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Apple Seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Build 14C99d to Developers

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Apple today seeded a fifth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers, just one week after seeding the fourth beta of OS X 10.10.2 and nearly two months after seeding the first beta.

The new beta, build 14C99d, is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center.

As with previous betas, Apple asks developers to focus testing on Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. Many Yosemite users have had some ongoing problems with Wi-Fi since the new OS was first launched in October, and a November 10.10.1 update did not resolve all of the lingering issues.

Article Link: Apple Seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Build 14C99d to Developers
 

amiga-tone

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Last build broke a lot

Yeah the reason I suspect this follows so quickly on the tails of the last update is because the last build caused quite a lot of issues - my iMac was rebooting every 12 hours and I was having serious network issues where noting would register over the wifi.
 
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SoAnyway

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Please tell me that a public release is imminent as I'm still on 10.10.0. I just don't want to update to 10.10.1 then have 10.10.2 come out the next day.
 
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tywebb13

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9to5mac have made the prediction that public release could be soon:

"With only one week passing between pre-release builds, it seems the patch is getting closer to completion, and could be expected for public release soon."

Whether that is true remains to be seen.

Link: http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/14/os-x-10-10-2-14c99d/
 
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Erastopic

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I like how they slowly re-designs the App Store with minor new UI elements in every developer seed, kind of weird how they do it.

Anyways, I hope we see Photos soon. I need a photo manager that works without question between iOS devices. Other 3rd party options are not ideal and iPhoto has never been ideal. Photos on iCloud.com just don't cut it, it can only do a fracture of what the desktop component will be able to do.

And I was recently watching David A. Cox (PC Classes Online) and he said that someone he knew inside of Apple (sort of a insider) told him to not organize anything on iPhoto if you plan to, reason being Photos will launch soon, so I hope it's bundled with the final 10.10.2. :D
 
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redheeler

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Please tell me that a public release is imminent as I'm still on 10.10.0. I just don't want to update to 10.10.1 then have 10.10.2 come out the next day.

What's so wrong with updating again the next day?
 
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seecoolguy

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I hope they fix the sleep / resume freezes. The other issue I had was the disabling of trim enabler. :(
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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With 10.10.1 I've suddenly started having my iMac drop its wifi connection at random twice a week or so. It's really annoying. It's not a router issue because it's not happening to any of the other devices on the network, just the iMac running 10.10.1 (the other devices aren't running 10.10.1.)
 
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Tucom

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Interesting, I've had no WiFi issues, no BlueTooth issues. There a few other bugs that I have, however.

1.) There's delay when you get an audible notification of a new e-mail vs the on-screen visual one. The sound is like 5 seconds late, sometimes more, sometimes less.

2.) There's also the bug of when opening a new Finder window, the selection rectangle when the mouse button is held down lags, until you go into another folder within that Finder window, then it's smooth 60FPS.

3.) Another bug would be Window resizing. It's not BAD, but noticeably a bit of lag vs. none with Mavericks, though apps like Calendar resize just fine, no lag.

4.) BIG one is the fuzzy/blurry text and fonts that appear gradually over time of using Yosemite. Details about that can be found on Apple's own forums. I submitted a bug report to Apple about this.

https://discussions.apple.com/message/26853159#26853159


5.) Finally, SAFARI! Constant hanging of the iMac 2009 27 that I'm one, where it needs to be restarted manually with holding down the power button to turn it off. Using Chrome instead and no crashes, yet. Happened with Mavericks, as well.
 
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technosix

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Seed note also says a focus area is bluetooth.

I often wonder just what it is about wireless connectivity that Apple struggles with. Bluetooth and WiFi seem to be among Apples weakest skills. You'd think after all these years they'd get tired of the repeated failures they've had.

Those of us who have been long time customers, especially with their laptops have had more than our fair share of bugs, annoyances and even rather long stints of down time. Apparently it will never be a priority.
 
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ThunderSkunk

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Well, it's time for my bi-annual fresh OS install on this non-retina iMac.
Considering the poorly rendered UI fonts and bugs of Yosemite, in exchange for turning the OS into a 13 year old girls fashion accessory, I guess I'm sticking with Mavericks, & not upgrading to Yosemite.

I guess I'll consider it again upon the final release when they announce whatever they're going to call 10.11.0.
 
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unobtainium

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Hope it fixes PDFs and the weird numbering issue. I'm currently on "MacBook Pro (3)" again after having the problem settle down for a while.
 
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MikhailT

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I often wonder just what it is about wireless connectivity that Apple struggles with. Bluetooth and WiFi seem to be among Apples weakest skills. You'd think after all these years they'd get tired of the repeated failures they've had.

Those of us who have been long time customers, especially with their laptops have had more than our fair share of bugs, annoyances and even rather long stints of down time. Apparently it will never be a priority.

They're doing something horrible with the whole networking stack, which includes bluetooth.

It looks like they've been trying to integrate it deeply to work with other features like AirDrop, Handoff, Continuity, and so on but when they go wrong, so does the entire stack.

Before AirDrop and other features, the network stack was stable as heck. I never had any issues for like a decade before they decided to do something fun.

DNS issues are pissing me off in Yosemite, they've replaced the stable and reliable mDNSresponder with craptastic buggy as heck discoveryd at the last minute. They replaced mDNSresponder late in Yosemite development, so I'm not surprised it's so unstable.

You can find out more about the DNS issue here: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/01/why-dns-in-os-x-10-10-is-broken-and-what-you-can-do-to-fix-it/
 
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TheralSadurns

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After some limited testing, they did fix at least quite a few rather annoying graphical glitches.

I'm rocking dark mode with the increased contrast + reduce transparency options checked.
The previous beta had the three-finger-tap-in-line-dictionary screwed up in dark mode. You could barely read anything because you had medium gray text und a light gray background (and I could've called the text light gray as well... as the colors were almost the same shade).

For people with increased contrast checked:
Some menu bar items were (almost) illegible when clicked. The list of available wifi networks for example would be super dark gray text on black background. → Fixed.
System Preferences was showing some awkward behavior with ignoring the increase contrast option and showing the regular blue highlight in the menu bar. → Fixed

I haven't noticed anything else yet.
But fixing the in-line dictionary is rather big for me... as I pretty much depend on it. On the other hand... that bug should have never been introduced in the first place...
 
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MikhailT

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After some limited testing, they did fix at least quite a few rather annoying graphical glitches.

I'm rocking dark mode with the increased contrast + reduce transparency options checked.
The previous beta had the three-finger-tap-in-line-dictionary screwed up in dark mode. You could barely read anything because you had medium gray text und a light gray background (and I could've called the text light gray as well... as the colors were almost the same shade).

For people with increased contrast checked:
Some menu bar items were (almost) illegible when clicked. The list of available wifi networks for example would be super dark gray text on black background. → Fixed.
System Preferences was showing some awkward behavior with ignoring the increase contrast option and showing the regular blue highlight in the menu bar. → Fixed

I haven't noticed anything else yet.
But fixing the in-line dictionary is rather big for me... as I pretty much depend on it. On the other hand... that bug should have never been introduced in the first place...

The in-line dictionary looks like it was replaced, it has a different design now.
 
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TheralSadurns

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The in-line dictionary looks like it was replaced, it has a different design now.

You're quite right. But...
I think in the previous beta it was replaced. There you always had two buttons that let you switch between the dictionary and wikipedia or another source of information.
With this beta it seems they simply reverted to the old version.
 
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MikhailT

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You're quite right. But...
I think in the previous beta it was replaced. There you always had two buttons that let you switch between the dictionary and wikipedia or another source of information.
With this beta it seems they simply reverted to the old version.

Ooops, good catch. I just realized I didn't update this Mac to today's beta. After installing the update, it reverted to the old design.

What the heck, why? I kinda like the new design better. Meant for 10.11?
 
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TheralSadurns

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Ooops, good catch. I just realized I didn't update this Mac to today's beta. After installing the update, it reverted to the old design.

What the heck, why? I kinda like the new design better. Meant for 10.11?

I thought the new design was a bit weird. But I liked it, too. If it just hadn't been so darn buggy.

Talking of the new design and the integrated wikipedia thingy... which is also in Spotlight and in Safari Suggestions. I wish you could set WHICH wikipedia etc. to use.
My computer is set to Germany as a region, as this is where I live. But everything else is in English! But alas... because of the region all 'smart' suggestions default to wikipedia.DE etc. which drives me mad...
 
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idemetr1

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Anyone elses mouse pointer keep dissapearing in Safari...?
 
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Northgrove

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Apparently there's a new bug with color fringing in Spotlight Search rendering while in dark mode:
http://i.imgur.com/TrXsRJi.png

I recognize that problem from Windows DirectWrite smoothing with similar bright-on-dark scenarios. It probably confuses the rendering engine, and maybe they missed this case while they seemed to have revised it to fix other bugs. I think best might be to simply disable smoothing altogether in this case (spotlight + dark mode) if they can't fix this in time. Retina displays won't really make font jagginess visible anyway, but fringing might be.
 
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