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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.5 Build 12F26 to Developers




Apple today seeded build 12F26 of OS X 10.8.5 to developers, marking the sixth beta iteration of 10.8.5. The release comes exactly one week after the previous OS X 10.8.5 beta, build 12F23.

As with previous betas, the update contains no known issues and can be downloaded via Apple's Developer page or through the software update tool of the Mac App Store. It is also available to AppleSeed members with a new version of Safari.

Apple's OS X 10.8.5 beta is being tested along side the next version of the operating system, OS X Mavericks. Apple has thus far seeded four developer previews of Mavericks and plans to offer the new operating system to the public in the fall.

Article Link: Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.5 Build 12F26 to Developers
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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What is the nvidia driver version?
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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I don't think anyone is downloading anything from the developer site
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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How do you know this, MacRumors? The developer site is down and you can't login.

Am I the only one confused by this?
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:38 PM   #5
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It can be downloaded via the Software Update if you have the developer seed configuration utility
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:39 PM   #6
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I guess someone picked it up as a delta update for 10.9?
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:39 PM   #7
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I'm a total noob in this area, but can someone explain me why they are still updating ML when they're releasing Mavericks in Oct/Nov?
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:39 PM   #8
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:42 PM   #9
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I'm a total noob in this area, but can someone explain me why they are still updating ML when they're releasing Mavericks in Oct/Nov?
Obviously mountain lion still needs to be maintained for the general public whilst they wait for mavericks.

I'm a bit annoyed though that the delta and combo dmg files can't be accessed yet from the mac dev center. I prefer those to the mas update method.

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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:43 PM   #10
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I'm a total noob in this area, but can someone explain me why they are still updating ML when they're releasing Mavericks in Oct/Nov?
There are some older machines that may not be able to run Mavericks, but can run Mountain Lion. Furthermore, more updates means a more stable operating system. Despite people's gripes with how Apple update their products, they're actually very good in maintaining legacy support -- especially when compared to other hardware manufacturers.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:43 PM   #11
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I'm a total noob in this area, but can someone explain me why they are still updating ML when they're releasing Mavericks in Oct/Nov?
Because not everyone will upgrade to Mavericks; either because they don't want to spend the money or because their hardware will be not be supported. Also because security issues will continue to be found, and will need to be patched.
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I'm a total noob in this area, but can someone explain me why they are still updating ML when they're releasing Mavericks in Oct/Nov?
Because companies can't just hop on the Mavericks Bandwagon, There are support implications, and some of us have to wait for software to drop to support the new functionality. Then there is the whole "Testing a new OS" side of IT. Sure, Microsoft OS'es are a bit different than Apple, but you can't just release a new version of an OS to a department or company without knowing how you're going to support it, and handle the differences.


Also, I don;t think anyone is downloading this from the Apple Developer Site...
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:56 PM   #13
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Then there is the whole "Testing a new OS" side of IT.
You wait for 10.x.2, test, and deploy. Unless it's Lion. Then you ignore it.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 05:02 PM   #14
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Hoping the Developer Center is back up soon..
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I'm a total noob in this area, but can someone explain me why they are still updating ML when they're releasing Mavericks in Oct/Nov?
The important question is: what for?
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The important question is: what for?
"what for?" what?
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I'm a total noob in this area, but can someone explain me why they are still updating ML when they're releasing Mavericks in Oct/Nov?
Why not...? ML is the CURRENT OS, Mavericks is the OS to be launched. It's not there yet. So ML needs to be maintained. Simple as that.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 05:48 PM   #18
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I'm a total noob in this area, but can someone explain me why they are still updating ML when they're releasing Mavericks in Oct/Nov?
Definetively a noob, yes,
But do not worry, with time you will be wiser. hehehe

The reason they do updates is because there is many many thousands still using OS X even as old as Leopard, and earlier. (Earlier versions than Leopard is obsolete/not supported?, correct me if I'm wrong)
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 06:30 PM   #20
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nonsens: dev. pages still on "we will be back SOON", so download only via app store.
It's been updated recently: http://devimages.apple.com/maintenance/

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At least Apple is still making these betas available despite the dev portal fiasco.
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At least Apple is still making these betas available despite the dev portal fiasco.
For OS X at least anyway.
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I'm a total noob in this area, but can someone explain me why they are still updating ML when they're releasing Mavericks in Oct/Nov?
Just because they're releasing Mavericks 10.9 doesn't mean they stop updating ML 10.8 all together.

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Definetively a noob, yes,
But do not worry, with time you will be wiser. hehehe

The reason they do updates is because there is many many thousands still using OS X even as old as Leopard, and earlier. (Earlier versions than Leopard is obsolete/not supported?, correct me if I'm wrong)
Everything before Intel is obsolete I would think. Or at least deprecated?

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Obviously mountain lion still needs to be maintained for the general public whilst they wait for mavericks.

I'm a bit annoyed though that the delta and combo dmg files can't be accessed yet from the mac dev center. I prefer those to the mas update method.
What's the difference besides delivery and install?
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 08:21 PM   #24
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So what is updated in 10.8.5?
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So what is updated in 10.8.5?
Just stability and bugfixes, no new features or anything. Just fixing those specific problems that happens when you do a certain thing with a certain program, which far from all people will experience.

I do also get the safari seeds though, which are 6.1.x seeds, so not 7.x like in mavericks but still updated.
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