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Mavericks Update Angst? OS X 10.9.2 Nearly Ready

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Is Apple’s latest Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, giving you problems? Issues? Fits? Cramps? No promises, but a Mavericks update is being test by developers and could be coming soon. Step inside for a quick look at the fixes and features that are coming in OS X 10.9.2.

While Apple has already had a go at fixing OS X Mail’s problems with Gmail and it’s off-label IMAP implementation, some users are still experiencing issues. OS X 10.9.2 includes an updated version of Mail (v7.2), which Apple has asked developers to focus on.

There is also a Safari dot-fix, version 7.0.2 coming, too, which offers bug fixes and security patches.

On the new feature side, Apple brings FaceTime Audio calling back to Mac with this Mavericks update. Additionally, FaceTime audio calling is integrated into the Messages app.

Both the FaceTime and Messages apps, welcome to the 21st Century, allow the user to block annoying and/or predatory people.

Again on the fix side, Mavericks users have complained about both graphic driver stability and OpenGL performance issues. While Tapscape doesn’t have info on specific issues, it is known that scores of updated graphic drivers are coming in this Mavericks update.

All in all, Apple is asking developers to focus their testing efforts on Mail, Messages, Graphic Drivers, VoiceOver, VPN and FaceTime Audio.

Mavericks Update: When?

Right Now (2/25/14) — Mavericks Update: OS X 10.9.2 Ships with Go to Fail Fix, More

Apple delivered OS X 10.9.2 Beta 4 on Thursday, just one week after the previous developer seed. Also, it is worth noting that Beta 3 [Build 13C44] and Beta [13C48] are separated by only four digits.

While not a hard and fast rule, beta builds released in quick succession often means a public release is just around the corner.

While OS X 10.9.2 probably won’t relieve cramps — try eating more bananas — Apple is working to fix the most of the issues users say are giving them grief.

What problems are you having with Mavericks? Is Apple testing a fix for that in OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks Update? Sound off in the comments below…

Source: Fairer Platform

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Minnesota Madman
Minnesota Madman

Mavericks sucks balls. Stick to Mountain Lion.

diary of a mavericks
diary of a mavericks

Says a self described “madman.” Mavericks rocks!

Johnny
Johnny

Lots of graphics issues on Macbook Pro Mid-2010, so many video artefacts- only occurred as soon as Mavericks was installed. Not just me, but lots of other users of this model

Ged
Ged

It’d be good if they fixed the incompatibility with the mbox 1 and 2.

Nan
Nan

My iMac won’t shut down unless I hold down the power button. This is crazy…

Nan
Nan

I also have the same problem as Ged

Bier4brkfst
Bier4brkfst

My battery is drained at a very rapid rate. At 100% charge it’s down to 89% within about 15 minutes after taking it off the dock. It completely takes away the convenience of having a laptop.

scottmp
scottmp

Even Pony Express mail was faster than Mavericks and G-mail. Beyond frustrating.

Laurent Glaenzer
Laurent Glaenzer

Issues with Powerpoint in show mode on a video projector. I suppose this is a Mavericks issue as it was not occurring on Mountain Lion.

pete
pete

no caldav compatibility in maverick calendar – sucks

Eric
Eric

Having intermittent issues connecting to networked drives, both on my server and when mounted to other computers on the network. Drives me crazy…

Pierre-Olivier
Pierre-Olivier

no, its a problem with office (cause by maverick i guess…). I updated office and it fixed the fullscreen crashes.

johnclark1
johnclark1

Worth “nothing” or worth “noting”? What’s in a letter, afer all.

arno
arno

– stability of the graphics drivers (boot when disconnecting an external (apple) monitor
– Mail migration issue’s (hotmail), requiring cleanup/editing of a config file (should be 18kb – was 40Mb and filled with corrupted entries, slowing down mail to almost standstill
– intermittent mail issue (not sending mail from outbox)

lighty
lighty

Yup, Mbox 2 / Avid compatibility issues are driving me nuts!!!
🙁 🙁 ;(

Ian Dack
Ian Dack

Will they let me double click on a folder to open it in a new window, like I did the last 25 years?

Arun
Arun

The issues persist on newer models as well. My later 2013 Macbook Pro gets the grey screen of death a number of times while playing VLC player. Hope the update cures this.

eric ericson
eric ericson

It’s significantly reduced my battery life on my mid 2013 macbook air. Like, halved it. From 12 hours to about 6 hours.

lreese
lreese

Firefox crashes many times a week (like just now in posting this message). Working over a network is a whole new set of permissions problems. Have to re-set the same permissions over and over! And hope they’re successful fixing Gmail this time around … last fix didn’t last for more than a couple days.

Jagermake
Jagermake

I have 15″ MBPr late 2013, have serious audio dropouts with Native Instruments audio interface.. As i’ve had a chat with NI support, in some beta tests they fixed the driver problem, cant wait the final release and see how it works!

grant boye
grant boye

more beach balls than half moon state beach

BobH
BobH

A significant number of users have been seeing problems with iMacs not waking properly from sleep since they installed 10.9. Some log entries point to issues that may corruption corruption around saving and restoring screen images that cause problems at wake. I wonder if the graphics drivers work could connect with that.

Philly
Philly

Many audio issues with brand new fusion drive IMac, including pops and clicks on most iTunes tracks. There’s an endless thread on it, everyone’s hopeful this update will help – https://discussions.apple.com/message/24383083#24383083

Michael
Michael

OMG, not sure how much longer I can go with Mail acting like this. Can’t delete messages, move messages within folders and the download/upload speed is the slowest it’s ever been since I download 10.9. The last update 10.9.1 did absolutely nothing to fix the issues I have here. My gmail is popping up user name errors all day long. It almost seems like my Mac has a virus, it’s that bad. UGH! Hopefully this last Beta version will do it and the public release will be within a week. This mail problem also occurs on my iPhone 5s and iPad within my network. Enough already, fix the problem!

Zib
Zib

Mail.app has to be fixed.

yikesboy
yikesboy

Ged, agreed. The USB audio issue on iMacs with Fusion drives appears to be pretty much universal and Apple has copped to it.

madonna's dad
madonna's dad

Having to keep re-installing the actual OS X mavericks is a bummer, sometimes it says it’s not installed but it is, and things work fine, and then they don’t- i have to ‘re-install’. I don’t remember having this problem with OS on disks.

Crates
Crates

I’ve been experiencing random reboots when in sleep mode ever since upgrading to Mavericks. Also, some serious issues with SMB shares (and NFS in general).

FIX IT, Apple. Just because Microsoft lowered the bar with Windows 8 doesn’t mean you have to settle for less.

JupiterToMars
JupiterToMars

Late 2009 MacBook White here. Swiping right (or left?) in Safari sometimes causes the page to freeze instead of going back. In that case i always have to force-close Safari and restart it.

Syn-Fi
Syn-Fi

Samplerate issues with usb Audio devices and mavericks. I wonder if they have fixed this also?

Jon Niemann
Jon Niemann

would that it did

Jon Niemann
Jon Niemann

Having the same problem with my MINI. I get a permanent white screen with either “shutdown” or “restart”. Does not seem to cause problems with stability but concerned about long-term potential issues and too many components not shutting down.

Jon Niemann
Jon Niemann

OSX Mavericks on my MINI getting white screen on either shutdown or restart. Also when sleeping having problems waking up; not getting the login box. A shutdown and power on of the monitor seems to help most of the time. HDMI issue? Buggiest OSX experience ever…I am sorry to say.

MustardGas Jonny
MustardGas Jonny

It usually takes until .3 or .4 for things to calm down enough that the OS is ‘usable’. If you’ve upgraded production systems voluntarily to Mavericks, then you are asking for pain.
It’s been this way since forever. Let other people do the testing, and you can reap the benefits when the major problems are fixed.

Netabare4You
Netabare4You

hope it will be released soon

Peed off
Peed off

I’m still getting the Black Screen of Death randomly on my iMac. It was fine until I went for the “free” upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mavericks. I have to reboot, sometimes force reboot, at least five times daily since “upgrading” I have the latest 10.9.2 and it’s still a problem. This is crap Apple. Just fix the damn thing. No more beta releases pawned off as a functioning system. Free is sometimes too expensive.

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