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Safari 4.0 Developer Preview Released

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After yesterday's tumultuous excitement over MobileMe, the iPhone 3G, and Snow Leopard, another unannounced development has slipped under the radar. Today, Apple released an early preview of Safari 4.0 on its Apple Developer Connection website. Just a little over a year since betas of the Safari 3 browser began to become available to the public, its successor promises to begin laying down the foundation of the next iteration of the Mac OS X operating system - Snow Leopard. Like Snow Leopard, Safari 4 is primarily focused on performance enhancements, especially in its underlying WebKit engine, rather than new features and UI changes, scoring an impressive 98% on the Acid 3 test.

 

Currently, this early preview of Safari 4 is only available to developers and requires Safari 3.1.1 to install the update. As of this morning, it has also been spotted aboard a certain pirate ship docked in a bay.

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That's fast! I thought it would have been available just as part of Snow Leopard Developer Preview, but as I see it's public for every developer.

98% in acid3 it's impressive, although Safari 3.1.1 + the latest WebKit nightly build gain 100% score.

 

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man installing that caused every single application on my computer to unexpectedly quit. good thing it had an uninstall package!!

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Font size button is there (well not installed in the toolbar as default but available for customization) since first Safari (Jaguar or 10.2 times)

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By the way, you don't need to have a select or premium membership to get this - just register a free ADC developer account and you'll have access to the download at developer.apple.com.

 

What I would like to see aboard this certain pirate ship docked in a bay, however, is the full Snow Leopard Developer Preview :o The hunt is on...

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Finally. Safari now has Windows Cleartype font smoothing. Thank the lord.

 

What? This is one of the reasons I switched to OSX. Or are you just talking about thw Windows version?

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Finally. Safari now has Windows Cleartype font smoothing. Thank the lord.

 

You can use ClearType with Safari 3 (at least with Webkit nightlies), just need to change a setting.

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As of this morning, it has also been spotted aboard a certain pirate ship docked in a bay.

 

LOL. You guys are soooo creative :D

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i have downloaded it and installed it, i can see no change in speed or performance (yet), ajax and java script systems run normally, the web application thing, i saw some product that does this while back ago (can't remember the name), so is it a rip off? (won't be apples first time) or did they buy him.

 

any way if i find any thing new i will let you know.

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i have downloaded it and installed it, i can see no change in speed or performance (yet), ajax and java script systems run normally, the web application thing, i saw some product that does this while back ago (can't remember the name), so is it a rip off? (won't be apples first time) or did they buy him.

 

any way if i find any thing new i will let you know.

Fluid for webkit and Prism for the gecko engine add SSB functionality. I don't known if you could call it apple ripping them off, it's probably much of the same relationship apple has with webkit.

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