DVD Studio Pro 4 where Suitcase X1 wouldn't.
I'll keep posting if I hit any other big speed bumps with 10.4.6.

Best Regards




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Harry Pallenberg
Re: What about 4.6 ? Is it safe?
on Apr 6, 2006 at 5:21:28 pm

So far its all good for me - dual 1.8 G5... have not had any fontbook issues.... i'll poke around some more.

Thanks,
Harry.

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Pierre Jasmin
Re: What about 4.6 ? Is it safe?
on Apr 6, 2006 at 7:38:43 pm


There is a library missing if you use the 10.4.6 upgrader which might affect tools that use the vector library (that would be things that are Altivec optimized...)

http://www.revisionfx.com/generalfaqsOSX104.htm

Pierre
RE:Vision Effects


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footagehead
Re: What about 4.6 ? Is it safe?
on Apr 7, 2006 at 4:21:33 am

Thanks Pierre - that explains quite a bit about the problems I am experiencing.
As a recap - ONLY use the combined updater if you want everything to work.
I will repost when I install FCP5.1 universal and Logic 7.2 universal.

Best Regards

G5 2.7Ghz 6Gb RAM 10.4.6



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