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Apple Seeds Safari 5.2 for OS X Lion to Developers

Alongside the OS X Mountain Lion developer preview released today, Apple has also pushed out Safari 5.2 for Lion to developers. The update brings a number of new features that will be included with Safari in OS X Mountain Lion later this year.


Among the new additions are a unified address/search bar, new persistent Reader icon that is blue when available and grey when inactive, and new URL styling to highlight the domain the page is on while deemphasizing other aspects of the URL.


Apple has not said when it plans to release Safari 5.2 for OS X Lion to the public, but it will presumably do so alongside OS X Mountain Lion in "late summer". Apple just recently began seeding Safari 5.1.4 to developers, and the company will likely continue with the 5.1.x line on Lion until the Mountain Lion launch.

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33 months ago

And how many of these bugs have you reported to Apple?

Here's a hint:
Apple doesn't employ engineers to trawl the internet looking for badly written, close to incoherent posts that vent about how awful OSX is without giving a single concrete example of a problem.
What they DO do is employ engineers to look at well-writte, detailed bug reports, and then fix those bugs.

It's your choice --- you can rant some more about how much you hate Apple, how unjust it is that anyone ever charge you $30 for anything, and how once you have bought a product you deserve support for the rest of your life.
OR you can submit intelligent bug reports to Apple and be part of the solution.


You should watch your typing... I am a registered developer at Apple and have done my homework, the other bug reports were sent via their automatic crash report that appears when one application crashes.



Here's a hint to you: Don't label someone a "hater" just because I wrote something you don't want to read.

As for the "support to the rest of your life" argument if you re read the post I did not said that nor implied it. I suggest reading the whole post again and get back to me then.

So now how many bugs have you filed???

BTW, I can send you the whole reports and files if you want to fix them for me.
Rating: 7 Votes
33 months ago
Does it fix the random tab reloading?
Rating: 6 Votes
33 months ago

P.S. Who still uses RSS feeds?


Quite a few people. It's the best way to keep up to date on news and blogs (it's how I read all the MacRumors posts). RSS means I don't have to surf to the dozens of sites I follow multiple times a day to check for updates. I check one site (Google Reader), either in a browser or through a Google Reader app, and all the updates are right there. Without RSS I'd be wasting a lot more time than I already do. :)
Rating: 6 Votes
33 months ago
It's very snappy...
Rating: 6 Votes
33 months ago
too late! now using chrome... Safari now my 3rd choice in browsers...
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago

The only thing that got me interested about OSX Mtn. Lion was the new Safari unified Address/Search Bar. I hope that Snow Leopard users get Safari 5.2 as well, however this seems to be highly remote.

Needless to say, I am very mad at Apple at this time, Lion has been very buggy and unstable for me, I will get random beach balls while in Safari for Lion. As a result of that problem (and many other stability problems with Lion) I had to return to Snow Leopard just 2 short days ago and then this... Apple releases a new version of OSX. This means that I will be forced to upgrade to Lion and "hope" that the graphics compatibility problems are fixed by them so that I can get security updates for my computer (as it is very likely that Apple will stop issuing SL security updates as soon as 10.8 rolls out as a way to force users to upgrade). I think that this new "year-to-year" update schedule for Apple will backfire on them because OSX will be an unstable OS and to get the fixes you'll have to upgrade to the next reference release. Not to mention that $29.99 will add up if this scheme goes on (call me Mr. Scrooge if you want on this, and please don't start the "Windows upgrade costs more" argument).


And how many of these bugs have you reported to Apple?

Here's a hint:
Apple doesn't employ engineers to trawl the internet looking for badly written, close to incoherent posts that vent about how awful OSX is without giving a single concrete example of a problem.
What they DO do is employ engineers to look at well-writte, detailed bug reports, and then fix those bugs.

It's your choice --- you can rant some more about how much you hate Apple, how unjust it is that anyone ever charge you $30 for anything, and how once you have bought a product you deserve support for the rest of your life.
OR you can submit intelligent bug reports to Apple and be part of the solution.
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago
I recommend Reeder for a better alternative than Safari ever was for RSS.
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago


The tab reloading isn't random. Pages are refreshed when there is no interaction on the page for exactly 30 minutes. But I do hate this too.


I realize that it's intended behavior, I just can't for the life of me figure out why. When I have youtube links open in the background, and everything reloads, then I have youtube videos spontaneously playing. How can that possibly be a good idea?
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago

I remember the Safari 4 Beta. They put the tabs in the right place.

And then they pulled it for the release. I was sad when that happened.

To display the address bar, tab bar and bookmark bar on Safari today takes up more vertical room than on the Safari 4 beta. It was a very space efficient layout.

I'm sorry but this was an interface disaster, I'm really happy they ditched that horrible idea.
Rating: 3 Votes
33 months ago

RSS in safari was quite bad…

I recommend you this:

Google Reader + Reeder

Google Reader to sync your RSS subscription along all your devices.

Reader to sync with Google Reader

www.google.com/reader

http://reederapp.com/mac/


Oh, I don't use Safari to read my RSS feeds, I use Google Reader (in conjunction with Reeder on my MacBook Air and iPad, and Byline on my iPhone), but the RSS button in the address bar made it really easy to find the RSS feed addresses quickly.
Rating: 3 Votes

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