Apple Seeds Safari 4 to Developers

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    Apple has started seeding developers with an early version of Safari 4 (5526.11.2). The releases comes amidst news of Apple's plans for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) which will focus on performance and quality.

    In their press release for Snow Leopard, Apple revealed that Snow Leopard includes Safari "with the fastest implementation of JavaScript ever, increasing performance by 53 percent, making Web 2.0 applications feel more responsive." Apple will reportedly accomplish this dramatic speedup with SquirrelFish technology which is currently under development for Webkit. Snow Leopard is due for release in "about a year", though Safari 4 release could come much sooner and for existing operating systems. In fact, they are seeding versions specifically for Windows, Tiger and Leopard.

    Apple's focus on high performance Javascript becomes obvious now that they have demoed the new web applications that come with MobileMe (Guided Tour). MobileMe provides web-applications for email, calendar and address book which were described as being as responsive as desktop-based applications.

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    Wow. I hope we don't have to wait a year.

    I hope it's not the only "new feature" of Snow Leopard
     
  3. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Great...hope it has the same look as mobile me. (the black)
     
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    Any idea when SquirrelFish will be in the Webkit nightly builds?
     
  5. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Nice to see Apple moving forward with Safari 4. I suppose we'll see Snow Leopard released at or by next years WWDC
     
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    If MobileMe fixes bookmark syncing, I might take a look at S4. Otherwise, I'll stick with Firefox.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    In theory for the java based web applications.
     
  9. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    OoOoOo boy!
     
  10. officerdick macrumors regular

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    The JavaScript web applications (AJAX) Java is something completeley else.
     
  11. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

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    No. I want it too look like all other applications on the platform. No brushed metal all over again, please.
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Read the Apple website quote...

     
  13. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    Took a shot of Saf 4, awesome web app saving. Uploading…
     

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    I'm also hoping this version becomes the first browser to successfully pass the Acid3 test.
     
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    I think it already is.
     
  16. marcj macrumors member

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    It already is. You can run javascript tests on the webkit site. I got close to a 2x improvement over Safari 3.1
     
  17. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Webkit already has. So I'd imagine Safari 4 will too, and probably Safari 3.2 will as well...
     
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    Safari 4 sounds good. There must be some new features in Snow Leopard, however, or else what's the point in buying it? Leopard runs really fast on my new MBP anyway - I wouldn't really notice a 50% speed increase - certainly not to warrant buying another £80.
     
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    Well, that's the usual running gag...
    For the first time, it *might* actually be snappier! ;)

    After all, isn't Snow-leopard supposed to be all about fixes, security and speed? :)


    O.T. I didn't even knew about Fluid...:eek:
    Looks great... Can't wait for (finally!) really useful Webclips...
     
  20. eXan macrumors 601

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    i think they will release safari 4 at the same time as mobileme...
     
  21. bootedbear macrumors 6502

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    Java and JavaScript have nothing to do with each other.
     
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    Safari 4 only gets to 98% in the Acid 3 test (I've just tried it)... :confused:
     
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    Try that under 10.6 and see what happens.

    I'm just sayin.:)
     
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    Snappiest :p
     

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