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Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan update to developers, just one week after seeding the second beta and three weeks after releasing the first OS X El Capitan update to the public, OS X 10.11.1.

The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center.

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We don't know exactly what improvements the second update to OS X El Capitan will introduce, as many of the changes seem to be under-the-hood upgrades. It’s likely to focus on bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements to address problems that have popped up since the release of OS X 10.11.1.

Apple's release notes for OS X 10.11.2 have asked developers to focus on Networking, Graphics, Mail, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight.



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14 months ago

Why are thoughtful people installing a beta on production machines? Why?


I install on an unused drive and transfer my data from a production machine to see/test if it is ready or not. In my opinion, Yosemite was never ready or fixed. Many of the problems I reported were fixed in El Capitan, but as usual more were introduced at the same time.

Apple is turning into 1 step forward, 2 steps back on Mac OS X sadly.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 months ago
Why are thoughtful people installing a beta on production machines? Why?
Rating: 3 Votes
14 months ago
Glad to see them working on this.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago

Why are thoughtful people installing a beta on production machines? Why?


To potentially (early) fix issues they may be having on prod El Cap, perhaps? They are generally far more stable than iOS betas. Especially minor releases.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago

As someone that has to support Mac in SMB it is one of the most annoying things about OS X. Apple clearly think File servers are old hat and everything should/is/will be cloud based. This of course is total BS. We have lots of servers Mac/Linux/Windows/NAS etc all acting as File servers. With every iteration of OS X or even dot release you need a different client side or server side fix. Its a constant battle to keep it all working and throw in Adobe/MS apps in the mix and you pretty much have daily fubars.


I hear you. I'm in the same boat. I support Macs too and if your theory is right, that Apple is ignoring SMB because everything is moving to the Cloud (something I think has been vastly overhyped in the previous years and is failing to pan out for the most part) then it's an uncharacteristically shortsighted position for them. Even with some things moving to the Could, there will still be a need for solid SMB support for at least another decade. And in some cases, "the Cloud" will be a file server internal to a company (i.e., sites accessing their files hosted at a company-hosted off-site data center) so that hardly justifies ignoring basic file access protocols.

Not sure what they're thinking but this is, by far, the worst OS X problem I've ever dealt with. SMB is just a disaster.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago

I hope the final version is released soon. Mail on my MBA is still super buggy.

Sigh…how long does it take to make BASIC EMAIL work, Apple?

I installed 10.11.1, only to find that at least half-a-dozen bugs that I've filed since 10.7 ARE STILL THERE. Stupid, UX bugs. If Apple can't be bothered to clean up low-hanging UX fruit, I have ZERO confidence Apple is getting to the bottom of the severe issues Mail.app has with Spotlight, indexing, and its database (which seem to be the root cause of the non-updating mailbox issues, disappearing messages, and slow notifications). Forget about expecting Apple to actually work on cleaning up the mail server connection threading corruption problems. So stupid.

Worse is that I have several business clients that I "switched" from Windows to Mac…the Mail.app problems are bad enough that they are considering going back to Windows, Outlook, and Office365 Exchange on their next platform refresh. Good job, Apple. Good job. All because you can't seem to figure out how to effectively handle a 30 year old technology.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago

On certain configurations with 10.11.2 beta 1 and maybe beta 2, on an imac 3 of the 4 usb ports would cut out randomly, run at usb 2 speeds and then only one port would work for flash drives or external hard drives. It was unusable. Soon as cloned back to 10.11.1 it was back to normal. So one of the things to focus on according to the release notes of beta 3 was "USB", so maybe they figured it out. I afraid to try it after that last experience.


I had these exact problems with beta 1 & 2. I took a chance and tried beta 3 today. Same issues, on a brand new iMac 27" Retina. Maybe the stores got all these units instead of the devs? Seems like a pretty big problem to miss.
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14 months ago

Not as stable as Snow Leopard... There are still bugs everywhere...

I lost all my user data in Snow Leopard. That OS is dead to me.
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14 months ago

I really hope they fix the Wi-Fi issues... :( My Wi-Fi doesn't work anywhere except for my living room and kitchen but that's where the router is... :confused: Fingers crossed because I'm downloading it now.:D


that could be the router thats the issue, are all your other wireless devices working comfortably around the house?
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14 months ago

that could be the router thats the issue, are all your other wireless devices working comfortably around the house?


I'm pretty sure it's not the router :) Everything that doesn't run El Capitan (or Yosemite) works with absolutely no problems. When I downgraded to Mavericks, it all was fine, but then I keep on forgetting how much I like El Capitan. :D
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