Apple today has seeded a new build of OS X Lion 10.7.2 to developers. The update brings an updated version of iCloud, Safari and a new build of Lion (11C35) which is required for the transition from MobileMe to iCloud.
OS X Lion 10.7 was released a few weeks ago exclusively on the Mac App Store. It comes with over 250 new features and is being dubbed as a transitional OS because of the fact that it marries some of the best features of iOS with OS X; Lion marks the beginning of Apple’s focus on touch-oriented UX for desktops.
Today’s seeding brings three new updates to the Mac, namely: an updated build of OS X Lion 10.7.2 (11C35), iCloud for OS X Lion Beta 6 and Safari 5.1.1. The former two updates are a must for the transition from MobileMe to iCloud, the latter brings iCloud syncing to Apple’s browser.
Apple seeded 10.7.2 (11C26) a couple of weeks back which brought iCloud support to the desktop. 10.7.1 was skipped in the process and is, as such, expected to be a bug fix/performance improving update which will be released soon.
If you want to update, be sure to run the included reversioner and then install the updated seed without restarting your system. Only restart after installing the new build.
The change log for today’s build i.e. 11C35 is:
This pre-release version of OS X Lion 10.7.2 is being provided solely for testing iCloud and updates the public release of OS X Lion and any earlier seed of OS X Lion 10.7.2. If you installed a previous seed of OS X Lion 10.7.2, please run the included reversioner package followed by the OS X Lion 10.7.2 update without restarting your system. You should restart your system after installing the OS X Lion 10.7.2 Update. (Mac Developer Program membership is required).
iCloud for OS X Lion Beta 6 will be used to make the passage from MobileMe to iCloud a smooth experience. Change log:
iCloud Add-on installer for OS X Lion. (Mac Developer Program membership is required).
Lastly, Safari 5.1.1 has also been released. The updated version of Apple’s WebKit-based browser brings support for iCloud wherein your bookmarks and Reading List will be synced with Apple’s servers. Change log:
Download the latest release of Safari for OS X Lion to test Bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud.
The above mentioned Betas are available for developers only, and can be downloaded from Apple Dev Center.