Apple Seeds Beta 5 of macOS Mojave to Developers for Testing

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Just a week ago, Apple seeded the fourth beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14.5. Now, Apple is ready to present the Beta 5 to developers. This update comes a little more than a month after the launch of Mojave 10.14.4 for the public.

The update includes a new security layer of protection for Gatekeeper. This is made specifically for developers, so they can notarize apps that are not distributed through the Mac App Store.

A new feature is the support for the Reiwa (令和) era of the Japanese calendar, which will now be presented as “元年”(“Gannen”) instead of “1年”. An exception will make the short numeric formats that use the narrow era name.

Regarding any known issues in this beta version, here’s what Apple has to say:

The system fails to register tickets stapled to installer packages not scanned by Gatekeeper, which causes newly installed kernel extensions to fail to load if Internet access isn’t available. This can occur if a user launches installation from a local folder or an enterprise uses automated tools to deploy an installer. This issue doesn’t affect stapled disk images, apps, or kext bundles. (50205533)

They’ve also included a workaround solution to the problem, which you can find in their Release Notes.

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