What’s new in Boot Camp 3.2?
November 19, 2010 1 Comment
Boot Camp 3.2 is out. It is not a cumulative update. You have to install Boot Camp 3.0 from Snow Leopard, then apply 3.1 and then apply 3.2. Apple says that it “adds support for the ATI-Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, Apple USB Ethernet Adapter, MacBook Air SuperDrive, and addresses critical bug fixes.”
Apple doesn’t describe what the critical bug fixes are, but here’s what else is new in there.
- New Apple mutlitouch touchpad drivers: 22.214.171.124 (replaces 126.96.36.199)
- New Cirrus Audio drivers: 6.6006.1.26 (replaces previous patch 6.6001.1.25 from BC 3.1.3 or 6.60001.1.21 from BC 3.1).
- New Apple wireless touchpad drivers: 188.8.131.52
- New Boot Camp manager (bootcamp.exe): 184.108.40.206 (replaces 220.127.116.11)
- New Boot Camp control panel AppleControlPanel.exe: 18.104.22.168 (replaces 22.214.171.124)
- New Apple OS Manager: 126.96.36.199 (replaces 188.8.131.52)
- New HFS+ driver, AppleHFS.sys: 184.108.40.206 (replaces 220.127.116.11)
- New apple mount manager, AppleMNT.sys: 18.104.22.168 (replaces 22.214.171.124.8)
- The most immediate thing that I noticed is that FN+F5 on my MacBook Pro (MacBookPro5,3) can now dial the keyboard backlight all the way down to off. The built-in speaker volume also seems to be much louder without any enhancements enabled.
Maybe with Boot Camp 3.0 (Lion?) we’ll get an ambient light sensor driver so that the Adaptive Brightness service in Windows 7 can work.