OS X 10.9 13A510d Seeded, Safari Performance Boost Noted
Call it OS X 10.9 Developer Preview 3, 13A510d or Beta 3 if you like, but it’s all the same to the rest of us. Whereas the previous beta, 13A497d, arrived chockablock with new features, tweaks and fixes, this particular Mavericks developer seed seems to be about bug fixes.
First, let’s start with some observations by OS X 10.9 13A510d beta testers who say, for example, that Safari 7 seems to be snappy again, like it was in the first developer preview. Similarly, some MacBook Pro Retina owners are self-reporting that battery performance has improved by double digits.
Additionally, informed sources say Safari 7 now seems to be aware (i.e. automagical detection) of more plugins/network protocols, such as GoogleTalk.
Apple has apparently included a new version of Messages in OS X 10.9 13A510d, though it isn’t known what new features it might bring.
What hasn’t changed? iBooks still hasn’t shown up. Moreover, Apple’s still shipping old versions of GameCenter and Reminders.
A Fairer Platform informant reports that there are few if any new/updated networking or graphic driver frameworks in OS X 10.9 13510d.
That said, please enjoy the seed notes…
OS X 10.9 DP 3 Seed Notes:
Notes and Known Issues
– Network migration from earlier versions of OS X requires the Migration Update for Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion available form the Mac Dev Center.
– Migration from Windows is not supported in Developer Preview 3.
– Reinstalling Developer Preview 3 from the Recovery Partition is not supported. Developer Preview 3 can be reinstalled using a Time Machine backup or Target Disk Mode.
iCloud and iCloud Keychain
– The Reset Keychain button in Account Details of the iCloud preferences pane is for testing purposes and will not be available in the final release.
– First time iCloud setup may fail. Disabled services may be manually enabled in the iCloud preferences pane.
– After upgrading to Developer Preview 3, iCloud Keychain will need to be re-enabled in the iCloud preferences pane.
– iCloud Keychain in OS X Mavericks Developer Seed 3 is not backward compatible with iOS 7 Seed 2 and OS X Mavericks Developer Seed 2.
– When enabling iCloud Keychain, a blank sheet may appear. Force Quit System Preferences and retry.
– Installation within a virtual machine is not supported for VMWare Fusion.
– Adobe After Effects CS6 will not function correctly.
– Screen recordings taken with Developer Preview 3 are not compatible with earlier releases of OS X.
– The QuickTime Player progress bar may be nonfunctional when opening media that requires conversion prior to playback.
– Aperture may exit unexpectedly when exporting an image while in full screen.
– Moving a full-screen Aperture window to a secondary display may prevent the app window from being visible in subsequent attempts to use full screen.
– When saving from Photoshop, ‘Save As’ may not respect selected filetype.
– Maps may display some graphical corruption when resizing windows or switching from standard to satellite view.
– Fusion Drive volumes created with Developer Preview 3 are not compatible with OS X version 10.8.4 or earlier.
– The headphone port on the new 2013 MacBook Air will not operate unless headphones are present at boot.
– On some machines, frequently sleeping and waking may result in the machine restarting.
– Developer Preview 3 includes OpenSSH 6.2p2.