Chug, chug, chugging along. Apple demonstrates steady progress with the release of OS X Yosemite Beta 5 (aka Developer Preview 5, OS X 10.10 build 14A314h), which includes a fair number of both under the hood and visible to the naked eye changes.
Two week intervals. On July 21, Apple seeded OS X Yosemite Beta 4, which brought a lot of changes including a visually updated iTunes 12.
Yosemite Beta 5 is perhaps somewhat less ambitious, but there’s plenty mull over nonetheless:
— Volume, Brightness — New, non-transparent HUDs (image below)
— Launchpad — New download progress bar
— Calculator — Slightly more transparent look
— Safari — New prefs that turns on full website addresses
— Finder task bar (ie copy, empty trash) has rounded corners (again)
— New Audio Pref — Turn on audio feedback for changes in sound level
— GateKeeper — Forced march to the latest version of GateKeeper. OS X 10.8.5 or earlier Code Signing no long supported (See also: Apple’s OS X 10.9.5, Yosemite Beta 5 Code Signing Letter to Devs
— See release notes for known issues
Paid in full developers can get OS X Yosemite Beta 5 via Software Update within the Mac App Store app.
For what it’s worth, the missing/wrong icon issue in OS X Yosemite seems to have been fixed in Beta 5. As always, your mileage will vary — sound off in the comments below!