Day 3 (2 and 3) 

Version: OS X 10.10 (14A238x)

Working for Me 

  • Chrome is working well. In fact it has none of the lag (slow and hanging) that Safari does right now 
  • 1Password is autofilling in Safari and Chrome now, don't know why it didn't initially work 
  • LaunchBar is a champ and continues to march along working as expected 
  • OmniGraffle 6 Professional works great 
  • Sublime Text is getting its usual workout 
  • Evernote is working as expected; the menu bar for quick notes, the full client, integration with Skitch, and browser plug-ins all work as expected 
  • Skitch is working 
  • Transporter Desktop and Sync now seems to be working though I don't have the sync icons in Finder anymore. I will uninstall and reinstall... 
    • Update: I fully uninstalled "based" on this link (old verion but very similar), http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=141813, and then reinstalled Transporter Desktop. This ended up not working as it just hung on install (status bar kept going to zero and filling over and over)... 
    • Final Attempt: I ended up Force Quitting the installation and restarting the machine. On restart I deleted the Transporter directory and the re-ran the install (Transporter Desktop.app). This actually worked; and quickly finished. All is back to working as I'd expect it to... Good to go! 
  • Dropbox is working and syncing 
  • Caffeine is doing its job keeping the OS from sleeping when I want it to 
  • Time Machine is working and, as usual, prompting me to delete old backups due to limited remaining space 
  • Sonos is staying up to date and appears to be protecting me 
  • Day One is working 
  • Hazel kicked off and ran each of the rules when I imported some photos from the weekend 
  • Fantastical has taken some calendar entries from me today - all good 
  • Safari's Share button is getting its usual exercise 
  • GPGTools Finder integration works (encrypting and decrypting files)
  • GPGTools Keychain Access seems to work 
  • Terminal is working: I've been building out a couple of Raspberry Pis, and terminaling (SSH) in, headless 
  • RealVNC Viewer is remoting into the RPis just fine 

Not Working in Some Way for Me 

  • Mail.app is crashing nearly every time I get into it, when I create a new message, open a message to read it; basically opening an email message window 
  • Mail Act-On workarounds: 
    • Archive: Ctrl+A - Keyboard Shortcut (custom Mail) 
  • GPGTools Mail.app integration does not work. It seems to sign correctly but encryption is disabled
  • Automator 
    • When recording a work-around in mail, for clip-a-tron 3001, Mail.app crashes repeatedly. As a work around, I'll try Keyboard Maestro or straight AppleScript. This may be a Mail.app issue as much as an Automator one. 
  • I've been viewing some videos about Raspberry Pi and other electronic projects on YouTube. Playing the videos in Safari is very slow. Audio is fast but video is lagging behind a bit. 

Other Things 

  • Safari continue to be very slow. Opening new tabs, in particular, is dawg ass slow. 
  • Dark Mode doesn't yet fully work, apparently. You can "turn it on" in System Preferences --> General --> Appearance. You can set it to Blue (default) or Graphite (Dark) but not much changes. For a color blind guy like me, I see that Window controls turn gray, menu bar icons use their non-color versions, and Finder's sidebar is gray but not much other than that. The window headers, status bar areas, etc. all remains bright... 
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AuthorMatt Ortiz

Day 1 

Version: OS X 10.10 (14A238x)

I’ll be using the Developer Preview to build new apps, update existing ones, and for day-to-day non-developer power use. It'll will be installed, at the metal, on my primary machine; a MacBook Pro Retina 15 (late 2013). I wanted to jump in now as we're kicking off some new "stuff" at Aescentia and wanted flesh out if I can be productive (or not) before it becomes a "bad time" to do it. Hopefully the information is helpful to other early adopters and devs. 

As context, I don’t develop day-to-day anymore but remain involved in product development, solutioning, design and planning, and in some cases I'll engage (pulling up my sleeves) for strategic clients. 

These are my day 1 observations. I won’t have touched a number of my tools or workflows for some time, so I’ll post updates through release or until I can’t handle it and need to revert back to stay productive. 

So far I've had some "non-trivial" issues, but… I have a bootable backup so we’ll see how’ goes. 

You Got to Do It! 

Prior to installing the Developer Preview from the Mac Dev Center I made multiple backups for, hopefully, obvious reasons. You should do the same... There’s a good chance you’ll need it. 

1) I use a cloud backup service always; 2) I use Time Machine always too; and 3), for quick recovery, I made a bootable clone with Carbon Copy Cloner of my MacBook Pro running Mavericks. It boots to the clone on an external SSD and my tests are all “Green” so I'm good to go. 

I'll likely put the information below in to a list over the next few days, but I'm putting up my notes, as is, for now. 

Apps that Are Working (for me) 

  • OmniFocus 2 for Mac 
  • OminFocus clipping (from Safari.app and text) 
  • Messages 
  • TextExpander 4.2.1 
  • Keyboard Maestro 6.4.3 
    • I have a number of KM macros that I use and they all seem to be working
  • Automator 
    • I have a number of Automator services and applications and they all seem to be working 
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 
  • Safari 
  • Text Edit 
  • Sublime Text (Build 3059) 
  • Adium 1.5.10 

Things that Are Not Working (for me, in some way) 

  • OmniFocus Clip-o-Tron 3001 (clipping from Mail.app) 
  • CrashPlan.app (Note: the CrashPlan menu bar does, however, show that it is “synchronizing” but with no detail and when I launch the app from there the app crashes and presents a Crash Report)
  • 1Password Safari Extension - after enabling the extension it prompts requiring you to install 1Password.app 
    • On second or third try the extension works; but doesn’t auto fill. Manual copy and paste does, however works. 
  • 1Password.app - on initial app launch it hung and eventually failed (with a problem report) 
    • After re-launching the second or third time 1Password.app launches and seems to work. It may be that 1Password mini was now on and apparently working. 
  • OmniMailMessageServiceEnabler incompatible plug-in message - this sucks, it is my primary capture feature! 
  • Mail Act-On - I got an incompatible plug-in message on first launch of Mail.app and now it does not work 
  • Transporter.app  
    • Finder integration and syncing are not working 
    • Transporter menu bar shows the Transporter Sync as not connected 
  • Our NAS isn’t showing up in Finder Sidebar (though it did prior to the install) in the Shared Connected Servers group. Other Macs and our Time Capsule are, however, showing there.  
    • Using Connect to Server… (manually) does mount the server and shares 
    • Work-around: I used Keyboard Maestro to keep the drive/share(s) mounted (http://www.macdrifter.com/2012/03/keep-a-drive-mounted-with-keyboard-maestro.html).
      • Note that I wasn't able to use mount volume “afp://…”, as described in the post, but open location "smb://servername/share” did, in my case. You’ll need to figure out what works for you. It took me some time (searching) to figure it out as I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. 

Other Observations 

  • Safari.app is slow to launch and come forward during app switching 
  • Mail.app is slow to launch and come forward during app switching 
  • Mail.app crashed 4 times in 3-4 hours 

That Being Said... 

Any issues I find are specific to my environment, configuration, and to the apps I use. They may be Apple’s problem, they may be the apps developer’s problem, or they may be the result of my use. 

These are my observations only. They are provided without support and I take no responsibility for anything that happens to you… at all!  

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AuthorMatt Ortiz