Shiira 1.2.1 released!

Lazyhound

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Get it here: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.jp/shiira/18558/

I mention this only because it fixes the long-standing (and very aggravating) text-encoding bug. It's also the first Shiira Universal Binary release, I believe; the only other new feature I've noticed is autofill.

EDIT: V 'sup fellow New Brunswicker?

EDIT #2: V 'sup, fellow UNB student?
 

kwajo.com

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I like Shiira, I think it probably gets 30% of my browser time, and thanks to the addition of Auto Fill, I'll probably be using it even more. Thanks for the heads up on the new release :D
 

terriyaki

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Thanks for the heads up.

Unfortunately it seems like the text encoding bug still exists (a fix for it isn't mentioned on the official Shiira site)

:(
 

Lazyhound

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...No, I'm using it right now, it's fixed.

EDIT: OK, now it's popping up sporadically.
 

bousozoku

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terriyaki said:
Thanks for the heads up.

Unfortunately it seems like the text encoding bug still exists (a fix for it isn't mentioned on the official Shiira site)

:(
They don't mention version 1.2.1, either, as far as I've seen in Japanese or in English.
 

DaveP

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I tried Shiira out and really liked it. But I found it takes up a lot of RAM compared to Safari.
 

FadeToBlack

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I'm giving Shiira a try right now.

How do you import bookmarks? I have all of my Firefox bookmarks exported to html and I'd like to import them into Shiira.
 

FadeToBlack

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bousozoku said:
Go into the preferences and enable them.
Thanks! I seen that in there, but looked over it for some reason. :D

EDIT: Been using Shiira for a little while now and wow, this thing flies. Definitely a speedy browser.
 

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mileslong said:
mine keeps crashing on me :( i am always looking out for quick simple browsers but I cant use this...
I've never had it crash but I've had it freeze occasionally when a multi-media plug-in is active. Perhaps, it's the content or you have bad permissions.
 

FadeToBlack

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bousozoku said:
I've never had it crash but I've had it freeze occasionally when a multi-media plug-in is active. Perhaps, it's the content or you have bad permissions.
Yep, no crashes here, either. I've had a lot of tabs open at once, too.

EDIT: Okay, I take that back. Just crashed on me when I typed in my PayPal password and hit enter. Eh, I like Firefox better, anyway.
 

Lazyhound

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For those of you getting crashes, go to Shiira>Preferences>Advanced and uncheck the AutoFill option, it isn't fully implemented.
 

bousozoku

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mileslong said:
that it is the bug! it crashes whenever i try to type in a password...weird and sadly useless unless i can figure something out...
I see it now that I have the new version. I imagine that it'll be worked out quickly since everything else has been.
 

Heese

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im experiencing a weird bug. Im trying to log into my router settings and upon entering my name/password it says authentication canceled. I unchecked autofill. Safari works fine.
 

Project

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Shiira has to be the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing application ive ever used now that i've customised the toolbar to my preference. Look at this:



The attention to detail the designer puts into it becomes apparent after prolonged use too.
 

prostuff1

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i had tried shiira out when it first started but did not like it all that much. I can say that since then it has gotten a lot better. It is quite nice. I would use it as my main browser if only there was a way to get it to display bookmarks in the bookmarks bar like camino. I have been using camino for a while now and i really do like that feature. Some of the other things that are missing annoy me but not enough to switch to another browser.

All in all, i like shiira and it has gotten much better
 

dolphin842

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I'd be using it full-time if it got rid of a few quirks and had form autocomplete (from Address Book). It's a little harder to configure CocoaGestures for it too (just because the lack of window focus prevents some menu items from being easily selected). That said, performance-wise it crashes a lot less than Safari for me, and seems to not get as bogged down of javascript-intense site. All in all, it has shown great progress from its early days... I'm sure it's just a matter of time before the incidentals get taken care of and I can switch :).
 

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prostuff1 said:
I would use it as my main browser if only there was a way to get it to display bookmarks in the bookmarks bar like camino. I have been using camino for a while now and i really do like that feature.
Can you elaborate? I have all of my bookmarks in the bookmarks bar. Just drag them from the bookmarks drawer onto the bar. Or do you mean something else.
 

prostuff1

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Project said:
Can you elaborate? I have all of my bookmarks in the bookmarks bar. Just drag them from the bookmarks drawer onto the bar. Or do you mean something else.
I do mean something else. Camino displays bookmarks in the bookmarks bar like this (see pic) while Safai/Shiira/FireFox displays them like this (see other pic).

If i could get Safari or Shiira to display bookmarks in the bookmarks bar like camino i would switch to using it.

Alas, i have not found a way to do that yet so i am sticking with camino. If ANYONE could find a way to make safari or shiira do this it would be GREAT!!
 

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