Fifth build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan supplied to Apple's public beta testers

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in macOS edited August 2015
Apple on Tuesday pushed out the fifth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, its forthcoming major update for the Mac operating system, scheduled to launch this fall as a free update.




Members of Apple's public beta program can now download the update via the Mac App Store. Because it is pre-release software with bugs yet to be resolved, Apple advises users not to run El Capitan as their main operating system.

Users can opt in to Apple's Beta Software Program at the company's website. It's available for both OS X and iOS.

Tuesday's update arrives two weeks after the fourth public beta of OS X 10.11. The new public beta release is a somewhat strange move for Apple, arriving before an anticipated new developer beta.

Developers remain on their sixth beta of OS X El Capitan, which was released on Aug. 3 --?one day before the fourth public beta became available.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is somewhat of a polish of last year's OS X 10.10 Yosemite update, refining things that were previously introduced. However, there are a handful of new features in the next-generation Mac update, including Split View, a better Mission Control, and various performance improvements such as Metal graphics processing.

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  • Reply 1 of 15
    It was pulled.. if you didn't get it by now it's not showing up anymore ..

    Might have been because it was intended to release Dev Build first.. ??
  • Reply 2 of 15
    rob53rob53 Posts: 1,940member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Adrayven View Post



    It was pulled.. if you didn't get it by now it's not showing up anymore ..



    Might have been because it was intended to release Dev Build first.. ??

    Just checked and Dev Build beta 6 has been released, installing it now.

  • Reply 3 of 15
    lymflymf Posts: 65member
    rob53 wrote: »
    Just checked and Dev Build beta 6 has been released, installing it now.
    According to the article the Dev 6 was released on August 3rd
  • Reply 4 of 15
    Are we not about ready for the GM seed? It must be going or have already gone GM internally if they're keeping to last years schedule???
  • Reply 5 of 15

    No update for me, sitting on the third PB (built 15A243d).

     

    From there still some work is to be done. Beachballs all around, Mail and Safari hanging, and quite a number of smaller issues.

  • Reply 6 of 15
    palegolaspalegolas Posts: 1,271member
    How well/ deep is metal implemented? Is it snappy? ;-)
    Are Apple's own apps on Metal now? Are Normal apps that comply with Apple's Dev guidelines taking advantage of Metal automatically? Like window manager, aqua or whatever it's called now adays.
  • Reply 7 of 15
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,778member
    rob53 wrote: »
    Just checked and Dev Build beta 6 has been released, installing it now.

    I'm seeing no dev update, strange.

    EDIT: Oh I see what you meant now, you just found a dev version that has been there a while, not a new one today ... gotcha.
  • Reply 8 of 15
    If it was released it is gone now. "No updates available" on this end.
  • Reply 9 of 15
    kantxkantx Posts: 21member

    We're on 15A244d since Aug. 3.

  • Reply 10 of 15
    foljsfoljs Posts: 307member

    Why would they stick to "last year's schedulle"? The schedulle for each OS release is very different depending on the list of features and setbacks. They don't follow a strict deadline that is the same for every release.

     

    And it wouldn't make sense to release a public and dev build that's a beta if they internally have GM.

  • Reply 11 of 15
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kantx View Post

     

    We're on 15A244d since Aug. 3.




    That's the Dev, not the Public.

  • Reply 12 of 15
    kantxkantx Posts: 21member

    Yes.

  • Reply 13 of 15
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 12,641member
    palegolas wrote: »
    How well/ deep is metal implemented? Is it snappy? ;-)
    Don't know but I do wish that they would keep us informed.
    Are Apple's own apps on Metal now? Are Normal apps that comply with Apple's Dev guidelines taking advantage of Metal automatically?
    That is apparently the idea. If anything of Quartz gets built on top of metal then there should be user interface improvements. However do realize that the drawing tools aren't everything as an be seen in the early betas where El Capitan is already snappier. In otherwords fast user interface acceleration isn't the only thing that makes apps feel fast.

    Like window manager, aqua or whatever it's called now adays.
  • Reply 14 of 15
    limlim Posts: 9member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mjuchter View Post



    If it was released it is gone now. "No updates available" on this end.



    Available this evening in the UK - if anyone cares.

     

    Regards,  lim

  • Reply 15 of 15
    kantxkantx Posts: 21member

    7-th seed now for testers.

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