Safari updates and Restarts... WTF?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Loa, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    #1
    Hello,

    Why do we have to restart our Macs after updating Safari?

    I have a pretty good feeling that the answer will look like this: "it's deeply integrated with the OS".

    How much fun did we have critiquing IE on Windows about the same exact situation a few years ago???

    Loa
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #2
    Safari updates also contain updates for the underlying rendering engine Webkit. Webkit is used in other places around the system so a restart is a simple way to ensure that it is not being used so that is can be updated.

    It is a little annoying but nothing major.
     
  3. BaldiMac macrumors 604

    BaldiMac

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    #3
    I wouldn't say that Safari is deeply integrated into the OS. The Webkit rendering engine is used by many apps. The best way to insure that all these applications are shut down before updating Webkit is to require a restart.
     

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