Safari 4 + Webkit?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Khryz, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    What would be the advantage of doing this at this point since Safari 4 just was released and in still in beta?

    Because I hear of a lot of people that upgraded Webkit already.

    Thanks.
     
  2. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Some of us just like to keep up with the latest and greatest.
     
  3. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So if you combine the two, it's basically Safari 4 + all the additions that Webkit has? Or am I off ..
     
  4. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    My understanding (but I may be wrong) is that WebKit is only the rendering engine. It uses whatever Safari version you have installed.

    So, for the Safari 4 beta Apple took the WebKit version of day X and wrapped the Safari 4 GUI around it. There are new WebKit nightly builds almost daily which in most cases only have marginally incremental benefits. But those are benefits, after all.

    And, I like the WebKit icon more than the Safari icon :D
     
  5. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So basically Webkit is always better than the current version of Safari?
     
  6. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, WebKit nightlies are builds that represent the current development. They may be not as stable as builds that are officially taken over by Safari or whoever...

    That being said, I never experienced any issues. Except one: WebKit does not load the Saft plugin anymore... (BTW, someone got a workaround for that??)
     
  7. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Always *newer*. On average that should be better as well, but in individual cases it might not be.
     

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