Developer Preview

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by bslindgreen, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. bslindgreen macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011

    I'm thinking of installing the Developer Preview of Yosemite but i wan't to hear from others who has it if it has a lot of bugs. I know that it's in beta and therefor i know it won't be bug free, however my question is will my overall experience be affected by the fact that it's in beta or what?
  2. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    What software were you planning on developing for the Mac?
  3. bslindgreen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011
    I'm not developing mac apps but i develop iOS apps. It would be more to test the new functions and design rather than bug tracking.
  4. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    I installed it as well to check things out and I gotta say wait, unless you need to use Xcode 6 beta. Installing it on a separate partition would be a good idea. I set up a 20GB partition.

    YMMV, but I get graphical lags, safari crashes, etc. I would hate to in the middle of coding something and then have it crash on me!
  5. c1phr macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
    I have had a really stable system overall, but I've crashed Xcode 6 3 times in an hour before doing iOS work. Interface Builder was the culprit, so I'm thinking that just working on the backend of an application might be a little less risky.
  6. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    IMHO, your experience WILL be affected by the fact it is beta. There are many bugs, don't expect all features to even work properly, don't update over your current OS if you have any data you want preserved.
    10.10 doesn't play well right now with older apps or with syncing data but it is to be expected, once the public beta hits, it may be much more stable but the developer preview is usually intended for those that understand that you most likely will experience problems and how to fix them, if not then you know where to go to get the information to fix it. Dev forums usually.
  7. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    absolutely. it's very flakey right now, some stuff just doesn't work. You're better off just waiting for the GM.
  8. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    Oh I see. Well it definitely has bugs (based on multiple responses here). Do yourself a huge favor and create a separate partition, install Mavericks, then upgrade to Yosemite, unless there's a way to create a bootable USB drive for Yosemite as I'm sure there will be. Do not upgrade your current system especially if you're using it for critical work that you cannot afford to lose or mess up.
  9. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Yes. I'm sure there will be too. You can do it this way:

    Use an 8GB+ USB stick and format it with GUID partition mapping and a partition named Untitled, then run the following 5 commands in terminal:

    sudo hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ 10.10\ Developer\

    sudo asr restore -source /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/Untitled -erase -format HFS+

    sudo rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages

    sudo cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages

    sudo cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System

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