OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 6 Available for Testing
Apple has released the sixth beta build of OS X El Capitan for eligible Mac developers to test. The new build arrives versioned as 15A244d and marches the operating system further towards the wider public release, scheduled loosely for the fall.
Mac developers can find the new version, which weighs in around 1.5GB, available to download now from the App Store Updates section. As usual a reboot is required to complete installation.
Presumably the new release continues to focus on bug fixes, feature improvements, performance enhancements, and other optimizations to OS X 10.11. The release notes accompanying the download are quite brief, however, simply stating “This update is recommended for all users” who are running an existing developer beta build of El Capitan.
Developer Beta builds are separate from Public Beta builds, and typically Apple will release a new developer beta before later pushing an update to the OS X Public Beta program. Developer releases are generally intended for Mac software and hardware developers, accessible as part of the annual Apple Developer program membership, whereas Public Beta releases can be used by anyone who opts in to participate in the program. Later in the year, the final version will be released to the general public as a free download from the Mac App Store.
OS X 10.11 El Capitan aims to enhance the Mac operating system experience by adding performance improvements, smarter features, a new split-screen app view, and other general refinements to OS X.