Apple Seeds Build 12E36 of OS X Beta 10.8.4 Developers

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    Apple today issued build 12E36 of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, roughly a week after build 12E33a was released. Build 12E36 marks the fourth beta iteration of OS X 10.8.4.
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    Apple continues to ask developers to focus on Wi-Fi, Graphics Drivers, and Safari.

    The update is available through the software update tool in the Mac App Store and Apple's Developer Page.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Build 12E36 of OS X Beta 10.8.4 Developers
     
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    I'm a dev with seed access and I can't decide if it's worth downloading this or not. I wish they'd be more specific about changes.
     
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    I just took a nap and am getting ready to have dinner. Where's my story?
     
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    ...but is it snappier?
     
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    I encountered kernel panic and not waking from sleep in the previous release.

    Enough whining about how long this takes and let them get it right!
     
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    Isn't it always?
     
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    I will it admit, every beta release has improved Safari noticeably. I knew some sites weren't loading as some sites weren't updated, which some associated with the reloading lag in Safari. However I haven't experienced reloading the page every time I navigate.

    Now, if only Apple released better OpenGL support (and a new Mac Pro) :eek:
     
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    Open the delta update with Pacifist.
     
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    If you're a dev, wouldn't it be worth it to test your software with every beta?
     
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    Better OpenGL support?

    I mean, it isn't like both Linux and Windows have good OpenGL support or anything, I'm sure it's fine. >_>

    <_<
     
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    So, does Safari still reload when going back a page? That's the most annoying aspect with recent Safari versions... well, other than the huge WebProcess sucking up RAM.
     
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    So far it seems much better. Can't say much as I'm not a web developer :eek:


    This has been a contention with many for years. Currently, Apple only supports object shading in 4.1. Nada for 4.0, and only 5/10 for 3.3. 4.0+ support has only recently been developed. Other platforms are faring much better in that department. :)
     

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    The really horrible part is when somebody said that my Intel HD 4000 was the thing holding me back when it came to OpenGL support... yet on the Windows side I have support for 4.0 because Intel added support a while back (december or so).

    It's frustrating.
     
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    Exactly. I miss the OS X focused days, before 10.7. MacRumors and such used to have front page threads when OS X 10.X beta's were released (every 1-2 weeks during a 1-1/2 year testing period). A lot of beta's had new features (even ZFS was tested out in Leopard beta's). Now it seems iOS and social networking integration are main focuses, stability and improved support - not so much. :eek:

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    This is a good point, and one that makes me dislike the DP's that replaced the clean installs required for 10.X beta releases. As a developer, a clean install for a major release is a better gauge at debugging, etc. than installing beta's over other beta's. Developers (generally) have experienced more issues since 10.7 than before (at least, for those I know).
     
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    This is my first Mac, so I wasn't around back then.

    I'm a bit disappointed, though. When I read about the yearly release cycle, I thought that meant Macs were getting center stage.

    Then again, I got a Mac because I heard OS X was optimized for the hardware... which I like the idea of.
     
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    Another beta, another thread of people whining about OS X.
     
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    A small improvement

    After the update - for me - it looks like it fixed a bug in rearranging apps in the LaunchPad.

    Didn't notice any improvement on any other fields.
    I have a MBP 17 inch.

    What can I say... waiting for 10.9 and the second coming of Christ.

    We'll see which one comes first....
     
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    Safari memory management seems like it has improved.
     
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    You mean WebKit!?
     
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    And why do you think people are whining about OS X?
     

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