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Apple on Friday released an update for its second developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the forthcoming operating system update set to publicly arrive this summer.

Apple notified developers on Friday that the update for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Preview 2 is now available. It is an update for developer preview 2, and is not a full-fledged Lion Preview 3.

The update can be obtained by running Software Update in the developer preview of Lion. Developers must also download Xcode 4.1 Developer Preview 3 available from the Mac Dev Center in order to build applications with the latest version of Lion.

Those who have not yet downloaded the second developer preview of Lion and Lion Server can get a redemption code from the Mac Dev Center. From there, they can download the preview of Lion from the Mac App Store.

Apple did not offer a list of changes with the latest version of preview 2. However, any updates are likely minor fixes as the update is not labeled preview 3.

Lion Preview 2 was released to developers in late March. Though the final release of Lion is inching closer, that developer build shipped with a number of known issues including problems with the new high-speed Thunderbolt port, and playback of video content from the iTunes Store.

Apple will highlight more features of Lion at its forthcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, to be held June 6 through 10 in San Francisco, Calif. There, the company has promised to "unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS." Lion is set for release this summer.

For an in-depth look at Apple's next major operating system update, see AppleInsider's ongoing series, Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
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I suspect the next full seed to go out to developers will be a RC build. Here's to hoping GM at WWDC!
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I hope for a GM seed too.
Does anyone know if this update works for non-devs or it breaks the current install? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Feynman View Post

I suspect the next full seed to go out to developers will be a RC build. Here's to hoping GM at WWDC!

I highly doubt it.

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I hope for a GM seed too.
Does anyone know if this update works for non-devs or it breaks the current install? Thanks!

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Thank you for your answer.
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

I highly doubt it.

Well wasn't there rumor that Apple was already at RC status internally and that the GM would ship by WWDC?
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Originally Posted by Feynman View Post

Well wasn't there rumor that Apple was already at RC status internally and that the GM would ship by WWDC?

While Lion runs really well, and I haven't installed the update yet, I wouldn't say that it is anywhere near RC status. Maybe this update will help, but definitely not ready.
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Originally Posted by JohnnyKrz View Post

While Lion runs really well, and I haven't installed the update yet, I wouldn't say that it is anywhere near RC status. Maybe this update will help, but definitely not ready.

Well keep in mind that internally they are many many builds ahead of Preview 2.
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I wonder why those with the first Pre-release version can't simply update to version 2 through os x software update.

Downloading the version 2 preview version seems
A tad backwards when it could simply apply a patch.
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post #10 of 36
You can update with a non-dev version without any trouble
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Originally Posted by saarek View Post

I wonder why those with the first Pre-release version can't simply update to version 2 through os x software update.

Downloading the version 2 preview version seems
A tad backwards when it could simply apply a patch.

There are a large number of changes over a very large array of places. This is one reason. Also, you then don't need to waste time writting an updater, instead the changes will be automatically applied when the OS installs in a normal run.

Also it turns down people from using lion as their primary machines.
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Also it turns down people from using lion as their primary machines.

Common sense should already tell them. It'd be stupid to use a prerelease as primary system.
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The only "new" thing I can find is you can now delete apps from Launchpad like you can on iOS.
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or are we still gonna use ant sized fonts on the menu bar on the 27"?

It would be an understatement to say that this is merely missing from os x.

Come on guys, bring on resolution independence, or at least that hybrid for high res screens apple was supposed to be considering. It's a must guys.
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The only "new" thing I can find is you can now delete apps from Launchpad like you can on iOS.

Hold until they shake?
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Common sense should already tell them. It'd be stupid to use a prerelease as primary system.

I'm doing it. Honestly isn't a really big deal. Since I store my entire home folder on Dropbox it's a simple process to revert to Snow Leopard.

I mean, it's buggy, but I deal with it. Not gonna get pissy if my prerelease system isn't running perfectly. Personally the improvements are worth dealing with the rough patches.
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I'm doing it. Honestly isn't a really big deal. Since I store my entire home folder on Dropbox it's a simple process to revert to Snow Leopard.

I mean, it's buggy, but I deal with it. Not gonna get pissy if my prerelease system isn't running perfectly. Personally the improvements are worth dealing with the rough patches.

Why wouldn't you simply use a separate volume to boot Lion?
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Why wouldn't you simply use a separate volume to boot Lion?

Because that just isn't hardcore.
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or are we still gonna use ant sized fonts on the menu bar on the 27"?

It would be an understatement to say that this is merely missing from os x.

Come on guys, bring on resolution independence, or at least that hybrid for high res screens apple was supposed to be considering. It's a must guys.

Any news on IPS panel developers with the ability to support up to 600 ppi panels so we can have our text scale up and down as our applications and OS request it?

I want all my objects, on-screen to be true vectors where the system renders them as bitmaps at various levels for fonts, cursor icons, application icons, file type icons, menu bars, etc., and to make the default export at for an object to be 326ppi so I don't lose any detail and crispness on the iPhone, but I doubt that will just happen.
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Why wouldn't you simply use a separate volume to boot Lion?

Space, really. All my music, videos, etc are in my home folder. I don't want to deal with my stuff being on another partition. I like having one partition. Plus, it forces me to use it. If I had Snow Leopard installed I'd probably not have spent as much time in Lion figuring out what's new.

I also just hate dual booting.
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any news on resolution independence yet? or are we still gonna use ant sized fonts on the menu bar on the 27"?

I agree. Screen resolutions have gotten silly and text sizes have become microscopic. I've been hoping for this since the days of... Tiger? Panther?
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Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post

Any news on IPS panel developers with the ability to support up to 600 ppi panels so we can have our text scale up and down as our applications and OS request it?

no... so are we you saying we are not going to see anything resembling resolution independence in lion? because, and I agree, that's how it looks...
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Wow these Lion developers must be going through bandwidth like there's no tomorrow.
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I'm happy, finally fixed the one major bug I was having. When using Outlook 2011 and hitting reply, it would not show the reply txt of the e-mail. Killed my ability to use my laptop for work at home. I have other machines, so not a big deal, but it's nice to have that fixed and now I'm happily chugging along on my MBP again.

At first I hated the scrolling, but I seem to have adapted pretty well, with the wrong direction every once and a while now.
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Unfortunately, this last update broke my iCal, which was working perfectly fine before. The installation didn't go to well either, the completion bar was stuck at 10 seconds remaining for a full night, after which I decided to force shutdown with the power button. (Miraculously it did boot after doing so!)
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You guys are better off than I am.

Preview 1 downloaded and installed correctly but 3 different redeem codes for Preview 2 have failed. They download without issue, the internal check says it’s fine for installation but at 15 to 13 minutes remaining it quits and says it’s missing some files.

If I Show Package Contents of the installer and verify the InstallESD.dmg it will fail. I have to wonder if there is something about my Intel X25 G2 that is doing something with Preview 2. Since this isn’t an issue with Preview 1 or SL I assume it’s an issue with Apple.
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[QUOTE=n42;1848723]I'm doing it. Honestly isn't a really big deal. Since I store my entire home folder on Dropbox it's a simple process to revert to Snow Leopard./QUOTE]

What if Lion deleted the files in DropBox and the deletion synchronized to their server?
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What if Lion deleted the files in DropBox and the deletion synchronized to their server?

Any deletions or changing made to files are non-destructive. You actually have to jump through a couple hoops tp permanently delete files.

For free accounts deletions and changes are saved for 30 days. If you pay for an account they are saved indefinitely.
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[QUOTE=Gustav;1849034]
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I'm doing it. Honestly isn't a really big deal. Since I store my entire home folder on Dropbox it's a simple process to revert to Snow Leopard./QUOTE]

What if Lion deleted the files in DropBox and the deletion synchronized to their server?

Then I'd login to Dropbox online and restore the deleted files

edit: That being said, this update has introduced more bugs than fixed, and I am now ready to switch back to Snow Leopard.. which will be a rather effortless process.
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For those running this in production how is application compatibility? Anyone running CS5 on it without issues? Office 2011 without issues? VM Ware Fusion with W7 and Linux clients? Xcode?

I installed it into a VM just to familiarize myself with it, but that's hardly a fair test of it and I'd need a lot more confidence with it before I installed with xcode as my primary OS. I am thinking about putting it on my testing server as dual boot though... maybe the next release...
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How about the Finder remembering view settings for each folder, like it did before 10.5?
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I've been working with Lion now since the first seed and I can officially say, I really don't care for it... do others have any overall impressions? I am hoping that before the RC comes out apple will really slap some adjustments on this puppy because as of now, its a huge set back..... I'll be sticking with Leopard for now...

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I've been working with Lion now since the first seed and I can officially say, I really don't care for it...

Anything specific or do you just want your free developer build to work like a final release?

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as of now, its a huge set back

In what way?
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Anything specific or do you just want your free developer build to work like a final release?



In what way?

I do think your jumping on my words a bit strong here, as I said before, so far i'm not impressed but I'm hoping its going to come together in the RC, I hate the change of mouse functions in scrolling and the mail app so far is pure crap if i have to be BLUNT
There that should giving you something to really jump all over.........
My question was simply what were peoples impressions so far.......... lord...

oh yeah and if i remember it was not FREE, i paid to be in that program.......
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I do think your jumping on my words a bit strong here, as I said before, so far i'm not impressed but I'm hoping its going to come together in the RC, I hate the change of mouse functions in scrolling

There's a tick box that fixes this in System Preferences.

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the mail app so far is pure crap

Again... in. what. way. "Crap" is meaningless.

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oh yeah and if i remember it was not FREE, i paid to be in that program.......

Good. At least you paid.
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Originally Posted by StangManDan View Post

I do think your jumping on my words a bit strong here, as I said before, so far i'm not impressed but I'm hoping its going to come together in the RC, I hate the change of mouse functions in scrolling and the mail app so far is pure crap if i have to be BLUNT
There that should giving you something to really jump all over.........
My question was simply what were peoples impressions so far.......... lord...

oh yeah and if i remember it was not FREE, i paid to be in that program.......

If you're a long time developer...you should know these builds are not intended to demonstrate speed but to be sure your applications are compatible and don't break once the GM of the OS ships, also to leverage (and test) the new APIs that are available to developers.

But you're a developer, you should know these things, right?
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