New Safari Seeds Continue Performance Improvements, Bug Fixes

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According to sources Apple has released a Safari seed to developers that promises a "significant" amount of bug and performance fixes regarding the following areas:

- large plaintext pastes
- photo uploading to auction websites
- Handling of "unsafe" Javascript
- Writing direction shortcuts

The seed build numbers are 9B4021 for Leopard, 8S4021 for Tiger, and 31A15 for Windows.

Evidence has recently been surfacing that Apple is planning to bring a host of performance improvements to Safari. An earlier Safari beta appears to have incorporated recent rendering improvements to WebKit.

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MacFly123

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I am a Safari fan and take some heat for it sometimes. I was under the impression that it was very secure but now these anti-fishing things that are being reported are a little troubling. You going to take care of that stuff too Apple??? :rolleyes:
 

applefan69

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whats with hate towards safari?

Safari starts up WAY WAY faster then firefox, and safari loads pages just as fast, or in some cass faster then firefox.

In features department all firefox has over safari is plugins and skins. But i can live without those, so why all the hate against safari? i use it every day.
 

Stridder44

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whats with hate towards safari?

Safari starts up WAY WAY faster then firefox, and safari loads pages just as fast, or in some cass faster then firefox.

In features department all firefox has over safari is plugins and skins. But i can live without those, so why all the hate against safari? i use it every day.
That doesn't mean it isn't laced with bugs that need fixing.
 

stoutboy1

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Safari is fast, fast at crashing that is... I hope their next release is a lot more stable.
 

iJesus

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Yay it's on the Dev Connection site.

Downloading...... :)
shhhh, you're not supposed to say anything!!!!!!!
:p

Pre-release software is Apple confidential information. Your unauthorized distribution of pre–release software or disclosure of information relating to pre–release software (including the posting of screen shots) may subject you to both civil and criminal liability and result in immediate termination of your ADC Membership.
:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

lostfan916

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I didn't disclose info! I just said I was downloading... for all you know I could've meant pr0n.

And my snappier comment could be describing firefox. :p
 

kennethkao

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I've benchmarked the Safari 9B4021 for Leopard on an iMac Core 2 Duo 2.2GHZ using Sunspider Javascript.

The result is 3098.6ms +/- 0.2%
which is faster than the last bulid.
 

NEENAHBOY

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I'm a tad confused. The OP seems to indicate that they're ramping towards a release, but aren't Safari updates part of OS X point updates, meaning we'd have to wait quite a while for 10.5.3 before we feel the love?
 

Beric

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Could someone tell me the story behind the "snappier safari" joke? I hear it all the time, and use it myself, but I wanted to know what it was from.

Anyway, I look forward to a better safari. I was telling a guy the other day how good Safari is, and how it's so much better than Microsoft's browser, but I forgot it's name, Internet Explorer, it's been so long since I've used Internet Explorer. Safari is such a great browser. :)
 

bdkennedy1

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I'm going to have to disagree. My web pages load instantly on Firefox and Safari has to "think" about it on my 10mbps connection.

whats with hate towards safari?

Safari starts up WAY WAY faster then firefox, and safari loads pages just as fast, or in some cass faster then firefox.

In features department all firefox has over safari is plugins and skins. But i can live without those, so why all the hate against safari? i use it every day.
 
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