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#1 Julie Falling

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Posted Today, 12:11 PM

Any of you going to give this a try?  How about all of you who are already running the beta – any cautions for the rest of us?

 

EDIT:  I didn't sign up for the public beta, but would like to hear more from you who are testing.  Do you like what you see?


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Posted Today, 12:38 PM

There was an issue with the 3rd developer preview that caused Accordance to crash when opening the library window (Nathan Parker reported on it here--although I might suggest his use of major was a bit of hyperbole   ;) ).

 

That issue went away for me in the 4th preview, which I believe is what is being released in the beta program today. I haven't had some of the other random crashes in Accordance that Nathan described in the above-linked thread.

 

I've had trouble with folder icons disappearing, but a reinstall today fixed that.

 

A handful of programs have not worked on and off with the previews.

 

I would definitely say not to install the beta if you only have one Mac. I'm down to one Mac and I installed anyway, only to regret it afterwards. Each build has naturally seen improvement, but I've been part of Apple's appleseed program for a number of years, and Yosemite was initially the buggiest OS X beta I've used. I think that's because Yosemite is a very significant update compared to some of the recent updates.

 

If you only have one Mac, I would suggest proceeding with great caution.


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Posted Today, 01:39 PM

Did Apple have a public beta for Mavericks?  I'm wondering if there might be a wider testing this time so that the general release is less buggy?


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Posted Today, 02:50 PM

I thought I remembered reading somewhere that this is the first time they've done a public beta for OSX.

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Posted Today, 02:54 PM

Did Apple have a public beta for Mavericks?  I'm wondering if there might be a wider testing this time so that the general release is less buggy?

 

No. I can't remember the last time Apple had a public beta. They've had a private invitation-only Appleseed program for a number of years that I've been a part of for the last few versions of OS X. 

 

 

I think your hypothesis is correct. There are a lot of changes and new features in Yosemite, so I'm guessing they are thinking a public beta will help iron out some of the problems before the final release. Or maybe they are being like Microsoft, which generally has a public beta of Windows :-)


Come to think about it, there was a limited public beta for OS X 10.0. That may have been the last time.


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Posted Today, 04:44 PM

Please, please – I don't want Apple to be like Microsoft.  I don't think that word is allowed on this forum, is it?   :unsure:


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