Will there be an update to the public beta?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by TheBass, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. TheBass macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2014
    Hey guys,

    Sorry if someone already posted a similar topic, but i just wanted to know if anybody had any idea if there's gonna be an update to the public beta?

    Thanks for your information!
  2. Martin29 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2010
    Quimper, France
    I would expect so, once enough of the issues raised have been addressed to make it worthwhile verifying with users that the changes are effective. There are suggestions that the next public beta may be next week, but that is probably no more than a guess.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Potentially but its probably on a monthly cycle, at least that's what everyone is expecting.
  4. TheBass thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2014
    Thanks for your answers - the monthly cycle would mean 24th of August?
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yup, that would put it on the month mark.
  6. zhaolewen macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2014

    Would be great if it's possible to upgrade from Public beta 1 to developer preview 5, since PB 1 is almost the same as DP 4, but i failed.

    Don't know if anyone knows how to do the upgrade ?
    Or if the failure to upgrade is only a rare bug that I've encountered?
  7. mikecwest macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2013
    There are a lot of complicated steps involved in updating from PB1 to DP5.

    1. Install PB1
    2. Download the DP5 update package (from where ever it happens to come from)
    3. Run the Installer.

    Process complete.... No special hacking, tweaking, or twerking is required.
  8. mizxco macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2014
    But what if I really wanted/needed to twerk..
  9. zhaolewen macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2014
    Well, after looking through some posts concerning the update, it's not problem for most people...

    but I've encountered (unfortunately) the bug where the update fails in the middle of "Writing files...":(

    I have only seen one other person who has got a similar problem as mine in this forum
  10. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Fire up Console.app and see what happens during the install process and what error(s) occur when the update fails. Could be your download is corrupt and you might have to redownload the file.
  11. zhaolewen macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2014

    The error message is too trivial...

    "The installation encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contract the software manufacturer for assistance."

    But my mac constantly pops up "kernel: th 0xffffff804308b7e0 data_mover_thread: failed to move data, err=30" maybe this is the cause, but it seems be a new bug in Yosemite. Besides, the system is running in a loop, installing and uninstalling the Calendar and Reminders plugin in the Notification Center.

    Now the Console app is FLOODED by the three messages...

    Download is corrupt...hmmmmm, let's see about that.
  12. zhaolewen macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2014
    Haha, the upgrade succeeded!!!

    I just can't believe it. Did a re-download, the upgrade proceeded more, but it still failed. Then I ran the upgrade again, and it succeeded!

    Thanks you very much!

    Now I'm going to hope that DP5 fixed some of the bugs in PB1...
  13. Tom2893 macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I'm downloading the public beta now, will it be safe? I didn't do Time Machine and I don't want all my things to be deleted. Thanks
  14. revenent macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2008
    In all situations, you should have at least 1 (Latest) backup on hand in the even that anything goes down south.

    During the installation of the beta, all of your files are intact. At least mine was.

    Nevertheless, there is still no harm in doing a backup. It can be you manually copy everything in your home folder to an external drive or using TM backups to do it.
  15. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    If you haven't done any sort of backup, I would avoid using the Public Beta, because you clearly aren't skilled enough to be on the bleeding edge. :p

    I'm serious, backups are essential practice.
  16. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I corrected your post. ;)
  17. dinepada macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2014
  18. iPhil macrumors 68040


    Public Beta 2 could happen from tomorrow to next week.. if Apple is on a monthly update schedule for the PB releases .. Yes it'll be update package just like DP6 today .. update thru MAS..
  19. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    Not necessarily. I have every bit of information on my Mac backed up to either DropBox or iCloud. If I lost my Mac tomorrow, I could reconstruct it easily within a couple of hours.

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