Can the GM be updated to 10.7.0 & 10.7.1 etc?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MacBookPro13", Jul 1, 2011.

  1. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2011
    Basically the Dev's install the Lion GM and continue to use it when the official release is out and install updates like normal or will they have to re-install the final version for retail again?
  2. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    the GM IS 10.7.0. So yes.
  3. Benz63amg macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    how are u so sure?

    if its that way then why wont everybody install the GM and then just update to the final via software update?

    that doesnt make sense, how do u know u can update to the final via software update from the golden master?
  4. Applepi macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2007
    I also was wondering about this. I would imagine you could just continue using it and update to the next revision but with Apple who knows.
  5. thankins macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    Honestly - GM is Apple's code for retail
  6. JKK photography macrumors regular

    JKK photography

    Jul 14, 2009
    Without the need to burn this software to physical media, then Apple could release multiple GMs if any big bugs are discovered. So technically, you have no idea if what you said is true. :p
  7. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    Because Apple will make it work, or there will be some ticked customers.
  8. AVonGauss macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boynton Beach, FL
    They have physical media for the existing and new hardware stock to manage, plus from a software development perspective, you still have to cut it off at some point and switch to update mode.
  9. WiLLGT09 macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2007
    well, for one thing there was no seed note with this GM release (nor any warning when generating the App Store code) that stated anything about NOT being able to update.

    I think we'll be ok to install this.
  10. JKK photography macrumors regular

    JKK photography

    Jul 14, 2009
    Sure; but if there is a huge bug (unlikely, sure, but they did have multiple GM releases for iOS 4.2), then they would probably release another GM.

    And who says they are going to do a DVD update for existing/new stock? I'd imagine they'd slip in a Mac App Store code to the packaging, instead of a DVD. But we'll see.

    Anyways, I'm just refuting that one point; I do believe that this will be updatable in the future.
  11. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    That is not how software releases on this scale work. If there is a serious show-stopper bug found between now and the actual release, sure, you might find a second GM. By 'serious' I mean 'takes your important data out back and shoots it in the face'. If that were to happen, the actual release would be delayed by whatever period there is between now and the release (assuming no such bug.)

    True, there is no manufacturing going on for the retail release, so that delay can be skipped, but that's not the only reason there's time between GM and retail release.
  12. Benz63amg macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    i doubt this GM will be updateable, if it is then i dont see why wont all of us install the GM now and start using Lion...

    but i dont think it will be up datable nor am i taking chances checking if it will, it would piss me really bad if i installed the gm and wont be able to update to the final.
  13. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    Suit yourself, but the GM and 'the final' are the same thing.
  14. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    You need to look up the definition of "golden master."
  15. Benz63amg macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    i know what golden master is.

    why isnt everyone installing the GM right NOW then if its the same as the final version and can be updated to the final on release date? how are YOU so sure? do you have proof?
  16. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2007
    In the past, developers have had to re-install once the final shipping version is actually released. No different than iOS GM's.
  17. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
  18. vultureboy macrumors member


    Nov 28, 2006
    Blackpool, UK
    Because this is the way Apple have done things for a very long time. It is possible that they will choose to change this for OSX Lion but chances are very slim.

    Plus, Who isn't installing the GM seed? I know I am!
  19. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    Because it's still pre-release software and not generally available.

    And I'm "so sure" because I've been in this game for a long, long time.
  20. Benz63amg macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    where do i download the golden maser if im not a developer?
  21. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    Even if you were to install the final version
    over the GM -- it would not hurt what you already
    have on the drive. It would just replace it but keep
    programs and content in place.

    Here is my predicament....

    I have a developer in the family. He will install
    the GM on my iMac.

    I want to support Apple. So, when the final is
    released to consumers, I want to be able to use
    my GM to go to the App Store and download the
    consumer version.

    I take it that should work....yes?
  22. SimonJ macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Czech Republic
    Well, maybe that is why everybody is not installing it right now...:rolleyes:
  23. Benz63amg macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010

    you dont get it do you? Apple CLEARLY said you wont be able to install Lion's Final version if you have the Developer Preview 4, now that the GM came out, nobody knows if its the same with the golden master aswell or if you can now actually update to the final version via software update or something.
  24. NJRonbo, Jul 1, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 1, 2011

    NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    No YOU don't get it

    Did I ever mention DP4? No, I didn't.

    I mentioned the Gold Master. I am going from
    Snow Leopard to the Gold Master.

    The Gold Master, for all intensive purposes IS

    Now reread my post again.

    I want to reinstall the consumer version over
    the Gold Master so I can pay for it and support Apple.

    All I want to know is if I can do that.

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