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    Mac Mini (Late 2018) users should refrain from upgrading to macOS Catalina 10.15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I was just reading the other day how Apple's software development teams are now going to be using a completely different method considering the reminders how so many of their recent OS releases were so bad and most needing another almost fix.
    Do you have any idea what the different method is vs what they do now?

    Company I worked for before I retired ran hundreds of thousands automated software test cases on every release plus weeks of manual testing- but that was "industrial" software that ran global communication systems and ATM switches, so we couldn't afford any but the most minor bugs.
    We also didn't give the software away for free even though it would only run on proprietary switches.

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    Do you have any idea what the different method is vs what they do now?
    Try some google searches as I can't find the url.


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    Do you have any idea what the different method is vs what they do now?
    Found it:
    Inside Apple’s iPhone Software Shakeup After Buggy iOS 13 Debut
    Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
    Apple Inc. is overhauling how it tests software after a swarm of bugs marred the latest iPhone and iPad operating systems, according to people familiar with the shift.
    Also same place for:
    The initial version of iOS 13 was so buggy that Apple has had to rush out several patches. In the first two months of iOS 13, there have been eight updates, the most since 2012 when Federighi took over Apple’s iOS software engineering group. The company is currently testing another new version, iOS 13.3, and there’s already a follow-up in the works for the spring.
    Just to answer the question:
    When did they make 7-8 updates in a month?
    Well, just a few weeks difference...


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    Last edited by pm-r; 11-24-2019 at 09:21 PM.

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    Mac Mini (Late 2018) users should refrain from upgrading to macOS Catalina 10.15.
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    Thanks Patrick - nice article.

    Apple seems to have the same general problem my company had software engineers always want to work on the new, hot and sexy features, very few, if any, are happy working on improving the existing code. No glory in that, I suppose.
    Maybe Apple needs to create a monetary incentive to help with that problem - it's not that hey are short of funds.

    The one thing I missed in the article is any reference to software verification using automated test programs - I assume Apple runs those on every release; trying to cover all the different combinations and permutations manually is just impossible.

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    Ah, I thought we were talking about macOS. That's what runs on the Mini that is the subject of this thread, after all...
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