Last weekend I upgraded my MacBook Pro from Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5.8, to Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6. This kind of classes as early adopter behaviour as there’s no bug fix release for Snow Leopard out in the wild yet to iron out any kinks or rough edges but I wasn’t particularly bothered by this.
And on Monday I went to work and lived with Snow Leopard on a day-to-day basis. Then the minor niggles, gripes and whinges began …
- A meeting invite would arrive, be responded to and deleted out of my Inbox but Mail still thinks I have one unread message. The only solution I found would be to rebuild the mailbox, of 10366 messages at the last count, every time a meeting invite or update arrived.
- Talking of meeting invite updates, each one created a new appointment in iCal. Got a meeting invite and 5 subsequent updates? Hey presto, you’ve now got 6, count them, meeting invites.
- Safari Input Handlers were finally disabled. Now I know that they were undocumented and never actually supported by there’s some plugins I use a lot that now just don’t work, including DeliciousSafari and Inquisitor. If you’re going to remove some functionality at least open up a plugin API for Safari developers. But no. Yes I know I could run Safari in 32-bit mode but that’s not really the point.
- Mail lost all my previous settings for Junk Mail. I could understand it for my Exchange account as that was, too all intents a new account, but for every other mail account I have as well?
- Safari lost all my settings which said don’t remember user name and password for this site.
- The Mobile Me and RSS screen saver vanished with no replacement on offer; no Flickr photo RSS feeds for me.
- Exchange calendars can’t be synchronised with an iPhone over Mobile Me, you have to use ActiveSync, and if your company doesn’t support it, well no syncing for you then.
- The entire printer driver architecture seems to have changed and all my printers needed new drivers. Which would be fine but alas the updated bundle of Ricoh drivers doesn’t include the printer that is on every single floor of the Yahoo! office, so no printing for me.