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Will I be able to upgrade my Snow Leopard developer seed to final, or will I have to re-install?

Will I be able to upgrade my Snow Leopard developer seed to final, or will I have to re-install?

I have been a developer for a long time. I am deciding when to just use Snow Leopard as my primary operating system, now or after it is released to the public. In the past I have always had a separate hard drive for testing, and I keep nuking and reloading with the latest seed.

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"Without knowing whether or not the GM will be released as a software update (mind you Apple has never put out more seeds via Software Update before with the exception of one time updates to WWDC seeds designed to test Software Update) it's impossible to tell what kind of install you will have to do and Apple isn't talking.

EDIT: Coincidentally the rumoured GM (10A432) per MacRumors has been reported to only be available as an image from Apple's developer site. It may be a delay on the Software Update however.

I would recommend looking at the Archive and Install option regardless - it will keep your user folder and your Applications folder and simply just replace the OS. A ""clean"" install without actually wiping the drive. The only downside is that any plug-ins or applications that are installed in /Library/* (eg. /Library/QuickTime for QuickTime components, or /Library/Internet Plug-ins/ for plug-ins, etc.) but you can retrieve them by either re-installing the applications that added them or grab them from /Previous System/Library."