Apple Seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Build 14C99d to Developers

os_x_yosemite_round_iconApple today seeded a fifth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers, just one week after seeding the fourth beta of OS X 10.10.2 and nearly two months after seeding the first beta.

The new beta, build 14C99d, is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center.

As with previous betas, Apple asks developers to focus testing on Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. Many Yosemite users have had some ongoing problems with Wi-Fi since the new OS was first launched in October, and a November 10.10.1 update did not resolve all of the lingering issues.



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19 months ago

Please tell me that a public release is imminent as I'm still on 10.10.0. I just don't want to update to 10.10.1 then have 10.10.2 come out the next day.


What's so wrong with updating again the next day?
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19 months ago

Well, it's time for my bi-annual fresh OS install on this non-retina iMac.
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Why are you reinstalling every 6 months? Are you doing something special to knacker the OS as it should not need reinstalling every 6 months
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19 months ago
Whats scary is as far as we know they will be announcing Mac OS 10.11 in 5 months at the June WWDC and 10.10 is still not working as it should, still seems to be many with WiFi issues :eek:
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19 months ago

I often wonder just what it is about wireless connectivity that Apple struggles with. Bluetooth and WiFi seem to be among Apples weakest skills. You'd think after all these years they'd get tired of the repeated failures they've had.

Those of us who have been long time customers, especially with their laptops have had more than our fair share of bugs, annoyances and even rather long stints of down time. Apparently it will never be a priority.


They're doing something horrible with the whole networking stack, which includes bluetooth.

It looks like they've been trying to integrate it deeply to work with other features like AirDrop, Handoff, Continuity, and so on but when they go wrong, so does the entire stack.

Before AirDrop and other features, the network stack was stable as heck. I never had any issues for like a decade before they decided to do something fun.

DNS issues are pissing me off in Yosemite, they've replaced the stable and reliable mDNSresponder with craptastic buggy as heck discoveryd at the last minute. They replaced mDNSresponder late in Yosemite development, so I'm not surprised it's so unstable.

You can find out more about the DNS issue here: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/01/why-dns-in-os-x-10-10-is-broken-and-what-you-can-do-to-fix-it/
Rating: 4 Votes
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19 months ago
I like how they slowly re-designs the App Store with minor new UI elements in every developer seed, kind of weird how they do it.

Anyways, I hope we see Photos soon. I need a photo manager that works without question between iOS devices. Other 3rd party options are not ideal and iPhoto has never been ideal. Photos on iCloud.com just don't cut it, it can only do a fracture of what the desktop component will be able to do.

And I was recently watching David A. Cox (PC Classes Online) and he said that someone he knew inside of Apple (sort of a insider) told him to not organize anything on iPhoto if you plan to, reason being Photos will launch soon, so I hope it's bundled with the final 10.10.2. :D
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19 months ago

Whats scary is as far as we know they will be announcing Mac OS 10.11 in 5 months at the June WWDC and 10.10 is still not working as it should, still seems to be many with WiFi issues :eek:


I could not agree more. Either Apple needs to hire more internal developers for their OS development or they need to push back their release cycle.

Between iOS and OS X, I feel like I'm apart of a perpetual beta cycle. I prefer stability and usability over beta features that almost work.

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19 months ago

Why are you reinstalling every 6 months? Are you doing something special to knacker the OS as it should not need reinstalling every 6 months


Probably an old windows habit.
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19 months ago
Well, it's time for my bi-annual fresh OS install on this non-retina iMac.
Considering the poorly rendered UI fonts and bugs of Yosemite, in exchange for turning the OS into a 13 year old girls fashion accessory, I guess I'm sticking with Mavericks, & not upgrading to Yosemite.

I guess I'll consider it again upon the final release when they announce whatever they're going to call 10.11.0.
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19 months ago

… perpetual beta cycle. …


… I'm inclined to view the entire Yosemite phase, including all 10.10.x releases to come, as one long beta (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=20550262#post20550262) …
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19 months ago
It does seem to be taking a bit longer for this update to come versus the last one, but I'd rather see them take their time on it and squash as many issues as they can before rolling it out. That being said I haven't had a single issue with 10.10.1 on either of the computers that I have here and am quite impressed with Yosemite, to me the Mavericks UI just felt dated and I'm really enjoying some of the new features that have been brought to the table in 10.10 like being able to send SMS messages from my Mac seamlessly.
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