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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 90 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

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Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 90 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web API, Media, WebRTC, WebGPU, and Web Inspector.

The new Safari Technology Preview update is available for both macOS Mojave and MacOS Catalina, the newest version of the Mac operating system that was introduced at the June Worldwide Developers Conference.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple's aim with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a developer account to download.

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PastaPrimav

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Preview 90.

Seems like a weird way to keep track. macOS Catalina is running Safari 13.0 and the technology preview is 13.1.

I assume they don't call it "beta test Safari 13.1" because that's not really what it is. They pick and choose items that are added to the technology preview to roll into actual release versions.

But still. 90.
 
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isomorphic

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Still 499. https://html5test.com/

Edit: @ErikGrim: Ninja'ed!


Preview 90.

The "Release" numbering makes enough sense within the Preview, but little to no sense when you compare it with the production release versioning. As you said, it's probably because they roll features instead of the entire build.

You want to talk about something that makes no sense whatsoever? User agent strings.
 
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ErikGrim

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I doubt there will be any change to html5 scores tbh. The "missing" features are mostly codecs that will never be supported or rejected specs.
 
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bharat65

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Hi,
Wish Safari sorts out googles youtube 4k content viewing bug they have implemented...
 
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isomorphic

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codecs that will never be supported

I don't know, didn't Apple finally join the "Alliance for Open Media"*? Could be nothing more than "me, too" FOMO resume-fodder for Apple, or it could be that they took a good look at the "bag of hurt" (version 2.0) that is HEVC licensing and decided AV1 wasn't that bad after all. The tell will be GPU support for AV1 primitives.

(*Talk about your loaded names. I'm sure "open media" stalwart Google will start offering everything on YouTube for DRM-free download, without any ad tracking, sometime next week...)
 
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