Thursday, September 3, 2009

Safari for Windows 4.0.3 (531.9.1) 531+ *Nightly test*

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/531+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.3 Safari/531.9.1



How to test run Apple Safari for Windows with the latest Webkit (nightly):



1. Download and install latest Safari: http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/Safari4/061-6727.20090811.45frt/SafariSetup.exe
2. Download latest nightly compiled windows Webkit binaries: http://nightly.webkit.org/ i.e.: http://builds.nightly.webkit.org/files/trunk/win/WebKit-SVN-r48037.zip ( builds index: http://nightly.webkit.org/builds/trunk/win/1 )
3. extract and start safari with: run-nightly-webkit.cmd

this batch file extract some files and run FindSafari.exe lancher for extracted safari:
C:\DOCUME~1\[computer username]\LOCALS~1\Temp\WebKitNightly\Safari.exe

to make permanent [an update], copy from the temporary windows folder Temp\WebKitNightly\*.* to your safari install dir i.e.: C:\Program Files\Safari and overwrite the files.

changelogs: http://cia.vc/stats/project/WebKit
http://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk/WebKit/ChangeLog
newer source code to compile:
http://nightly.webkit.org/files/WebKit-SVN-source.tar.bz2
http://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk/
bugs: https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/


nightly build as of today shows in
UA String: AppleWebKit/531+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.3 Safari/531.9.1

latest final:
UA String: AppleWebKit/531.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.3 Safari/531.9.1


Chrome - Safari Web Developer Inspector Tools


By testing Chrome(e)[ium] I miss the following features in Google Chrome, Chromium in Browser Gui integrated as in Safari:



- without the need for new browser start and adding startup switches -

missing in Chrom(e)[ium] as well some settings options in the gui:



Some Bookmarklets for Safari. Drag to the bookmark bar.

Toggle Passwords | Linkify | Remove redirects | Long URL Please | Allow Right-Click | List all Links | Send via Shareaholic | Share on FriendFeed | ...more


Adblocker system wide: a good windows hosts file, Ad Muncher or in Outpost Firewall integrated Ads and Counter blocker 'ImproveNet' if not in Hardware Firewall already custom url/ip/... pattern are possible to block.


Credits fly out to seba14 for the demo test wp-pages to test the Bookmarklets.

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