What Jessie Did Next...

...being the inane ramblings of a mundane Yorkshire bird.

I’ve been using 10.5.2 for a couple of weeks now, and maybe I’m alone in this but I’m finding it more unstable than any of the other 10.5 “Leopard” versions:

  • Weird Finder bugs when using two monitors, reproducable by dragging/dropping where it ‘locks’ the destination window. Depending on which screen has the focus window in it, the Finder window ‘slides’ back and forth across the desktop.
  • Frequently my MacBook Pro fails to wake from sleep or – even worse – doesn’t properly go to sleep leaving the fans going while it’s in my bag (since then I’ve learned to check for this).
  • Application switching is a lot slower, there’s a lot more of the coloured ‘please wait’ spinner even when I’ve just got a couple of low-memory applications loaded such as Terminal and Address Book.
  • Occasional keyboard failure, still – all seems to be happening in the USB bits of the kernel (com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily or com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily).

For a machine that’s got 2G RAM and a reasonable CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3GHz) it seems Apple is still walking backwards. If it wasn’t for Coverflow/Preview I’d probably sod off back to 10.4 this weekend.


  1. I guess we must use out MBPs in completely different ways – I had very little trouble with 10.5.1, and have had none at all so far with 10.5.2.

    Mine sleeps like a baby, and always wakes up with no more than a yawn. I’ve never had the keyboard issues…

  2. My MBP is fine with sleep stuff. I’ve had the fans left running on 10.4 a couple of times, but so far never with 10.5.2.
    Application switching is fine and I’m constantly running high usage stuff – PS CS3 and Office 2k8 with loads of Excel windows open. It’s all fine. *shrug*

  3. I’ve found that, although it didn’t happen with 10.5.1, there have been a couple of times in 10.5.2 when my machine hasn’t woken up, but only two or three times so far – not enough for me to really grouch. The keyboard issues I had with 10.5.1 haven’t been resolved yet, though they have noticeably happened less frequently. But 10.5.2 does seem to find other machines on a network automatically – something that didn’t happen with 10.5.1, and as I do so much work on the office network, it’s made my life a lot easier.

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