OS X Lion 10.7.3 build 11D16 seeded to devs

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.

Release Notes

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.

Installation Instructions

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.

Known Issues

– None

Focus Areas

– iCloud document storage

– AddressBook

– iCal

– Mail

Bug Reporting

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”.

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With Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X, you’ll also be able to send and receive HD quality video when talking to your friends and family. You’ll need to use the Mac’s built-in webcam or choose from a variety of webcams from our Skype Shop, such as the Logitech C910, to make video calls in crystal clear HD quality. To receive clear HD video calls on your Mac, we recommend an upload/download speed of 1.5Mbps.

While previous versions of Skype, even 2.8, seem to run rather well on Lion, official support should iron out any bugs you’ve been noticing since upgrading. The new update is not only available for Lion users, however, Skype’s blog post notes it is also compatible back to Leopard.

You can download Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X here.

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We previously educated you of Apple’s release of Mac OS X 10.6.8 which will get your Mac ready for you to upgrade to Lion, availability of OS X Lion Developer Preview 2 and Golden Master versions, and also detailed you how you can turn your Mac into a server. If you followed us properly and are also well versed with Apple’s take on OS X Lion (with over 250 new features!), chances are you are ready and raring to go to get the brand spanking new OS from Cupertino.

In addition to that, we also shared with you a list of applications compatible with your new OS so that you can get started with Lion straight away with your favorite apps, without having to find your way here and there.

With so much knowledge available at the click of a button, you can now calmly proceed to get that copy of Lion you were waiting for since you first heard of its possible end-of-July arrival! Don’t forget to share your joy (and other experiences with Lion) with us 🙂

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