Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.

How Stable Is DP1? (1 least 10 best)


  • Total voters
    95

elicanplay

Suspended
Original poster
Jul 21, 2015
5
0
Give us your score, 1 being not at all stable through 10 being super stable.
 

blasto2236

macrumors 6502a
Nov 4, 2012
798
392
Give us your score, 1 being not at all stable through 10 being super stable.

I gave it an 8, although it's early days yet. Really the only crucial thing that isn't working for me is Mail, and Airmail works well enough as a temporary replacement that it is not that bothersome.
 

vbctv

macrumors 6502a
Sep 25, 2013
837
646
Cleveland, OH
I gave it an 8, although it's early days yet. Really the only crucial thing that isn't working for me is Mail, and Airmail works well enough as a temporary replacement that it is not that bothersome.

I gave it an 8 also. Safari works even though slow. Chrome is really only thing not working. Mail is a pain with it not allowing delete from the notifications and the swipe to delete feature not working but those will be fixed and I'm dealing with it for now by just manually deleting emails. The OS is really stable other than little things & Chrome may be a Google code thing that they need to fix.
 

blasto2236

macrumors 6502a
Nov 4, 2012
798
392
I gave it an 8 also. Safari works even though slow. Chrome is really only thing not working. Mail is a pain with it not allowing delete from the notifications and the swipe to delete feature not working but those will be fixed and I'm dealing with it for now by just manually deleting emails. The OS is really stable other than little things & Chrome may be a Google code thing that they need to fix.

I've actually been having no trouble with Safari. In fact, 10.0 seems to have squashed a rather persistent bug on El Cap where it would frequently fail to load content rich pages like The Verge.
 

xyz2610

macrumors regular
Aug 8, 2014
110
43
Would you install it on your daily driver or are the bugs/problems too heavy to run macOS Sierra on a daily basis?
 

blasto2236

macrumors 6502a
Nov 4, 2012
798
392
Would you install it on your daily driver or are the bugs/problems too heavy to run macOS Sierra on a daily basis?

It's installed on my daily driver. Nothing so bad that I can't work around it. As I mentioned above, Mail is the only thing not working for me and there are plenty of excellent 3rd party apps that do work to fill the gaps, and webmail as a last resort I suppose. But YMMV. I don't use Adobe CS or really any heavy lifting pro apps.
 
  • Like
Reactions: xyz2610

xyz2610

macrumors regular
Aug 8, 2014
110
43
It's installed on my daily driver. Nothing so bad that I can't work around it. As I mentioned above, Mail is the only thing not working for me and there are plenty of excellent 3rd party apps that do work to fill the gaps, and webmail as a last resort I suppose. But YMMV. I don't use Adobe CS or really any heavy lifting pro apps.
Sounds good to me, how about battery performance compared to 10.11.5?
 

blasto2236

macrumors 6502a
Nov 4, 2012
798
392
Sounds good to me, how about battery performance compared to 10.11.5?

Seems about the same, if not a little better actually. I've yet to get the advertised battery life out of my Retina MacBook Pro, I suspect because I'm watching a lot of web-based video as part of my work. But I was off charger for about 6 hours today before I dropped to 25%, so much closer than usual.
 
  • Like
Reactions: xyz2610

campyguy

macrumors 68040
Mar 21, 2014
3,413
957
Installed on an external SSD (LaCie Rugged SSD) as a clean installation, accessed via TB1. Zippy, no crashes with the stock apps. 10 out of 10.

Posted with Safari 10 and without any slanted perspectives.
 

mefistos

macrumors member
Apr 29, 2015
39
6
It's installed on my daily driver. Nothing so bad that I can't work around it. As I mentioned above, Mail is the only thing not working for me and there are plenty of excellent 3rd party apps that do work to fill the gaps, and webmail as a last resort I suppose. But YMMV. I don't use Adobe CS or really any heavy lifting pro apps.
check out Kiwi for Gmail :)
 

blasto2236

macrumors 6502a
Nov 4, 2012
798
392
check out Kiwi for Gmail :)

Looks nice, but I avoid Gmail, Chrome, and any other "free" service Google offers that exists solely to sell info to advertisers so ads can be targeted at me. I know, it's unavoidable to a degree, but I try to avoid contributing to that where I can. Still can't find a comparable product in search, though. I love the concept of DuckDuckGo, but their results just don't compare.
 

0000757

macrumors 68040
Dec 16, 2011
3,894
850
If you're fine with a few hangups here and there, then DP1 is fine for daily use.

The iMessages app lags sometimes when typing but otherwise it's pretty much fully stable. Maybe a clean install will solve it. I might try that this weekend.
 

dogslobber

macrumors 601
Oct 19, 2014
4,670
7,808
Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
If you're fine with a few hangups here and there, then DP1 is fine for daily use.

The iMessages app lags sometimes when typing but otherwise it's pretty much fully stable. Maybe a clean install will solve it. I might try that this weekend.

It's not "fully stable". It's still full of bugs and shouldn't be counted on for serious use.
 

ardchoille50

macrumors 68020
Feb 6, 2014
2,142
1,230
It's not "fully stable". It's still full of bugs and shouldn't be counted on for serious use.
Yes, that is typical of beta software. The purpose of this release is for the developer community to use the software and submit bug reports so Apple can identify what needs to be worked on prior to public release. Expecting stability this early is nothing short of insane.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ErikGrim

dogslobber

macrumors 601
Oct 19, 2014
4,670
7,808
Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
Yes, that is typical of beta software. The purpose of this release is for the developer community to use the software and submit bug reports so Apple can identify what needs to be worked on prior to public release. Expecting stability this early is insane.

I wonder if it's a debug build which will make it slower than usual. It's a dog on my 2010 MBA but flies on 2014 MBP.
 
  • Like
Reactions: grahamperrin

Affix

macrumors newbie
Jun 25, 2015
6
2
Scotland
Pretty Impressed so far. All my dev tools worked with no issues

Homebrew Works
RubyMine Works
Xcode Works
nginx works
mongodb works
redis works
postgresql works
VMWare Fusion works
 

kevinbal

macrumors regular
Feb 28, 2006
190
22
Storrs, CT
Man, on my macbook pro, I'd give Sierra probably a 3 right now. Safari is literally unusable, System Prefs continuously crash, CPU usage is through the roof, and (as a result) battery life is about 2 hours. Basically it's shelved until the next build.
 

ErikGrim

macrumors 603
Jun 20, 2003
6,462
5,088
Brisbane, Australia
Changed my vote to a nine. Once all the optimisation/icloud uploads/indexing/deep learning settled everything has been running like normal, including Safari and its extensions. I reserve my right to change it again down the track should anything crop up ;)
 

dallardice

macrumors regular
Jan 29, 2008
235
99
I'm a 5 largely because Mail won't run for me - gets stuck trying to upgrade my Library. Not an issue as it's not my primary machine and I'm finding it otherwise stable, but if people are looking at this score to evaluate whether it's fit for day-to-day use, then my answer would have to be no.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.