Stepping aside for a moment from the extravagant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Apple has put developers to work by seeding the latest build (11D42) of OS X 10.7.3, bringing along the usual bug fixes and much more. Weighing in at 989.75 MB (for those updating from 10.7.2 and 1.26 GB for those updating from any previous version of Mac OS X Lion), the release notes point to the addition of Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support, as well as addresses issues when using smart cards to log into OS X, has resolved issues authenticating with directory services and addresses compatibility issues with Windows file sharing. Developers have been asked by Apple to specifically focus on Spotlight, Safari, Address Book, iCal and Mail.
Apple has begun seeding OS X Lion 10.7.3 with build number 11D16 to developers few hours ago. The update emphasizes on iCloud document storage, Address Book, iCal, and Mail apps, and weighs 633MB with no known issues. Accompanying Lion is OS X Server 10.7.3, with the same focus areas and build number.
OS X Lion 10.7.3 build 11D16 Seed Note
OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 is an update to OS X Lion 10.7.
The OS X Lion 10.7.3 Update (Combo) updates
– OS X Lion 10.7, 10.7.1 or 10.7.2 GM builds.
The OS X Lion 10.7.3 Update (Delta) updates
– OS X Lion 10.7.2 GM builds.
Please be aware that you will not be able to revert back to your previous system after updating. Please install this update on a system you are prepared to erase if necessary.
– iCloud document storage
This build is being provided to you for testing and development purposes. Should you encounter any problems, please submit a bug report using the online Bug Reporter at <http://bugreporter.apple.com/>. Please make sure to include “10.7.3 (11D16)” in the bug title and description. This information will ensure that your bug is processed quickly.
When submitting a bug report, please make sure to include a Summary, Steps to Reproduce, Actual Results, Expected Results, the System Profile Report, and any other relevant information that is necessary to process the report.
IMPORTANT: Engineering requires additional information for crashing bugs, kernel panics, and hanging issues.
Crashing Bugs: Crash logs are required for crashing bugs. Crash logs can be located in ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports
Kernel Panics: Backtraces, which contain vital information for investigating kernel panics, are required for kernel panic issues. Backtraces can be saved to nvram on restart shutdown, then copied to the panic.log file on restart. The panic.log file can be found in /Library/Logs/PanicReporter.
Hanging Issues: When an application is hung, a Sample should be provided. This can be done using the Activity Monitor (/Applications/Utilities/). To generate a Sample using this utility, click on the hung application name, then from the View Menu select “Sample Process”.