Apple Seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Build 14C81f to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite to developers, just over two weeks after seeing the second 10.10.2 beta and over a month after releasing OS X 10.10.1 to the public.

The new beta, build 14C81f, is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center.

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Like OS X 10.10.1, as a minor update, OS X 10.10.2 is likely to bring bug fixes and performance improvements to the operating system. OS X 10.10.1 introduced several reliability enhancements, including improvements to Wi-Fi, but many users have still been reporting issues with Wi-Fi stability in Yosemite.

In the release notes for the third 10.10.2 beta, Apple asks developers to focus on Wi-Fi, indicating the update may fix some of the lingering Wi-Fi problems. Apple also asks developers to focus on Mail and VoiceOver.



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19 months ago
The OS X release cycle as it has been for the past several years:
Spend 7 months not being able to do basic things on your computer riddled with bugs, lags, crashes, performance issues and instability problems. Spend 5 months enjoying the OS that finally kind of works well enough to use. Upgrade to new release. Repeat. I do wish Apple just made ONE good OS and stuck to it until it was really absolutely necessary to release something new. Like Mavericks was great, why didn't they just stick with it without really changing anything for, say, 5 years? There was nothing wrong with it, why change it? It's not like people were begging for new features or anything. And the UI looked fine, it's not like it was that outdated. Some people still use Windows XP because it was a great OS. I think performance and stability far outweighs features and a modern UI for a desktop OS.
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19 months ago

I don't know how you come to this conclusion. Yosemite works fine here and this is also the feedback I get from all of my customers that are running it.


I've been a Mac user since 1986. I use my Macs full time as a software engineer. I know how to trouble shoot user error, and figure out workarounds.

IMHO, Apple software quality is at a low I haven't seen in many years. When Steve Jobs died he took the Reality Disruption Field with him. That's where "It just works" lived. That is history. Now, it just doesn't work.

I used BTTM quite a bit to remote desktop from my MBP at work to my Mini at home. That's no longer possible.
Rating: 7 Votes
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19 months ago
They just can't get this WiFi issue resolved.
Rating: 6 Votes
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19 months ago

Is the UI still as laggy as hell?


Yes.
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19 months ago
I hope it fixes.... Yosemite.

I am torn - although many things were smooth in general - WIFI signal quality kinda ruined my experience with the MACs (iMac mid 2011, mac mini 2012, MB Air 2012)

Whenever I need to open a browser due to the crappy WIFI everything is delayed, lagging, and so on.

To me - Lion had similar disappointing behaviour. But maybe things will get better.
Rating: 4 Votes
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19 months ago
I have not been able to do a time machine backup since upgrading to Yosemite from Mavericks.

I have also have major issues with my MS Office for 2011 crashing regularly since the Yosemite update.

I never had any of these issues when running Mavericks and I am not a happy camper at the moment.

How could Apple release Yosemite to the public with such a major bug such as the time machine backup issue????
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19 months ago
The new Apple

I likely am going back to Microsoft when Windows 10 and Surface 5 or 6 emerge. The new Apple has become The Adult Toy Company, albeit the wealthiest in the world. It is no longer a computer company.

King Steve Jobs is dead. Long live the new King! Who the hell is he? The Chief Accountant?
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19 months ago

Downloading, hope it fixes my wake/sleep issue.
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Nope, it didn't.


Which Mac?

Ok, I know you guys have many isolated issues with Yosemite but I'm pretty sure this update focuses on just Wi-Fi, the biggest issue that a lot of people are experiencing


I doubt it, they've been trying to focus on Wi-Fi issues for several months if not a year.

Keep in mind that the issues are in the networking subsystem, not just the Wi-Fi radio itself. A lot of issues are related; bonjourd, discoveryd, bluetooth and so on. Which would affect many apps that rely on them, such as SMS Handoff, Mail, Safari (delay in Wi-Fi cause a short lag in Safari opening), and so on.

Just fixing these issues would improve the rest of the apps.
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19 months ago

Wow. I'm glad you're not in charge. Five years with little change made? Progress? Who needs that when we can just go with the same crap for long periods of time.

As for your timeline, I don't know what you consider basic things. I picked up ML on day one, and Mavericks as well. I even used Yosemite until I handed my Air over to my sister. It worked for me.


I'm sure the majority of people won't run into issues because that's what Beta testing ensures. However, it really seems to me that more people are having issues than normal. WiFi issues with every release, performance issues, etc. Sure, it's a new OS, bugs are to be expected. However, a new OS every year means more bugs for more time. The OS spends less time being mature.

I'm not saying that a 5 year old OS is great, but sometimes a more mature product that lacks features but is robust and has almost no bugs is better than a modern OS that is full of bugs and instability issues, and by the time they do get fixed a new OS comes out with the same damn bugs again.

For example: In Lion and Mountain Lion, Photoshop had this bug that caused mouse clicks to get stuck. This was caused by some mouse event handler in OS X. In Mavericks, this issue was fixed, at last. In Yosemite, it's back again. Same thing with gestures not always working, scrolling not always working, and a bunch of small things that piss me off but many people won't even notice.

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You shouldn’t be early-adopting, it’s as simple as that.


But OS X is now releasing a new version every year. What counts are "early adopting"? It's now mid December, Yosemite was released 2 months ago, that's almost 20% of the release cycle. Should we wait for the OS to be halfway into its lifecycle to upgrade? Or should we wait for OS X 10.11 to be out to even upgrade to 10.10? It no longer makes any sense. OS X is now never in a state of matureness, it's always buggy and never fixed because by the time it's fixed a new immature and buggy OS is released that does pretty much nothing new other than be buggy as hell. Mavericks was basically the undoing of the crap that Lion and Mountain Lion brought in, so we could have just stayed with Snow Leopard until then.

A new feature in Mavericks was that Calendar was once again almost exactly like in Snow Leopard and everyone clapped and cheered.

People complained about Lion being horrible in terms of design and behaviour, and it took Apple 2 years to fix those. People did not complain about Snow Leopard. Wouldn't it have been easier to just not release Lion and Mountain Lion, let Snow Leopard hang around for 3 years and then release Mavericks? Then no one would have complained about how crap Lion and ML were.
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19 months ago
Is the UI still as laggy as hell? I doubt that apple can fix this soon. Yosemite is broken beyond repair.
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