Can the Gold Master be updated if a second Gold Master is released?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by sofakng, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. sofakng macrumors regular

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    I'm tempted to download El Capitan and perform a clean install, but what happens if a second Gold Master is released? Is there just a simple update downloaded from the App Store?

    Will I be able to update (if needed) to a 100% final version?
     
  2. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Yes you will be able to install the latest version of El Cap straight away.
    Just like iOS 9.
     
  3. patternjake macrumors member

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    Yup, it can be updated like any other build. However I doubt there will be another GM, I think this is it peeps!
     
  4. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    We thoughts hat about iOS 9 right? Lol
     
  5. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    If I were a betting man I would say there will be at least one more GM Candidate before September 30th.
     
  6. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    If there is nothing wrong there will only be one GM. I believe that over the last couple of years each big OS update only got one GM.
     
  7. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Yosemite had 3 GM Candidate releases before the final GM release.
     
  8. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    A GM Candidate is something different than a GM, Apple calls it the GM seed for a reason this year. :)
     
  9. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Apple specifically is calling it a GM Candidate in the Downloads in the App Store. There technically will not be a GM until September 30th.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    If another GM is cut, then it will be done as a new download not as an update to the existing GM.
     

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