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v4 Safari (on Windows) support?

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    Rossj

    Will we be getting support for Safari now that it runs on Windows?

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    blowdart

    Rossj wrote:
    Will we be getting support for Safari now that it runs on Windows?


    Oh link? One more to add to the test suite, assuming it renders the same as on the mac

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    Rossj

    blowdart wrote:
    
    Rossj wrote:
    Will we be getting support for Safari now that it runs on Windows?


    Oh link? One more to add to the test suite, assuming it renders the same as on the mac


    Will be up at apple.com/safari later on - the current page shows the OSX version.

    Jobs claimed double the speed of IE7 ... yeah, we'll see, if iTunes perf is anything to go by ...

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    blowdart

    Rossj wrote:
    
    Jobs claimed double the speed of IE7 ... yeah, we'll see, if iTunes perf is anything to go by ...


    I swear apple bodge iTunes on Windows on purpose

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    W3bbo

    Rossj wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    
    Rossj wrote:
    Will we be getting support for Safari now that it runs on Windows?


    Oh link? One more to add to the test suite, assuming it renders the same as on the mac


    Will be up at apple.com/safari later on - the current page shows the OSX version.

    Jobs claimed double the speed of IE7 ... yeah, we'll see, if iTunes perf is anything to go by ...


    How is this possible? Safari used KHTML, which was fairly heavily integrated with the UNIX stack. Let's see how they sort this out.

    If it's true, it's the first piece of major browser news since IE7's announcement.

    EDIT: Interesting.

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    littleguru

    It's true - Steve Jobs himself announced it at the WWDC right now.

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    harumscarum

     err wahoo another browser!

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    Rossj

    W3bbo wrote:
    

    How is this possible? Safari used KHTML, which was fairly heavily integrated with the UNIX stack. Let's see how they sort this out.



    Nonsense, it is built on QT, which Apple provided a shim for - UNIX stack has nothing to do with it. 

    Besides I suspect Adobe did most of the Windows port, at least for the engine, because it is what they use in Apollo/AIR.  Interestingly enough the same rendering engine is now also available in S60 phones.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    harumscarum wrote:
     err wahoo another browser!


    ++

    A probably cr@p one at that.

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    Rossj

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    harumscarum wrote:
     err wahoo another browser!
    A probably cr@p one at that.


    Probably? On what grounds? Because it isn't Microsoft - go easy there fella and try and maintain a bit of balance.

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    jamie

    downloading

    *apple.com updated

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    Rossj

    jamie wrote:

    downloading

    *apple.com updated

    Downloaded and installed, and as expected the same problem as Safari on OSX. Expressionless

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    Rossj

    it is fast though. I am surprised, I would have thought it slow and bloated like iTunes on Windows.

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    blowdart

    And as usual Apple wants their windows apples to look like os/x, not like another windows program. Which sucks. Also ignores windows menu conventions.

    Feels a lot slower than Firefox

    Doesn't render the fonts as well as either IE or Firefox, implements it's own font smoothing and ignores cleartypes. And makes a bad job of it.

    Ignores parental controls.

    Plugin page shows it as mozilla based.

    Dialogs have cancel to the left of ok; again ignoring convention

    Menus which should be ticked never get ticked.

    Poor poor showing.


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    CyberGeek

    No rich editing for posts on C9 ... but on the plus side, I can resize the text box! Weeee!

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    Rossj

    I actually have a different experience, its fast and the rendering is great. Are you on Vista?

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    blowdart

    Rossj wrote:
    I actually have a different experience, its fast and the rendering is great. Are you on Vista?


    XP. The font rendering is awful; fuzzy and nasty.

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    harumscarum

        crashtacular!



    I guess it has something against proxies, unable to give it a test run Sad

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