Is the beta cycle done now?

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

  1. BradHatter macrumors regular

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    With El Capitan now slated for release on September 30, is the latest public beta going to be the last one? Is there any way to find out?
     
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    We are on the GM Candidate portion of the cycle now. There is no way to know whether there will be any more candidates until September 30th. The final release can also be a different build from the GM release just as it was with iOS 9 released today. Only time will tell.
     
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    It's never really over. OS X 10.11.1 Beta 1 will probably drop before the public version of OS X 10.11.0 does
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Like OS X Yosemite, there could be multiple GM's (or Release Candidates) before the 30th.
    As the current build is 15A282b it seems that Apple expect another build before the final.
    IMHO: late this week / early coming week we might see a 15A3xx build.
     
  5. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    This is exactly why I said we are in the GM Candidate portion of the cycle. The reason the build is 15A282b is because there are two builds for the GM Candidate, 15A282a for the Developer Previews and 15A282b for the Public Betas.
     
  6. matreya macrumors 65816

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    I think it's the other way around :)
     
  7. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    You're right, it is. I was thinking I had the b version for some reason. Just double-checked and I have 15A282a as I am on the public beta releases. My bad! :cool:
     
  8. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I heard that if you "treat him right", Tim Cook will tell you before anyone else finds out.
     
  9. patternjake macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure that the GM we have now is the final one, as it has dropped the build number from the About window. I could be wrong, but Sep 30th isn't far away and I doubt Apple will want to change the GM at all to avoid causing other problems. I could be wrong, but that's where I think they are at. If any issues do crop up, it would be wiser for Apple to release a .x update.
     
  10. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Build number is not dropped. Just like before, you click it and see the build number.
     

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  11. patternjake macrumors member

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    Ah, I see, did that happen in Yosemite too? That's new to me, thanks for the tip.
     
  12. Erdbeertorte, Sep 18, 2015
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    Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    I think it depends on what Mac you have. I saw screenshots here with the build number for the GM but on mine in wasn't displayed. In 10.11.1 I see no build number too:

    Bildschirmfoto 2015-09-18 um 12.58.27.png


    Edit: Sorry, I overlooked the post to click on it. But is that on every Mac or do some show the number directly?
    I saw it always without clicking on my other MacBook.
     
  13. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    Yup. Click on the version number under Yosemite and the build number appears as well.
     
  14. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I have not used every mac.....but its like that on every mac in my home, and was like that on my previous macbook. (which I sold four years ago.) so, its nothing new. I don't know why something that minute would be different on another machine.
     
  15. Erdbeertorte, Sep 18, 2015
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    Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    @mikecwest

    Strange, I am not 100% sure, but I think on my MacBook Pro 17-inch Late 2011 I always saw the build number directly.

    I don't have it here. But I will look if I posted a screenshot once. I never clicked on it since today, because I wasn't aware of that.


    Edit: I found one from June. Seems I remembered it wrong. :oops:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/osx-10-11-in-macbook-pro-mid-2010.1891125/#post-21435638

    In the early betas there were German translations for every Mac model. At least since the GM (or maybe Beta 7/8) they are gone, also the shutdown dialogue is (except for the text in the middle) in English, even the buttons. In think since the GM and in 10.11.1 Beta too. It's strange because there wasn't any translation missing except for the System Integrity Protection, which finally came with the GM.

    But it does not disturb me. I anyway wanted to change it completely to English, it's better for screenshots in the forum.

    Bildschirmfoto 2015-09-18 um 16.57.55.png
     
  16. flowrider macrumors 601

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    You've peppered this same question throughout this forum. Yes, the build was displayed after the OS Version on every PB on every Mac until the GM. On the GM you need to click on the word "Version" as you have found out and as I explained in another thread.

    Lou
     
  17. BradHatter thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would file the mixed language dialogs as a bug to Apple.
     

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