Lion GM

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Daniel97, Jul 14, 2011.

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  1. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
    If i download and instal the Lion GM.

    When it is release on the App Store am i able to somehow upgrade from the GM straight to the public release?
  2. Novecento macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2011
  3. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    There is a [search] button you know, this question has been asked a kazillion times before. As a paid developer you'll get lion for free anyway.
  4. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
    So if i instal the Gold Master it is identical to the public release?

    So when they release 10.7.1 it will show up in the software update and i can update as neccessary?
  5. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009

    We won't know until after release.
  6. RamGuy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
    There is nothing certain about the Gold Master release being the final thing. Gold Master is more of a release candidate, if everything proves to be alright it will become the final product but if there are some quirks needed to be resolved there might be a Gold Master v2.

    If Mac OS X Lion proves to be pushed back another week it might just be because Apple decided to solve some last minute issues making this Gold Master version obsolete.

    There is no way to tell before we get the final release, or Apple releases another Gold Master version to developers. There is no denying that Mac OS X Lion GM has it's problems so another version wouldn't really shock anyone, would it?
  7. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
    All im really worried about is if i install the GM can i still use software update to get 10.7.1 etc
  8. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    I'm 99% sure you will...but then being a developer you would already have installed that particular update to test your software etc before Apple release it to the public anyway, so your question is moot.
  9. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
    Im not a dev - but im not getting into that argument lol
  10. jschmitt macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2011
    RamGuy -
    You're correct in that anything could happen (i.e. a second GM release);
    However, if you look at the history of this, this is exactly the same stuff that we went through when Snow Leopard came out; everyone was clamoring for another GM release; that GM Release was 10A432 and had its fair share of bugs. 10A432 ended up being the retail version; Keep in mind that another GM release of Lion would require the schedule to slip by another 2 weeks at the least. Also, when you look at the history of things, Apple almost always gets the 10.x.1 release out within a few weeks anyway of 10.x.0 coming out.

    Snow Leopard (Original Release = 8/28/09, .1 Release = 9/10/09 -> 13 days)
    Leopard (Original Release = 10/26/07, .1 Release = 11/15/07 -> 20 days)
    Tiger (Original Release = 4/29/05, .1 Release = 5/16/05 -> 17 days)
    Panther (Original Release = 10/24/03, .1 Release = 11/10/03 -> 17 days)
    Jaguar (Original Release = 8/24/02, .1 Release = 9/18/02 -> 25 days)
    Puma (Original Release = 9/25/01, .1 Release = 11/12/01 -> 48 days)
    Cheetah (Original Release = 3/24/01, .1 Release = 4/14/01 -> 21 days)

    You can be sure that Apple is already working on the 10.7.1 update as we speak, it'll be out right around the corner. Apple has a busy couple of months coming up here; with new Mac hardware on the verge, and rumored new iPhones in the next 60 or so days, they have every motivation to make Lion's release "final" and begin the normal maintenance life-cycle.

    If Apple does not come out with a new GM today or tomorrow, I'd be SHOCKED if what is currently the GM is NOT the final retail 10.7.0 release.
  11. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    Can we just sticky this post? Put it right next to the "Search first, ask questions later" post we so desperately need...
  12. maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
    Discussions regarding pirated software is against forum rules.
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