Apple has seeded something what is intended to be the final test version of its OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to developers with no known issues.
This means that the next generation operating system is complete and its launch in near future is imminent now. Apple’s Mountain Lion Golden Master signals the final stage of software development for the OS, which is expected to be ready for the public later this month. However, release to public may be delayed if developers find any issues with the finalized build.
The news has come just after a near-final build of Mountain Lion was made available to developers at the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2012. This update included previously unannounced features such as voice dictation and a Power Nap mode. Along with these two features, some other features that are in the pipeline for the next-generation OS X, are tighter iCloud integration, offline webpage viewing in Safari, and Messages.
Alongside Mountain Lion’s 200 new features, a substantial security system that regularly checks-in with Apple’s servers is also to be released. This is being put in place to ensure that the latest patches and updates are installed on a user’s Mac. Possibly, the automated system cis a result of the Flashback Trojan that reportedly affected some 600,000 Macs worldwide.
Following is the complete change log below:
OS X Lion 10.7.5 build 11G22 Seed Note
OS X Lion Update 10.7.5 is an update to OS X Lion 10.7.
The OS X Lion 10.7.5 Update (Combo) updates
– OS X Lion 10.7, 10.7.1, 10.7.2, 10.7.3 or 10.7.4 GM.
The OS X Lion 10.7.5 Update (Delta) updates
– OS X Lion 10.7.4 GM.
Please be aware that you will not be able to revert back to your previous system after updating. Please install this update on a system you are prepared to erase if necessary.
– Graphics performance and quality
– Image & Media importing, editing or viewing
– Networking reliability & performance
From the Xcode change log:
Xcode Release Notes
This document contains release notes for Xcode 4.4 GM seed. It discusses new features and issues
present in Xcode 4.4 GM seed and issues resolved from earlier Xcode releases.
About Xcode 4.4 GM Seed Supported Configurations
Xcode 4.4 GM seed requires OS X 10.8 GM seed or OS X 10.7.4. It does not run on earlier versions of OS X. Xcode supports development for iOS 5.1, OS X 10.8, and OS X 10.7.
This preview release of Xcode 4.4 is distributed as a single application bundle, Xcode44-DP7.app. To install Xcode during the preview period, open the downloaded DMG file and drag Xcode44-DP7.app to your Applications folder.
Within Xcode, you can launch additional developer tools, such as Instruments and FileMerge, via the menu item Xcode > Open Developer Tool. You can then keep the tool in your Dock for access when Xcode is not running.
Technical Support and Learning Resources
Apple offers a number of resources where you can get Xcode development support:
*http://developer.apple.com: The Apple Developer website is the best source for up-to-date technical documentation on iOS and OS X.
*http://developer.apple.com/xcode: The Xcode home page on the Apple Developer website provides information on the developer tools.
*http://devforums.apple.com: The Apple Developer Forums feature a dedicated Developer Forum for Xcode developer previews.
Use http://bugreport.apple.com to communicate issues with Apple. Include detailed information of the issue, including the system and developer tools version information, and any relevant crash logs or console messages.
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