Coming just over two weeks following the release of the first beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan following its debut on stage at WWDC 2015, Apple has seeded the second beta of the Mac operating system to developers.
The new beta release of El Capitan – build 15A204h – is now available for download via the Apple Developer Center website. The seed should also be available soon to developers via the Update tab in the Mac App Store. Apple has also released OS X Server 5.0 beta 2, and Xcode 7 beta 2.
AppleInsider notes that as can be expected, a number of issues remain in beta 2 of El Capitan, including issues when upgrading from OS X Lion or earlier. Issues with Aperture, Disk Utility, iCloud Keychain, iPhoto, iTunes, Mail, Networking, Photos, Printing, SpriteKit, USB, Wi-Fi, and Language are also present.
The release of El Capitan is intended as a refinement of OS X Yosemite, although it also offers new features, including Split View, a tweaked Mission Control, and improved built-in apps.
El Capitan is currently available only members of the Mac Developer Program. A public beta will be available in July. The final version will be available free, via the Mac App Store this fall. Customers interested in signing up for the public beta can visit the El Capitan preview page for more details.