Recently there was an update for OS X 10.5 regarding Front Row. The version was updated to 2.1.6. Â This update allows for iTunes 8 compatability and the infamous “bug fixes.” Â You can download that here. Â Now for most, this will come up automatically, but not for me on my iMac. Â As some readers may be aware, I have OS X 10.5 Server installed on my iMac. Â Guess what Apple doesn’t do? Â That’s right boys and girls, they don’t update Front Row for OS X Server (it’s stuck at version 2.0).
While I can understand that 99% of those running OS X Server are not running Front Row, there are those few (myself included) who will run Front-Row quite often on their server. Â My iMac is my media server. I have over 2.4 TB of space for media. Â With Front Row not being updated, I cannot browse my music, play songs, videos or anything else from my iTunes Library. Â Of course, I can create an alias to play anything I want, but why should I have to be forced to do that when I have iTunes setup.
Why can’t apple just update Front Row for Server. It’s not that big of an update, and I mean within the latest update to 10.5 (see here for that information), it would’ve added a whole 12 more Megabytes, or hell, even keep it as a separate download.
Maybe I’ll try copying the install files from my laptop and just overwrite the ones on server and see if that works. I’ll keep everybody posted.