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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming OS X El Capitan update to developers for testing purposes, more than a week after releasing the first OS X 10.11.1 beta and one day before the scheduled public release of OS X El Capitan on September 30.

The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

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The first beta of OS X 10.11.1 introduced support for Unicode 8 and new emoji like taco, burrito, cheese wedge, hot dog, middle finger, and unicorn head.

It is not clear what other improvements the first update to OS X El Capitan will bring, but it's likely to be a minor update that includes bug fixes and performance improvements for issues encountered following the operating system's official release. According to Apple's release notes, the beta offers stability, compatibility, and security improvements.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta to Developers
 

macintoshmac

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I have been downloading this OTA for about 20 minutes now. Dev Portal got updated just now. It got reflected in MAS before being available on the dev portal.

656 MB on Late 2011 MBP 15.
 

tombiscuit

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Could this be the quickest point release following a major OS release, ever?

Seems to be Apple's way nowadays, what with iOS 9.1 coming out so quickly.

I've got to warn you as somebody who's been running El Cap for a few weeks, there are quite a few bugs there and some are biggies (mouse cursor disappearing, Finder not updating when new files are added/created). I've been waiting for a second GM Candidate to appear.
 

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Finder not updating when new files are added/created).

The first and the only time it happened to me drove me nuts for a few moments before I realised this seems to be a bug. Restarted the entire system instead of just killing Finder ... worked.
 

rhysmorgan

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Could this be the quickest point release following a major OS release, ever?

Seems to be Apple's way nowadays, what with iOS 9.1 coming out so quickly.

I've got to warn you as somebody who's been running El Cap for a few weeks, there are quite a few bugs there and some are biggies (mouse cursor disappearing, Finder not updating when new files are added/created). I've been waiting for a second GM Candidate to appear.
iOS 8.1 was being beta tested just before iOS 8 came out as well though. I'd rather quick bugfix and performance enhancement releases than not!
 

tombiscuit

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iOS 8.1 was being beta tested just before iOS 8 came out as well though. I'd rather quick bugfix and performance enhancement releases than not!

I guess, but pity those of us who update friends/relatives systems. We give them the new OS, go away hoping not to have to do that again too soon and... We have to do it again.
 
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25ghosts

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That is nothing less than mortifying. My condolences. Is there anything we can do to help you?

I am DL the Full Installer as I write... The problem, I take, is that at one point I altered the System Version to trigger an installer to work... After that ALL HELL broke loose an I also lost the App Store Option to accept Dev. Software... I take that something in the system blew as I triggered the version to be 10.70.0 instead of 10.11

Some VERY badly written installers believe that 10.4 is HIGHER than 10.11 ;-) And setting El Cap to 10.7 will throw a dialog that the ALL the os x apps are need a newer system to run. So I set it to 10.70. Which would fool the installer to think the OS is 10.7 and fool El Cap to believe it is higher than 10.7 ;-)
 

Gigaman

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Could this be the quickest point release following a major OS release, ever?

Seems to be Apple's way nowadays, what with iOS 9.1 coming out so quickly.

I've got to warn you as somebody who's been running El Cap for a few weeks, there are quite a few bugs there and some are biggies (mouse cursor disappearing, Finder not updating when new files are added/created). I've been waiting for a second GM Candidate to appear.

Does the cursor reappear when you move the mouse?

I installed an app meant to make my cursor disappear after a few seconds and reappear when I move the mouse soo..
 

tombiscuit

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Does the cursor reappear when you move the mouse?

I installed an app meant to make my cursor disappear after a few seconds and reappear when I move the mouse soo..

It comes back if I waggle the mouse a lot. Coincidentally the new "cursor waggle reveal" thing stopped working around the same time this started to be an issue, so the two are very likely related. (Thinking hard about this, I used to have the same issue way back with OS X and back then it was related to the mouse cursor being enlarged in Accessibility, and sure enough I currently have it enlarged in Accessibility now.)

I also have the cursor disappear sometimes when using apps that rely on the discrete GPU of the MacBook, like Photoshop, but I *think* this also happened with Yosemite.
 

StudyFlo

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They should fix the freakin' Preview.app, it's just horrible. I can't zoom into high-quality (18MP+) Images (JPG) and PDF scrolling isn't smooth at all!
 

asiga

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It should be a release candidate rather than a beta, but the release tomorrow is probably gonna be beta-quality, so go ahead.
 
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