For you server types: Apple just seeded OS X Mountain Lion Server Developer Preview 4 to developers apart of Apple’s Mac developer program. The update is available on the Developer Center and can be downloaded by grabbing the redemption code available.
Today’s server release (build 12S219n) comes after yesterday’s release of OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 (build 12A206j). Go ahead and grab it on the Developer Center if you are a registered member. As it is downloads, go ahead and check out the seed note below. It includes these known issues:
OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 Seed Note
OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 is prerelease software. Do not use this prerelease software in a
commercial operating environment or with important data. You should back up all of your data before
installing this software and regularly back up data while using the software. You will not be able to upgrade
from the OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview to the ﬁnal release.
If an installation of OS X Developer Preview 3 fails, try using Disk Utility from a Recovery HD to repair the
The OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview supports the following Macs:
• iMac (Mid 2007 or later)
• MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
• MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
• MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
• Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
• Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
• Xserve (Early 2009)
– On systems with FileVault enabled, canceling the restart to the Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 Installer
may leave your system unable to present a password dialog at boot time. You can repair the problem by
holding down command-R to boot to the Recovery OS and then using Disk Utility to unlock and Repair your
– Installing OS X 10.8 over 10.7.2 or earlier with FileVault turned on may fail
– Pre-Lion FileVault user accounts are not supported in this Developer Preview
– Some Apple menu items such as Restart may not work when a sandboxed app is in the foreground
– iTunes no longer syncs Notes
– Mail’s photo browser cannot access the iPhoto library
– Back to My Mac doesn’t work for the ﬁrst 5 minutes after rebooting
– DVD Player may not launch after inserting a DVD on some systems
– Most help topics are unavailable in this Developer Preview
– In the Recovery HD:
– Some icons may be missing
– Network Utility’s Lookup pane does not work
– Time Machine restoration via a AFP share does not work
– Restoring from a Time Machine backup via AFP does not work
– Migration from a Time Machine backup that excludes paths such as /System may yield an unusable system
– Brightness settings may change unexpectedly after reboot
– Display brightness may be dim after sleep or reboot
– If Mail is hidden at logout time, it may not be correctly relaunched during a subsequent login but will appear
to be running
– Java applets may not work in Safari
– QuickTime screen recordings may produce corrupted videos or cause an exception when run on machines
with NVDIA graphics
– In this seed, the Game Center application will view Production data by default. Games in development will
be programmatically switched to use the Sandbox server environment
– No Top Games are displayed on the Me tab and no game recommendations are shown on the Games tab
– To use Game Center in your game on OS X, you must install a provisioning proﬁle that enables Game
Center for your app. Code signing, entitlements, and provisioning proﬁles are all described in detail in Tools orkﬂow Guide for Mac
– Multiplayer gaming with Game Center between iOS and OS X is not available in this seed
– In the Game Center app, game detail information such as game provider, pricing, etc. is not displayed
– The local peer-to-peer GameKit API (GKSession, GKPeerPickerController, and related classes) is not
This build is being provided to you for testing and development purposes. Should you encounter any
problems, please submit a bug report using the online Bug Reporter at ;.
Please make sure to include “10.8 (12A178q)” in the bug title and description. This information will ensure
that your bug is processed quickly.
When submitting a bug report, please make sure to include a Summary, Steps to Reproduce, Expected
Results, Actual Results, and the diagnostic output generated by running ʻsudo sysdiagnoseʼ in the Terminal.
For complete instructions on submitting bug reports, please visit the Bug Reporting page at ;.
Thank you for your support.
Apple World wide Developer Relations
Auto-Submission of Diagnostic and Usage Data
By default, OS X 10.8 Developer Preview builds automatically send anonymous diagnostic and usage data
back to Apple. This includes information about crashes, freezes, kernel panics, and information about how
you use Apple and third-party software, hardware, and services. This information is used to help Apple
improve the quality and performance of its products and services. If necessary, this setting can be disabled in
the Privacy tab in the Security & Privacy preference pane.