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One anonymous submission indicates that Apple has seeded Safari v77 to a limited number of testers. It's unclear if this marks a reinstitution of Apple's Safari seeding program which was terminated in late March due to the widespread spread of Safari seeds.

No details area available on what improvements have been made in the latest seed.

Safari v74 was just released on Thursday to the general public.
 

maxterpiece

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word to the motherbird

"it's just a ruma!" - George Harrison
This is shocking if it is true. What reason does apple have to think that the new seeds aren't going to be equally as widely traded?
 

Bengt77

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Haven't seen a copy, but...

...it sure would be great if devolopment could (again) be speeded up by letting ADC members test the Safari beta releases. Wouldn't it be great if Apple did something like Mozilla (and Camino) and OmniGroup do and offer some sort of 'nighties'? I sure would download them.
 

AppleMatt

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I personally think the seeding program should return, the only people who will goto the effort of obtaining new seeds are the people willing to donate time and fill out bug reports!

There may well be lots of people obtaining it 'through other means', but there's even more who have no idea it is going on.

It speeds up development, and I think that's the most important factor.

AppleMatt
 

MrMacMan

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I don't know, apple killed the seed program for a reason, now this... I don't know...

Why would apple revert? Though it would be benifical, with testing coming 1000x faster.
 

eric_n_dfw

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Re: Haven't seen a copy, but...

Originally posted by Bengt77
...it sure would be great if devolopment could (again) be speeded up by letting ADC members test the Safari beta releases. Wouldn't it be great if Apple did something like Mozilla (and Camino) and OmniGroup do and offer some sort of 'nighties'? I sure would download them.
Woo-hoo! I'm all for Apple nighties! Especially Aqua themed ones 'cuz they'll be partially translucent and so georgeous that you'd just want to lick 'em? :D :D :D :D :D (Here's one)

But seriously folks, an open source project almost's nightly builds are more meant for the coders working on it to be sure that what they all are doing is fitting together correctly.

Also, I did not know that Omni shipped nightly builds - kind of strange if they do. More likely the let users have intermediate builds which have been verified to at least be somewhat stable so that people can be free testers for them. (Which is exactly what the Safari beta's are for)
 

Sayer

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Awww

You took off the "widespread spread" bit. I liked that. You should have also put in Safari is based on the "open opensource" KHTML codebase.

Working at the ACLU is frying your brain, MANNNNNNNNN.
 

Kid Red

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Re: A link

Originally posted by ParadisePete
You know by providing that link to technically illegal software not only are you personally jeopardizing the renewed beta program but you are also promoting piracy. This is the exact reason Apple closed the program the first time and now with your help it seems inevitable that some idiot will get the program closed down a second time. You guys ruin it for the rest of us.

B]Arn[/B] , please, that link is to non released software which is under NDA and for select individuals only, can you delete it?[
 

iSmell

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Mar 7, 2002
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Re: Re: A link

Originally posted by Kid Red
You know by providing that link to technically illegal software not only are you personally jeopardizing the renewed beta program but you are also promoting piracy.

Did you check the link?








There's no place like 127.0.0.1
 

GBRocksFan

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Jul 25, 2002
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Re: Re: A link

Originally posted by Kid Red
You know by providing that link to technically illegal software not only are you personally jeopardizing the renewed beta program but you are also promoting piracy. This is the exact reason Apple closed the program the first time and now with your help it seems inevitable that some idiot will get the program closed down a second time. You guys ruin it for the rest of us.

You need to do some TCP/IP revision. 127.0.0.1 is the loopback address. The link refers to a file on the machine of whoever clicks on the link (ie there's no illegal software available)

:D
 

DamnDJ

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Feb 17, 2003
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Re: Re: A link

That was almost as funny as the link. :)

Originally posted by Kid Red
You know by providing that link to technically illegal software not only are you personally jeopardizing the renewed beta program but you are also promoting piracy.
 

Kid Red

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Ok, you got me. I just saw the link and had no reason to see if the link was good or not (obvious reasons) and assumed it was legit.

I just don't want to lose the program again thanks to some idiot, like the one who spilled this story.
 

Bengt77

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Re: Re: Haven't seen a copy, but...

Originally posted by eric_n_dfw
Also, I did not know that Omni shipped nightly builds - kind of strange if they do.

Here they are: OmniWeb sneaky peeks. They're not called nighties, but they release them every day, so it's really the same.

OmniWeb rules these days. Rock solid, fast (since they use Apple's new web and java cores) and beautiful. The sneaky peeks only work with a valid OmniWeb license, but it's is worth it. Again.

:cool:
 

Bengt77

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Haven't seen a copy, but...

Originally posted by eric_n_dfw
Please tell me that you are trying to be funny by calling them "nighties'!

[Steps back to go and think about that for a while...]

:confused:
 

hofman

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May 20, 2003
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This is a quote from the email sent out by Apple with the new AppleSeed programme:

We have decided to reopen our project to select participants. This email provides you with the instructions for downloading, installing, and testing Safari build 77. You have been selected to receive additional pre-release builds of Safari that contain new features. This is a privilege that must not be abused. Do Not discuss this project outside of the Apple hosted forums.

Information that is leaked to the internet or to other people may jeopardize the existence of our seed program and may have legal consequences to the person(s) involved. Apple aggressively pursues violations of Non-Disclosure Agreements.


The source of this information is from the discussion forum of the Danish site Mactalk.dk, where one of the lucky participants of the AppleSeed Programme has quoted the email from Apple.
 
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