advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: Trouble
Date: June 07, 2010 06:07PM
But where is it?

[www.macrumors.com]

Apple just issued a press release announcing the launch of Safari 5, but it hasn't been officially posted on their site.
Apple today released Safari 5, the latest version of the world's fastest and most innovative web browser, featuring the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the web without distraction, a 30 percent performance increase over Safari 4,* and the ability to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing as the search service powering Safari's search field. Available for both Mac and Windows, Safari 5 includes improved developer tools and supports more than a dozen new HTML5 technologies that allow web developers to create rich, dynamic websites. With Safari 5, developers can now create secure Safari Extensions to customize and enhance the browsing experience.

Features Include:

- Safari Reader makes it easy to read single and multipage articles on the web by presenting them in a new, scrollable view without any additional content or clutter. When Safari 5 detects an article, users can click on the Reader icon in the Smart Address Field to display the entire article for clear, uninterrupted reading with options to enlarge, print or send via email.
- Powered by the Nitro JavaScript engine, Safari 5 on the Mac runs JavaScript 30 percent faster than Safari 4, three percent faster than Chrome 5.0, and over twice as fast as Firefox 3.6.* Safari 5 loads new webpages faster using Domain Name System (DNS) prefetching, and improves the caching of previously viewed pages to return to them more quickly.
- Safari 5 adds more than a dozen powerful HTML5 features that allow web developers to create media-rich experiences, including full screen playback and closed captions for HTML5 video. Other new HTML5 features in Safari 5 include HTML5 Geolocation, HTML5 sectioning elements, HTML5 draggable attribute, HTML5 forms validation, HTML5 Ruby, HTML5 AJAX History, EventSource and WebSocket.
- The new, free Safari Developer Program allows developers to customize and enhance, Safari 5 with extensions based on standard web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. The Extension Builder, new in Safari 5, simplifies the development, installation and packaging of extensions. For enhanced security and stability, Safari Extensions are sandboxed, signed with a digital certificate from Apple and run solely in the browser.

According to the press release, Safari 5 should be available for free download today.

Update: The press release was pulled so we're not sure what the status of Safari 5 is at the moment.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: June 07, 2010 06:16PM
Yeah, it's out, but not out yet.

(And truth be told, I switched to Firefox a few weeks back as I've discovered Firefox has all the elements I kept stuffing the suggestion box for Safari -- tags, smart folders, shortcut typing for URLs, Readability via java, etc.). I'm still hoping these things'll see the light of day in Safari, but I imagine I may stick with Firefox, especially if Minefield comes to fruition.



(BTW, it's spelled < y'all >.)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2010 06:18PM by Zoidberg.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: June 07, 2010 06:39PM


From
I swear, I didn't make this since it's obviously going to cause anger, laughter, and general mayhem!



Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
Other World Computing



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2010 06:41PM by OWC Jamie.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: Wailer
Date: June 07, 2010 06:56PM
I see it as a 50mb download in SU. I'll go ahead and try it since I primarily use firefox 3.6.3.

I'm glad I didn't DL the ~40mb Safari 4.x upgrade.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: Trouble
Date: June 07, 2010 06:59PM
Out [www.apple.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: Greg
Date: June 07, 2010 07:04PM
Thanks for the heads-up.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 07, 2010 08:06PM
No Tiger love, despite a PPC version available.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: decay
Date: June 07, 2010 08:34PM
funny that Firefox is "unusable," but it's my go-to browser for 98% of sites I visit.

how's that DownThemAll! working in Safari?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 07, 2010 08:41PM
FYI it's free to join the Safari Dev program and MAKE your own extensions if no one else does.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 07, 2010 09:10PM
Quote
OWC Jamie


From
I swear, I didn't make this since it's obviously going to cause anger, laughter, and general mayhem!

Camino = [firsttraderegistry.com] ? (functional, stylish, lovely young gal may or may not be included...)




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2010 09:11PM by PeterB.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 07, 2010 11:18PM
Got Safari 4.1 for Tiger just now. And I can finally print to PDf without Safari crashing.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Safari 5 released today (with extensions)
Posted by: MacGurl
Date: June 08, 2010 12:35PM
Finally did my upgrade this morning.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 99
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020