is reportedly working with Toast creator
to incorporate support for third-party external CD-R/RW drives.
According to a report from
Macworld UK, an update to iTunes is expected to be released within two months with the additional CD-RW support. Sources report that iTunes engineers have been working with their counterparts from Toast-publisher Roxio to revise iTunes.
Whenever an the iTunes 1.1 update does ship, Toast users reportedly should be careful to not install the new iTunes update as extension conflicts will result between it and other CD burning applications.
Sources report the fix was developed by Toast creator Markus Fest and was originally meant to head off conflicts for Toast users only. Since then, reports have surfaced that Apple would also like to use the drivers in its iTunes update. For Toast users, Roxio will release a free patch that will repair the problems that will arise when iTunes 1.1 ships. However, the company warns Toast users to expect a delay between iTunes 1.1 and the appearance of the patch.
“It remains possible that Apple will defy speculation either by releasing iTunes with the fix installed, or by releasing it at a later date,” Macworld UK reports.