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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite to developers, just over two weeks after releasing the eighth Developer Preview alongside the third public beta of the upcoming Mac operating system.

The latest update for developers, which arrives as Build 14A379a, can be downloaded from the Mac App Store and through Apple's Mac Dev Center. Apple has also released Xcode 6.1 GM seed and a new version of OS X Server 4.0 developer preview.

OS X Yosemite brings a flatter, more modern look to OS X, with an emphasis on translucency and redesigned dock, windows, and more. It also includes a multitude of new features, such as improved integration with iOS 8 through Continuity, a new "Today" view in Notification Center that offers integration with third-party apps, a retooled Spotlight search with new data sources, and several new features for apps like Mail, Safari, and Messages.

Over the course of the beta testing period, each Developer Preview has added new features and refined the look and performance of OS X Yosemite, although changes have become less obvious in more recent builds as Apple begins finalizing Yosemite ahead of its public release, which is expected in late October.

The current build may or may not be a final version of OS X Yosemite, depending on the outcome of final testing. As an example, Apple last year seeded its planned golden master build to developers on October 3, although it did release a second golden master version a few weeks later just ahead of the public release on October 22.

Update 11:07 AM: Apple has also released the fourth public beta of OS X Yosemite, which carries a slightly different build number of 14A379b compared to the golden master candidate build distributed to developers.

Update 11:54 AM: Both the developer and public beta releases include the fix for the "Shellshock" bash security flaw. Apple released fixes for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion yesterday.

Article Link: Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers [Update: Also Public Beta]


macrumors 65816
Nov 9, 2010
Just hope they have gotten rid of most obvious bugs and is not a disaster like iOS 8 GM.


macrumors demi-god
Dec 30, 2009
857MB update.

I'll most likely do a clean install on all my machines tonight or sometime this week.

Text message forwarding is back.
When you enable it on your Mac, it gives you a code to enter on your iPhone to Allow forwarding.


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macrumors 65816
Mar 25, 2010
the way things have been going with apple lately, ill be waiting to update my computer.

Good call. Besides I'm mostly interested in the Hand off function for SMS, too bad I don't think that will work with my old ass Mac Mini from 2009 or even my slightly newer Macbook Pro 2011.


Dec 6, 2012
I am on the second public beta. I think it is in fairly good shape but still needed some fixes. Hopefully all the dev betas and now this truly put the finishing touches on what seems like a really good OS. For example I am very much enjoying answering and making calls on my computer through the integration with the iphone.


macrumors regular
Oct 23, 2009
I hope 10.10 will be released before the newly announced Windows 10. :D

edit: not first on that one


macrumors 6502a
Jan 2, 2007
I've only just joined the beta program.

It says its downloading BETA 3 but it's dated September 30th, so is this the GM or no?


macrumors 6502a
Nov 7, 2006
Good call. Besides I'm mostly interested in the Hand off function for SMS, too bad I don't think that will work with my old ass Mac Mini from 2009 or even my slightly newer Macbook Pro 2011.

People seems to get it confused..

Handoff (which is where you can start an email on one device and pick up on the other, instant hotspot, and AirDrop) will not work on your Macs

Continuity (accepting/placing phone calls, as well as SMS) will work on your Macs as long as you're running iOS 8 and Yosemite.
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