OS X 10.11 Developer Beta 5

The latest build of Developer Beta 5 is 15A235d. And the packages for DP5 in case the mac app store isn’t working for you:

Beta 5 Firmware Update:
http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/43/22/031-29032/71ihp9c54k547fvol25w5g85z9323gqwnr/FirmwareUpdate.pkg

10.11 Beta 5 Delta Update:
http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/43/22/031-29032/71ihp9c54k547fvol25w5g85z9323gqwnr/OSXUpd10.11.pkg

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EFI Boot ROM and SMC firmware

EFI Boot ROM and SMC firmware are documented here https://github.com/gdbinit/firmware_vault and here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201518

I recently discovered MBA41_0077_B12_LOCKED.scap on the EFI partition of my MBA (/EFI/APPLE/FIRMWARE/MBA41_0077_B12_LOCKED.scap)

The header of the file looks interesting.

$IBIOSI$ MBA41.88Z.0077.B12.1506081728 Copyright (c) 2005-2015 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
Apple ROM Version
Board ID: MBA41
Built by: root@saumon
Date: Mon Jun 8 17:28:51 PDT 2015
Revision: svn 39297 (B&I)
Buildcave ID: 232
ROM Version: 0077_B12

Apples uses all kind of source control tools: git, Subversion (like the group / guy building the firmware above), probably even someone is still using CVS.

All (large) projects are managed using a centralized build system known as B&I (Build & Integration) – that the revision info.

Metal on El Capitan Dev Beta 4

The following Metal (MTL) drivers are there:

ifreunds-MBP:~ ifreund$ uname -a
Darwin ifreunds-MBP 15.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 15.0.0: Sun Jul 12 07:47:20 PDT 2015; root:xnu-3247.1.56~16/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
ifreunds-MBP:~ ifreund$ /Users/ifreund/Desktop/Metal/MetalInfo
MetalInfo!
No Metal Device Found
ifreunds-MBP:~ ifreund$ ls /System/Library/Extensions/*MTL*
/System/Library/Extensions/AMDMTLBronzeDriver.bundle:
Contents

/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelBDWGraphicsMTLDriver.bundle:
Contents

/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsMTLDriver.bundle:
Contents

/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelHD5000GraphicsMTLDriver.bundle:
Contents

/System/Library/Extensions/GeForceMTLDriver.bundle:
Contents
ifreunds-MBP:~ ifreund$

OS X El Capitan 10.11 Dev Beta 4 Released

Apple has released beta 4 of the Developer Preview version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan with build 15A226f.

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/39/61/031-28505/qd7ng6r82m6pegpdgyv3ewdoigccznyoqy/OSXUpd10.11.pkg

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/39/61/031-28505/qd7ng6r82m6pegpdgyv3ewdoigccznyoqy/FirmwareUpdate.pkg

Meanwhile also good news for nVidia GPU users as there are webdrivers available which work with El Capitan

http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,11137.msg31303.html#msg31303

http://us.download.nvidia.com/OH74WaRQJqEYOCnaqXNdHsnFt4J8zQnN/WebDriver-346.03.01b06.pkg

Metal on El Capitan Dev Beta 3

Seems the following Metal (MTL) drivers are there:


ifreunds-MacBook-Pro:~ ifreund$ uname -a
Darwin ifreunds-MBP 15.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 15.0.0: Sun Jun 28 00:25:56 PDT 2015; root:xnu-3247.1.36~7/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
ifreunds-MacBook-Pro:~ ifreund$ ls /System/Library/Extensions/*MTL*
/System/Library/Extensions/AMDMTLBronzeDriver.bundle:
Contents

/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelBDWGraphicsMTLDriver.bundle:
Contents

/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsMTLDriver.bundle:
Contents

/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelHD5000GraphicsMTLDriver.bundle:
Contents

/System/Library/Extensions/GeForceMTLDriver.bundle:
Contents
ifreunds-MacBook-Pro:~ ifreund$

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

Nothing OS X related, but this news just came in:

Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.

Feeling sad, as Nintendo is a company I grew up with since I saw the first NES / Famicom and got my first Gameboy (the one with the pink buttons).

Rest in peace !

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