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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Apple Seeds First Beta of OS X 10.8.3 to Developers




Fresh off its Thanksgiving holiday, Apple today seeded developers with the first test build of OS X 10.8.3.

The first beta of OS X 10.8.3 arrives as Build 12D32, and users are required to install the OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility in order to upgrade to the build.

Areas of focus for testing include AirPlay, AirPort, Game Center, and Graphics Drivers.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of OS X 10.8.3 to Developers
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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So fast. Next thing we know 10.9 will be here!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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So fast. Next thing we know 10.9 will be here!
I'm waiting for 10.10, or should that be 11 ?

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Please fix the 5 second long freeze that occurs when waking up from sleep!
Where do you think the idea of "Waking up" comes from? Waking up takes a few seconds.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:28 AM   #4
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It's a different installation method to previous builds. You have to download and install os_x_software_update_seed_configuration_utility first from the mac dev center. This opens the mac app store but gives you more updates than those publicly available. OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 now shows up and you have to download it from the mac app store. The dmg or pkg file is not available directly from the mac dev center anymore.

If you want to keep the mountain lion installer then after it downloads from the mac app store but before installing the update go to /Library/Updates and find the file OSXUpd10.8.3.pkg and copy it somewhere. You have to do this because after updating the installer deletes itself!

What a nuisance! Why not just put the dmg on the mac dev center?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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What a nuisance! Why not just put the dmg on the mac dev center?
This. I flipping hate downloading the seeds via MAS. Downloading the dmgs direct from the dev center (and being able to use download accelerators) is soooo much better.
It kind of made sense when they were first testing this delivery mechanism, but now it is a PITA and then the forums are littered with people with bad/incomplete downloads that cannot figure out how to restart/continue them.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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I dont think there is an mac mini hdmi fix in this. the hdmi graphic issue is related to intel and intel has been working on it for windows users with the same problem since june. Until intel comes up with an update for their graphics chip that works it wont make its way to apple until then.
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It's a different installation method to previous builds. You have to download and install os_x_software_update_seed_configuration_utility first from the mac dev center. This opens the mac app store but gives you more updates than those publicly available. OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 now shows up and you have to download it from the mac app store. The dmg or pkg file is not available directly from the mac dev center anymore.

If you want to keep the mountain lion installer then after it downloads from the mac app store but before installing the update go to /Library/Updates and find the file OSXUpd10.8.3.pkg and copy it somewhere. You have to do this because after updating the installer deletes itself!

What a nuisance! Why not just put the dmg on the mac dev center?
What a nuisance indeed. I signed up for the program but no search on the mac dev center brings up the download mentioned above (os x software update seed configuration utility), and I may be blind but it isn't readily seen. Anyone have a link or directions so I can find it?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:51 AM   #8
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and then the link is https://developer.apple.com/devcente...on_utility.dmg
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:52 AM   #9
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I wonder if the following have been fixed.
  • General OS lag
  • Slow shutdowns
  • Slow loading in the MAS
  • slow UI when waking from sleep
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So fast. Next thing we know 10.9 will be here!
It's encouraging to see Apple working diligently to improve OS X. Each time they rev it, the performance gets closer to where it needs to be.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 11:19 PM   #11
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Problems graphics solved with build 12D38 by cons it is the turn of the Safari browser to crash without stopping.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:24 PM   #12
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:31 PM   #13
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Hoping the slow shutdown times are addressed in this release.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:48 PM   #14
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Hoping the slow shutdown times are addressed in this release.
This is what I'm waiting for!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:45 PM   #15
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Hoping the slow shutdown times are addressed in this release.
Ditto.
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Please fix the ridiculously slow access to Windows 7/Server 2008 Samba shares!!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:03 PM   #17
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How bout fixing that awful 2011 Macbook Pro Blue Screen while using discrete graphics issue?
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Hoping the slow shutdown times are addressed in this release.
Yes! Yes! YES!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:50 PM   #19
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My two;

Start up and shut down times seem really long compared to what one typically experiences with Macs.

Geekbench scores between Mountain Lion, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are very close. The thing that bothers me is that ML seems so unresponsive compared to either Windows version. On Windows I click an icon and the app jumps into operation. Doing the same in ML results in the icon bouncing a few times, then the app opens at a slower pace.

The slow Mac response is the same whether on my MBP, MP or mini all of which have ML and Windows as well as Photoshop, Office, VLC, DPP and Hanbrake for both OSs.
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My two;

Start up and shut down times seem really long compared to what one typically experiences with Macs.

Geekbench scores between Mountain Lion, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are very close. The thing that bothers me is that ML seems so unresponsive compared to either Windows version. On Windows I click an icon and the app jumps into operation. Doing the same in ML results in the icon bouncing a few times, then the app opens at a slower pace.

The slow Mac response is the same whether on my MBP, MP or mini all of which have ML and Windows as well as Photoshop, Office, VLC, DPP and Hanbrake for both OSs.
I agree it can be quite slow to open some Mac apps compared to Windows. An SSD of some sort is needed. On a modern MacBook Air things are next to instant in OS X. But i guess that means these things are even quicker in Windows (haven't tried Windows 7 or 8 on a computer with an SSD drive).
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I'm having random lockups every now and then on this beta.
Music keeps playing but the screen is frozen for 30 sec+

No faster shutdown
Graphics performance is still very questionable since that efi update on my retina mbp.
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I'm having random lockups every now and then on this beta.
Music keeps playing but the screen is frozen for 30 sec+

No faster shutdown
Graphics performance is still very questionable since that efi update on my retina mbp.
Same here :/ Too bad i upgraded, lets hope for an update soon!
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Hoping the slow shutdown times are addressed in this release.
I use Sleep for months on end, there's slow shutdowns?
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man, I wish 10.8.2 for rMBP 13 would come out already
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