Mavericks Update: Stick a Fork in OS X 10.9.2?
Apple’s second and still brewing second Mavericks update fixes bugs, delivers a whole bunch of new graphics drivers and also brings minor new features. As we near the public release, what else is “known” about OS X 10.9.2? Step inside for the details.
Whereas last week’s OS X 10.9.2 Beta 3 [13C44] tipped the scales at a hefty, hefty 1.9-plus gigabytes, Apple’s just seeded Beta 4 [13C48] weighs less than half that. So, last outing was a reset? Hmm, not an unreasonable conclusion.
As with previous developer seeds, Apple is asking folks to focus their testing on Mail, Messages, Graphic Drivers, VoiceOver, VPN and FaceTime Audio.
Of those things, FaceTime Audio calling is a new feature, which is available within FaceTime and Messages. Another new feature is the ability to block people in both FaceTime and Messages.
On the bug fix side, Mavericks Mail’s well documented issues with Gmail IMAP are getting attention. So, too, are graphics drivers — updated drivers in OS X 10.9.2 — and VPN.
Safari 7.0.2 and Mail 7.2 are bundled with OS X 10.9.2 and are thought to contain security patches and bug fixes only — no new features.
As with all beta software, features, fixes and functionality can differ significantly from final code. Mileage could vary significantly between the betas and the publicly released version of OS X 10.9.2.
If past is prologue, Apple will deliver OS X 10.9.2 as early as next week…
Can’t wait or were you hoping there would be more?