Apple today seeded build 13C62 of OS X 10.9.2 to developers, marking the seventh beta iteration of 10.9.2. The release comes five days after the sixth OS X 10.9.2 beta, build 13C59, and nearly two months after the first OS X 10.9.2 beta.
The update is available to registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and should be appearing in the Mac Dev Center soon.
Apple continues to ask developers to focus on mail, messages, graphics drivers, VoiceOver, VPN, and SMB2. Earlier betas of OS X 10.9.2 began allowing Mac users to block people on iMessage and FaceTime, as can be done in iOS 7, and also introduced FaceTime Audio.
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Time to give someone else a chance (or coax back Serlet) and return to an OS X development cycle that makes more sense than rushed annual releases.
Didn't experience any of those issues on my MBP.
tl;dr The kernel does a lot of things.
As for the yearly release cycle, I get the feeling you're not really seeing the forest for the trees as you can't directly compare one version they've worked on for a year with another version they've worked on for two. Knowing that there's a number of things I'd like fixed (chief among them how badly OSX lags behind development in OpenGL), but are too big for ".1"-updates, I actually prefer a yearly release cycle rather than once every two years.
My favorite versions of OSX have been the ones where they've just stopped and focused on under-the-bonnet work like 10.6 and 10.9. I personally think every version of OSX since 10.5 has been fairly weak in the "new features" department, so you can't really blame Federighi for it on his own.
Also, even thou Federighi may have officially helmed 10.7, big software projects like major versions of an OS are often planned years ahead, meaning that while Federighi may have lead development, Serlet was in charge when the actually planning of the project was done.