To go along with this morning’s third iOS 7 beta, Apple has released OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 3. This new preview arrives two weeks following Preview 2. Like Preview 2, it seems likely that Preview 3 focuses on bug and performance fixes.
OS X Mavericks launches for the general public this fall with new Maps and iBooks apps, significant battery life, scrolling, and overall performance adjustments, and power-user features like revamped multiple-monitor support, Finder Tags, Finder Tabs, and a faster Safari browser.
As readers discover changes in the new Mavericks preview, we will note them below. If you find anything new, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The update comes in at 1.08 GB.
Release Notes / 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.