Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to Developers

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Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan update to developers, just one week after seeding the second beta and three weeks after releasing the first OS X El Capitan update to the public, OS X 10.11.1.

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


We don't know exactly what improvements the second update to OS X El Capitan will introduce, as many of the changes seem to be under-the-hood upgrades. It's likely to focus on bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements to address problems that have popped up since the release of OS X 10.11.1.

Apple's release notes for OS X 10.11.2 have asked developers to focus on Networking, Graphics, Mail, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to Developers
 

Sasparilla

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"It's likely to focus on bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements..."

Bring them on. El Cap has been very stable as my daily driver upgrading from Mountain Lion.
 
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Eithanius

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"It's likely to focus on bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements..."

Bring them on. El Cap has been very stable as my daily driver upgrading from Mountain Lion.
Not as stable as Snow Leopard... There are still bugs everywhere...
 

justmewhoelse

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Downloaded it, restarted - half way through install, error came up - Update can't be verified - Restart. Rebooted back to 15C31f. On restart the MAS sent a Notification of Updates Not Installed.

Not a good sign
 

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Wow, this seems fast, or am I imagining things. Hopefully this will mean we'll see the update sooner then later
 

chinoco02

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Hope they include this in 10.11.2. Please fix the green screen on preview for 13" retina macbook pro's! I know there's a workaround, but when zooming in, I still get the green screen effect.
 

xgman

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Let's hope the third time is a charm and someone over there noticed the usb, etc. issues of the prior two.
 
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Tucom

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Will they ever fix the lag of which the new mail notification sound plays vs. when you actually get the mail in your inbox and the notification center flag is shown. All are still very random and disconnected, this bug has been present since Yosemite IIRC.

Besides a few *slight* UI animation hick ups (at times), I literally have ZERO complaints of El Cap. Phenomenal OS. Running on a Retina 4K 21.5
 

xgman

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Developers have once again been asked to focus their testing on Calendar, graphics, Mail, networking, Notes, Photos, Spotlight, USB, and Wi-Fi.

(so someone did notice the usb problem)
 

brentg33

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Has anyone noticed higher than average ram usage for systemuiserver in the last beta ?
Especially when running dual displays as separate spaces?
 

justmewhoelse

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Off topic a bit - but does Back to my Mac work for anyone?

Hasn't for me for since Yosemite. Connection failure all the time. Both Mac;s same AppleID too. When home it connects fine to each other on my network - just when traveling BTTM doesn't connect EVER.

I login now via Screen Sharing. I assume Apple has abandoned BTTM.
 

ScooterComputer

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Off topic a bit - but does Back to my Mac work for anyone?

Hasn't for me for since Yosemite. Connection failure all the time. Both Mac;s same AppleID too. When home it connects fine to each other on my network - just when traveling BTTM doesn't connect EVER.

I login now via Screen Sharing. I assume Apple has abandoned BTTM.
I've had a LOT of trouble with BTTM and iCloud in general the last year and half. I'm still running 10.9.5 daily. What I find is that occasionally I need to completely log out of iCloud on all the machines I want to use BTTM, and then log them all back in and re-enable BTTM. I have also found that updates sometimes "jam" iCloud because I have to log IN to re-authenticate to iCloud (first login after update), but I can't obviously DO THAT because I'm trying to remote in over BTTM.

My solution? I bought Screens for Mac and use Screens Connect. Tired of the stupid Apple games.
 

ScooterComputer

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I hope the final version is released soon. Mail on my MBA is still super buggy.
Sigh…how long does it take to make BASIC EMAIL work, Apple?

I installed 10.11.1, only to find that at least half-a-dozen bugs that I've filed since 10.7 ARE STILL THERE. Stupid, UX bugs. If Apple can't be bothered to clean up low-hanging UX fruit, I have ZERO confidence Apple is getting to the bottom of the severe issues Mail.app has with Spotlight, indexing, and its database (which seem to be the root cause of the non-updating mailbox issues, disappearing messages, and slow notifications). Forget about expecting Apple to actually work on cleaning up the mail server connection threading corruption problems. So stupid.

Worse is that I have several business clients that I "switched" from Windows to Mac…the Mail.app problems are bad enough that they are considering going back to Windows, Outlook, and Office365 Exchange on their next platform refresh. Good job, Apple. Good job. All because you can't seem to figure out how to effectively handle a 30 year old technology.
 
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justmewhoelse

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I've had a LOT of trouble with BTTM and iCloud in general the last year and half. I'm still running 10.9.5 daily. What I find is that occasionally I need to completely log out of iCloud on all the machines I want to use BTTM, and then log them all back in and re-enable BTTM. I have also found that updates sometimes "jam" iCloud because I have to log IN to re-authenticate to iCloud (first login after update), but I can't obviously DO THAT because I'm trying to remote in over BTTM.

My solution? I bought Screens for Mac and use Screens Connect. Tired of the stupid Apple games.
I'll look into Screens.

Yeah when away, can't restart the computer trying to login to.

I've t logged out of everything in iCloud - didn't help - and then setting it all back up sometimes is annoying.

When away I have one of my kids disable/enable BTTM, doesn't work.

I've worked with Apple tech on it some - they had me trying things - nothing solved it - then they just stopped responding to the support email thread. Amazing. But BTTM DOES NOT work and Apple doesn't care.

Thanks for reply and info.
 

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Sigh…how long does it take to make BASIC EMAIL work, Apple?

I installed 10.11.1, only to find that at least half-a-dozen bugs that I've filed since 10.7 ARE STILL THERE. Stupid, UX bugs. If Apple can't be bothered to clean up low-hanging UX fruit, I have ZERO confidence Apple is getting to the bottom of the severe issues Mail.app has with Spotlight, indexing, and its database (which seem to be the root cause of the non-updating mailbox issues, disappearing messages, and slow notifications). Forget about expecting Apple to actually work on cleaning up the mail server connection threading corruption problems. So stupid.

Worse is that I have several business clients that I "switched" from Windows to Mac…the Mail.app problems are bad enough that they are considering going back to Windows, Outlook, and Office365 Exchange on their next platform refresh. Good job, Apple. Good job. All because you can't seem to figure out how to effectively handle a 30 year old technology.
When I first installed El Capitan, my entire MAIL database was corrupted even to account name, servers selected to send receive. It was so unusable that I had to delete the entire install. Only until the public BETA was this corruption fixed. I did 3 completely unusable installs. The transfer of MAIL only recently worked at ALL! How Apple could screw something so fundamentally simple up boggles my mind. Sure I have more than a dozen email accounts for work, pleasure, etc, and lots of email saved. How is it that Apple can never fix this.

So far, the latest release before this one seems to work for me. This one does not show as available to me for some reason.
 
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Anyone else having problems remote accessing (screen shareing) another Mac and/or connecting with WD NAS drives since El Cap (on a local network)? None of these betas seem to resolve it and all was fine under 10.10.

As someone above mentioned, the Screens App (from an iOS device) works fine for screen sharing and remote access, but it's not idea, as I'd prefer to use the native remote access app on the Mac, but the 'Share' option very rarely shows up on Finder.
 

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Why are thoughtful people installing a beta on production machines? Why?
To potentially (early) fix issues they may be having on prod El Cap, perhaps? They are generally far more stable than iOS betas. Especially minor releases.
 
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SBlue1

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Downloaded five minutes ago. The battery life sucks... Oh, wrong thread! :D
 
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