Leopard bugs got you down? Apple just pushed out its first update for the new OS, 10.5.1. It looks like it cures a whole laundry list of niggles with Leopard, including that nasty "potential data loss" issue with partitions in Finder. We heard about most of these fixes last week when the first build was seeded to developers, but there's a rundown of what actually made it after the break. Highlights include a fix to Time Machine drive limitations, a bunch of improvements to Finder's Shared Sidebar, and good old fashioned spanking of Mail.app's issues. Let us know if Apple didn't fix what ails you and we'll be sure to have our people talk to Steve's people.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

AirPort
  • Allows password-protected accounts on AirPort Disks to show up on in the Finder's Shared Sidebar.
  • Resolves an issue with saved passwords for wireless networks.

Back to My Mac
  • Improves the reliability of Back to My Mac-enabled Macs appearing in the Finder's Shared Sidebar.
  • Improves compatibility with D-Link NAT gateways.

Disk utilities
  • Restores the functionality of the progress bar during permission repairs in Disk Utility.
  • Addresses an issue that could produce an alert when creating disk images using Disk Utility or Terminal.
  • Improves disk partitioning when multiple RAID sets are created on the same disk.

iCal
  • iCal alarms are now more reliably delivered via email.
  • Resolves an issue when inviting attendees via a CalDAV account.

Mail
  • Improves stability when resizing columns in the message viewer or switching between Stationery templates in email messages.
  • Addresses an issue in which attachments enclosed inside an HTML link may not be clickable in email messages.
  • Fixes an issue with email accounts added using the "Simple Setup" feature in which messages cannot be sent due to an SMTP connection failure.
  • Improves Smart Mailboxes compatibility with .Mac Sync, and addresses an issue with To Do's disappearing when using Smart Mailboxes.
  • Resolves an issue with syncing Mail accounts with .Mac in which multiple On My Mac folders appear in the Mailbox pane.

Networking
  • Addresses an issue in which Microsoft Windows shared folders may be read-only when connected via SMB.

Printing
  • Resolves an issue in which user-selected values on Paper Feed PDE are reset to default while saving a custom preset.

Security, Firewall
  • Addresses a code signing issue; third-party applications can now run when included in the Application Firewall or when whitelisted in Parental Controls.
  • In Security preferences' Firewall tab, the "Block All" option is now called "Allow Only essential services"
  • Includes recent Apple security updates.

System and Finder
  • Addresses a potential data loss issue when moving files across partitions in the Finder.
  • Resolves an issue with login after turning off FileVault for a specific user account.
  • Improves compatibility with Adobe Flash-based uploaders used by .Mac Web Gallery and certain other websites and applications.
  • Resolves a potential text drawing issue with certain Adobe Flash-based websites and applications.

Time Machine
  • Addresses formatting issues with certain drives used with Time Machine (specifically, single-partition MBR drives greater than 512 GB in size as well as NTFS drives of any size and partition scheme).
  • Resolves an issue in which files restored in Time Machine may be restored to the backup hierarchy rather than the folders to which they belong.

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Leopard 10.5.1 is now available