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Safari GM?

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 27, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot


    There are reports that Safari v78 is Gold Master (GM) and have been seen in the wild. According to MacBidouille each version distributed to seeders had a unique id associated with it... to help find the source of the ongoing leaks.
  2. macrumors G5


    GM or not, the development goes on anyway...

    Every new release of Safari is a good thing, but the GM designation is essentially meanginless to me--no more than a minor item of interest. (The resulting appearance of Safari as the default on new Macs would be a nice step, though.)

    Before GM:

    Safari is stable, full-featured, and free. But will still periodically get further enhancements, features and fixes.

    After GM:

    Safari is stable, full-featured, and free. But will still periodically get further enhancements, features and fixes.

    Conclusion: it hardly matters what does or doesn't change for the GM. Development will go on, and Apple will keep listening to feedback. GM doesn't mean the product is "final" because software NEVER needs to cease evolving.
  3. macrumors regular

    hmmm... I hope they fix a few bugs in it in this GM - i can open emails but not reply to them
  4. macrumors regular

    Before GM, software is evolving rapidly, when it becomes GM, ie version 1.0, the path is set and the programme won't be updated till version 1.1 which will be months afer the initial release.

    So, I'm happy with it being a beta (ie heaps of changes and updates). But as nagromme pointed out, it really doesn't make that much difference. We've already got the programme.

  5. macrumors member

    Actually, it does matter for some of us. Several websites, aka wellsfargo, do not let you log on to secure portions of their site if you're not using one of their "approved browers". They refuse to "approve" a browser until it's out of beta testing.

    EDIT: Okay, evidently now you can log onto wellsfargo with Safari. Guess they changed that rule.

    "Even logic must give way to physics" - Spock
  6. macrumors 65816


    The Safari GM also says:

    1.0 Beta 3 (v78 NIP: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)
  7. macrumors 65816

    Wells Fargo started to accept Safari after the last update (I believe). I'm not sure of the reason. I know that I sent them several emails asking them to upgrade their website to be compatible with Safari.:)
  8. macrumors 65816


    Wells Fargo website sucks for a lot of different browsers, Mac or otherwise. 1 or 2 years ago when they changed everything to work basically only with IE for Windows, some of their customers left over it. They are slowly realising that to compete in the market, they have to have a viale online presence. They have just been VERY slow to figure it out :mad:
  9. macrumors newbie

    Download safari enhancer, it basically allows you to spoof other browsers through the debug menu.

    It is a very useful tool.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    If you do that it doesn't address the problem. That function is built-in to Opera as well. What would happen if every Opera user set it to say it was IE. MS would still be the dominant browser based upon hits. To get companies to support other browsers they need to see users using them, and masking what you really use does not accomplish that.
  11. macrumors 604


    im glad they put a unique id in there, somone is gonna have their ass handed to them if this is out on the web.

  12. macrumors 68040


    well to bad its already spreading like crazy, I feel for the guys who will lose there ADC connection pass..........dumbmass'
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

    Sorry folks, the v78 that's available is a fake.

    Old news ;)
  14. macrumors regular


    I have it, and I noticed a few features that weren't there before:

    Like extra bookmark options "edit name" "edit contents" when you right-click on the bookmark bar items.

    Maybe these were here earlier and I didn't notice... discuss.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    it's in the v74 already

    Attached Files:

  16. macrumors 604


    how did you come to this conclusion?

  17. macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

    Because it ain't got stuff it's supposed to i.e. spellcheck sticking and option for bookmark folders.
  18. macrumors 604


    so someone just stripped the safari app, can you even do that?

  19. macrumors 6502


    i played around with it a bit.
    And yes, a window can be easily created in MainMenu.nib and you can link the "About" menu item to the window.
    Now when i choose "About" Safari shows the window i made with "2.0 beta 3 (v88)" on it.
    Who wants Safari 2? :D
  20. macrumors 604


    i gotcha, what about the unique id?

  21. macrumors 6502



    I am not part of the seeding program, so I have no idea if the format of the id is correct.
    And even if the format is correct, it may as well be generated.
    Perhaps Apple did this on purpose?
    That's beyond me :)
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