OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta 5 Released for Testing
Apple has released a new beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 for Mac users in the developer program and participating in the public beta. The release is versioned as build 14E33b.
Mac users who are eligible to receive the new Yosemite beta can find the download available now through the Mac App Store Update mechanism.
The focus of OS X 10.10.4 appears to be mostly under-the-hood changes to fix bugs and improve performance. A notable change that is said to arrive with OS X 10.10.4 is the replacement of critical networking component discoveryd with mDNSResponder, the version which existed on the Mac prior to OS X Yosemite. That change will likely help to resolve any lingering networking discovery and connectivity issues for Mac users who, despite the 10.10.1, 10.10.2, and 10.10.3 software updates, have continuously been impacted by network problems since upgrading to OS X Yosemite.
It’s unclear when OS X 10.10.4 will be made available to the public, but typically Apple goes through numerous beta builds before unveiling the final version, suggesting that the final release may arrive sooner than later.
Separately, those registered as Apple developers can also download OS X El Capitan beta 1, the next generation Mac operating system, which will become part of the public beta program in July, and is aimed at a fall release. OS X 10.11 El Capitan is said to focus heavily on performance and stability, but does include a variety of new features and feature enhancements as well.