GM to final?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by bd4, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. bd4 macrumors member

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    Hi,
    is there a way to go from GM to the final version once it is released? Is it like on iOS, so that the GM is usually the same as the final version and you can update to the x.0.1 versions and following?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Most of the time, the GM that is seeded to developers is the same release that will be released to the public. In this case, we have candidate GM which means there could be another release to developers before going public. If the cGM now doesn't change, one will be able to download subsequent updates from the MAS.
     
  3. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    GM is Gold Master - which *IS* the final version
     
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  5. merlino165, Oct 2, 2014
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    merlino165 macrumors newbie

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    maybe yes, maybe not!

    last year, with Mavericks, Apple released two GM before the final release
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy, Oct 2, 2014
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    It had candidate in the release title. GM don't usually have that. It isn't a sure thing that what was just released will be the final release to the public.
     
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure there will be another GM candidate. There are a few really obvious bugs, like the graphics glitch for the volume overlay with transparency off.
     
  8. burgman macrumors 65816

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    I agree in many ways this release is a step backwards
     

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