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This article was published on April 18, 2012

Apple releases OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 and new Xcode 4.4 build

Apple releases  OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 and new Xcode 4.4 build
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Apple has today released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 to developers of Mac applications. The company has also posted a list of known issues and bugs in the latest version of its next OS.

Developers can download the new release from the Apple Developer Center directly by redeeming a code via the Mac App Store. At this point it does not appear as an update in the store automatically. You can see our rundown of the major new features of Mountain Lion here.

The most troublesome component of Mountain Lion so far has been its new Messages app, which essentially a re-skinned version of iChat that has iMessage support. Nothing in the notes below appears to address Messages.

In addition to a new version of Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3, Apple has also updated its Xcode 4.4 developer tool to build number 4F155i. There have been a number of new features added including an updated compiler, improvements to AppKit support and improved code completion.

The new release of Mountain Lion comes along with a host of changes. This is the information we’ve been provided with:

Known Issues
– 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 volume.
– 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
Game Center
– 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 Workflow 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 supported