Some news from 10.6.3 beta

opengl 3.0 test there doesnt work yet tho and most of gl3.0 specific functions aren’t present yet, but most of modern gpu’s functionality is now possible to use via extensions.

I hope they’re not going to hold opengl3.0 untill 10.7 🙂


  1. January 14th, 2010 | 3:14 am

    […] leemos que la siguiente actualización de Snow Leopard que están preparando los de Apple, hablamos […]

  2. Ayodhya
    January 14th, 2010 | 7:56 am

    Is there any update for DNS resolve issue on 10.6.3?

  3. highlander
    January 15th, 2010 | 9:10 am

    will it help the 3870 to run QE?

    my 3870 is running on snow but no QE!

    any updates? or 3870 will never work ?

    what is the best card to use with snow?
    GTX 260? or 4870?

    i just need to run with imovie


  4. January 15th, 2010 | 8:03 pm

    I’d be interested in hearing if i5/i7 CPU detection is fixed in 10.6.3 as well, but I’m thinking they may not add that til the final release. Nothing against the Quad-Core Xeon or anything, but…

  5. Aural Architect
    January 19th, 2010 | 7:04 am

    Hello Netkas, thank you so much for all the dedicated work & research you do for the osx86 community (and Apple! LOL).
    I’ve been trying to find instructions on how to create “dummy” kexts to put in E/E for the ATI Radeon HD 46xx series (4650-0x94981002)- so i don’t have to add the IDs every time I update. I thought I saw instructions here but I can’t find them. What I tried to do (mimicking AHCI dummy kexts) did not work. Is that even possible? Or probably I was just missing some important details… Thanks!

  6. SilentViper
    January 23rd, 2010 | 12:20 am

    netkas would you mind telling all of us neglected nvidia users whether or not this build has issues or even supports the 7XXX series


  7. Q840av
    January 23rd, 2010 | 6:02 pm

    There was a new 10.6.3 release yesterday, can someone check if there are any improvements on the OpenGL 3.0 support?


  8. January 23rd, 2010 | 9:33 pm

    […] в более чем 90 компонентах системы. Так же, согласно блогу Netkas’a — многие плюшки из opengl 3.0 работают через […]

  9. Andreas / mitch germany
    January 24th, 2010 | 8:26 pm

    New OpenCL Benchmark Raytraycing works also on ATI 48xx !
    Does much better hyprid (GPU+CPU) than Galaxies Demo.
    Does use all OpenCL GPUs (up to 4) parallel !
    happy benching !

  10. M_boro
    January 25th, 2010 | 12:52 pm

    Hello Netkas!

    I think You might be interested in this project, and use some of it in future releases of PCEFI. I think cleaning Chameleons code is already quite important think, but what I realy know… I’m not developer! 😉


  11. January 26th, 2010 | 9:43 pm

    Yo netkas,
    Is lastexile still providing the mirroring for your files?

    Contact me on osx86 irc (freshcocoa) or via the email associated with this post and I can do some mirroring of your files for you along with regularly scheduled backups 😛

  12. January 28th, 2010 | 3:05 pm

    Wow… 10.6.3 when it will be released?

  13. January 29th, 2010 | 5:29 am

    10d538, it still…..

  14. January 29th, 2010 | 11:38 am

    I have the MSI 4830 512MB OC Edition. I tried installing Pc_efi and using graphicsenabler=y plus the patch from here. The card detects in the system profiler as a 4830 256mb and only 1024 x 768 resolution is available. Can Anyone help me please?

  15. Young
    January 29th, 2010 | 11:16 pm

    Any chance for a 2GB graphics card with 10.6.3?

  16. Lord Anubis
    January 30th, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    I see that the macbooks are using the 9400 chip.

    To make my hack compatible I would like to buy a 9400 card. But which brand/model should I go for?

    Any advice?

  17. jexm
    February 2nd, 2010 | 5:49 pm

    What?s about QE support for ATI HD4650?
    thank you!

  18. February 4th, 2010 | 2:59 pm

    @Lord Anubis
    I have the Macbook Pro 9600/9400, would that help you? Reach me thru my yt page…

    Could someone PM me info on whereabouts of 10.6 Delta upgrade? Would like to test on my AMD system…


  19. Andreas / mitch germany
    February 6th, 2010 | 2:07 pm

    Build 10D548 is OUT!
    Any news about that new build in OpenGL things ?

    PS: I updated the great OpenCL Raytracing Tool smallluxGPU by adding an GUI and two selectable scenes. Happy GPU benching.

  20. Andreas / mitch germany
    February 19th, 2010 | 9:27 am

    Again, new BUILD today is out. Perhaps the lastest before official ?

  21. March 3rd, 2010 | 4:43 pm

    […] today points to a posting revealing that Apple has built nearly all of the required support for OpenGL 3.0 into Mac OS X […]

  22. Vasilis
    March 5th, 2010 | 8:14 pm

    New Mac OS X 10.6.3, Build 10D567, to developers today,and very loud rumors for ATI 5750 cards at next iMac update

  23. September 7th, 2010 | 8:20 pm

    How to get your Ati Radeon HD 4670 to work is…
    Check my brand new video
    It will tell you how

  24. December 8th, 2010 | 7:11 am

    Who should know it except beta testers, who wont share this infos to us?

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