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Authored by: watersb on Jun 10, '05 06:55:48PM
I have built a copy of the new improved open-source WebKit on OpenDarwin and with some work I have built an application launcher that runs Safari with this WebKit.

Web developers who do not wish to build the WebKit from source, but want to test content against this version, can use this as easily as they might use any other Macintosh GUI application.

  1. Download the disk image
  2. md5sum 7367c911425d888b81cb66549bf62eb2 SafariOnAcid.dmg

I have tested this distribution on Tiger, but I believe it should work on OS X 10.3.9...

This launcher does not replace the default system WebKit, and you can run "standard" Safari at any time -- even at the same time -- by launching Safari the usual way.

The launcher is a simple perl script, adapted from the "run-safari" script that's included with the WebKit open-source. It tells the system to use the local, new copy of WebKit when it runs Safari.

The popular plug-in PithHelmet does not work with this application wrapper, but you can use the standard Safari with PithHelmet just fine.

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I've done the work for you!
Authored by: s_evans on Jun 11, '05 10:50:06PM

Thanks for posting SafariOnAcid!

Just to confirm, does this mean when you perform a function that would result in Safari launching (e.g. clicking on a web page in an email) it will continue to run the original (10.4) Safari. In otherwords SafariOnAcid has no other impact on the system and if it's deleted eveything runs as before?


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