The Sixth Seed: OS X 10.9.3 13D38
The best way to know whether or not your roast in the oven is done, or not, is to stick a thermometer and check the temperature. Unfortunately, there is no OS X beta thermometer, so it is really hard to know whether OS X 10.9.3 is ready to serve, or not.
There are clues.
Latish Wednesday, Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D38 to registered Mac developers. The release notes are the same — focus your testing on Graphics Drivers, Audio, Mail, Contacts + Calendar sync over USB in iTunes and Safari.
That said, iTunes 11.1.6 beta 5 came with OS X 10.9.3 13D33 and this beta seed, too. Likewise, OS X 10.9.2 13D38 ships with Safari 7.0.3 9537.75.14, which is also the same as the previous dev seed and the same build that Apple has already shipped as a stand-alone install.
While I won’t hazard a guess as to whether OS X 10.9.3 is finished or not, pieces of it apparently are seared brown outside yet juicy and slightly pink inside.
And, what is special about the “sixth seed”? Nothing, but it’s an alliteration that perhaps inevitably got me thinking about “Shintoists shattering sheet glass in the shit house and shouting shlogans.”
And, if you know that reference, welcome to the Ministry of Funny Walks…
Sources: MacNN, etc