FYI: iTunes 7.0.1 is now available on the iTunes site and via Software Update. (25.7 MB) No technote yet, but this is what SWUpdate has to say:
iTunes 7.0.1 addresses stability and performance issues with Cover Flow, CD importing, iPod syncing, and more.
Update: How are you supposed to be able to turn off the MiniStore pane? Is there a “Close” button that I’m not seeing (maybe somewhere off the right-hand end of my screen’s 1024 pathetic pixels)? The pane I see offers a “Turn on MiniStore” button, but offers nothing in the way of a “No, thanks, go away” button. The window helpfully indicates the presence of a menu item to make the pane go away, but this is supremely irritating (given that all other iTunes panes can be opened and closed using window controls).
Update 2: Well, iT7 continues to lock my PowerBook up hard. [Background: Yes, I (stupidly) decided that a new iTunes version was a great opportunity to move my (meager, 14G) music library from the trusty old iMac to my PowerBook. I did this by dragging the library folder over AFP into iT7 running on the PB. Now, whenever I start iTunes 7, the PowerBook grinds to a halt, two-thirds of the way through the gapless-playback detection phase. Yes, the whole machine bogs down, quickly reaching a point where it stops responding to respond to any input events. A three-fingered salute is required.] I had hoped that the 7.0.1 update would fix this; it hasn’t. Now I’ve rebooted and, what’s this? My Spotlight indices have been destroyed. I’m watching the stupid magnifying glass pulse its way () through my hard disk, making everything ridiculously slow as it does so. I was trying to work, dammit!