Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.5 Build 12F26 to Developers

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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
  2. macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2012
  3. macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    I don't think anyone is downloading anything from the developer site :rolleyes:
  4. macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2008
    How do you know this, MacRumors? The developer site is down and you can't login.

    Am I the only one confused by this?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Antoni Nygaard

    Jun 23, 2009
    It can be downloaded via the Software Update if you have the developer seed configuration utility
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2008
    I guess someone picked it up as a delta update for 10.9?
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2012
    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? :confused:
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
  9. tywebb13, Jul 24, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2013

    macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2012
    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.
  10. macrumors 68030


    Nov 23, 2011
    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.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2011
    Boston, MA
    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.
  12. macrumors regular


    Dec 1, 2006
    Salt Lake City YOOTah
    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...
  13. macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2008
    You wait for 10.x.2, test, and deploy. Unless it's Lion. Then you ignore it.
  14. macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hoping the Developer Center is back up soon..
  15. Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    The important question is: what for?
  16. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    "what for?" what?
  17. macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2009
    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.
  18. macrumors member


    Jan 1, 2013
    Northern Norway
    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)
  19. macrumors 6502

    sascha h-k

    Apr 26, 2004
    vienna / austria
    nonsens: dev. pages still on "we will be back SOON", so download only via app store.
  20. C DM, Jul 24, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 25, 2013

    macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    At least Apple is still making these betas available despite the dev portal fiasco.
  22. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    For OS X at least anyway.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2011
    Just because they're releasing Mavericks 10.9 doesn't mean they stop updating ML 10.8 all together.


    Everything before Intel is obsolete I would think. Or at least deprecated?


    What's the difference besides delivery and install?
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
  25. macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    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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