OS X 10.8.4 Build 12E52 Seeded to Developers

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple today seeded build 12E52 of OS X 10.8.4 to developers. The release comes seven days after the previous build 12E47 and marks the seventh beta iteration of OS X 10.8.4.

12e52
As with previous beta releases, Apple continues to ask developers to focus on Wi-Fi, Graphics Drivers, and Safari.

The update is available through the software update tool in the Mac App Store and Apple's Developer Page.

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19 months ago

So far does 10.8.4 fix the slow shutdown times?

Do you use your Mac for real work, or just for startup/shutdown benchmarks?
Rating: 29 Votes
19 months ago
FFS, let's not start a shut down vs sleep argument again. You never ever in your life shut down your Mac? Good for you! That doesn't mean shutdown times should be that long. Period!
Rating: 15 Votes
19 months ago

Do you use your Mac for real work, or just for startup/shutdown benchmarks?


i agree man. everyone bitching about startup and shutdown times is crazy. like how many times a day do you turn off your mac??:confused:
Rating: 9 Votes
19 months ago
Those people who don't care about shutdown times, and leave their Macs in a sleep mode all day, probably don't take the Macs out of their houses. They also aren't aware that even if the Mac is encrypted with FileVault2, if a thief gets hold of the Mac in sleep mode, it is not as secure as if it were stolen when totally shut down.

Given this fact, those people who rather pompously brushed aside those who value fast-shutdown times, need to reconsider their stance.

Fast shutdown times encourage me to shut down when I'm not using it since it takes minimal time to start up and shutdown.

But when that process takes more time, the lazy approach is to just leave it in sleep mode, which leaves your Mac more vulnerable to data theft it is stolen while in sleep mode.

To those who lazily just put their Macs to sleep -- and, in their ignorance, BRAG about it -- educate yourself and do this google search:

mac vulnerable sleep shutdown filevault 2

And whilst Apple are at it fixing ML 10.8.4, they might address this security issue that sleeping Macs have.
Rating: 9 Votes
19 months ago

I fixed it.


Great! I just want my favorite Mac site to be correct.
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago
Well, I care about the shutdown time because I often reboot to Boot Camp because OSX is still lacking in some aspects. :cool:

Come on, not everyone uses Macs the same way as you do. :mad:

And, even if it may not bother you, this is still more of a bug.
Regardless of the purpose which may have been to prevent iCloud sync issues or what not.
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago
I can't remember the last time I shut down my Mac. Lol
Rating: 7 Votes
19 months ago
CUDA Driver 5.0.59 is compatible with OS X 10.8.4 : http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-5.0.59-driver.html

New NVIDIA Quadro & Geforce MAC OS X 10.8.3 display driver v313.01.01 now available : http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-313.01.01f03-driver.html
Rating: 6 Votes
19 months ago

I did not make a purchase because the device shuts down quickly. I bought my machine for the numerous other features it provides.


But for some of us, we bought our machines working a certain way, then Apple took something away (quick reboots/shut downs).

We aren't bitching about feature changes like merging iOS with OSX - those are by design and are inherently going to happen. We're talking about a blatant, easily replicable and totally ignored "oversight" in the code.

Granted, it's been many years since I've developed or coded but I do know this... if you can repeat a bug every time and have system logs that easily pinpoint where the problem is, you simply squash it - and don't ignore it. Perhaps coding ethics have changed but I could never work this way.
Rating: 6 Votes
19 months ago

As if tracing a problem can be done in a few seconds, solving it can be done in a few more seconds, some testing in yet another few seconds and doing that circle all over again a couple of times in no more than 1 minute!


Who is asking for a fix in one minute? In case you're forgotten, 10.8.0 shipped last July. If that's not enough time for Apple to fix it, they either don't care about the problem, or they lack the skills to fix it. As you pointed out, we don't know which of those two possibilities is the case, but neither one makes Apple look good.
Rating: 5 Votes

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