safariiconApple today seeded a new Safari 8.0.3 beta for developers running OS X Yosemite, along with a Safari 7.1.3 beta for Mavericks and a Safari 6.2.3 beta for Mountain Lion.

Registered Mac developers can download the new Safari builds through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Mac Dev Center. In the release notes for the new betas, Apple asks developers to focus on features like Extensions, Password AutoFill, HTML5 video playback, notifications, and more.

Focus Areas
Please focus testing on the following areas:

- General website compatibility
- Extension compatibility
- Password AutoFill
- HTML5 video playback on popular video sites
- Using the Web Inspector to debug websites
- Reading List read/unread state
- Editing bookmarks in the Favorites Bar and Bookmarks Sidebar
- Website notifications

In addition to the forthcoming Safari update, Apple is also working on another general OS X Yosemite update, OS X 10.10.2, which saw its second beta seeded to developers last Friday.

Top Rated Comments

Michaelgtrusa Avatar
100 months ago
Let's hope they get this build right.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Akoni 2011 Avatar
100 months ago
Safari used to be a great browser , but now...... if you like beach balls:(
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
philr5150 Avatar
100 months ago
Let's hope they get this build right.

Why? Because all previous builds of Safari were so badly broken you couldn't use them?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pgiguere1 Avatar
100 months ago
Why? Because all previous builds of Safari were so badly broken you couldn't use them?

He never implied all of them were. I'm pretty sure it was a reference to Safari 8.0.1.

Release log from the last version of Safari (8.0.2):
- Fixes a rare issue in which some users were unable to access Safari after installing the 8.0.1 update.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Goff Avatar
100 months ago
Safari keeps hanging for me on my brand new MacBook Pro on random websites. It even crashed on MacRumors last night. Pathetic.

It also hangs on my iMac randomly and a few friends have also reported the same random crashing issue so I know it's nothing I am doing wrong. How can Apple screw up something as basic as a web browser?

Can we please kill the myth that making a Web Browser is simple and basic?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Luap Avatar
100 months ago
Why? Because all previous builds of Safari were so badly broken you couldn't use them?
No, because thats all he could think of in time to get the first reply in.
Simple things please simple minds ;)

Anyways, even the much ridiculed Safari 8.0.1 worked just fine for me. Still, more refinements are always welcome :cool:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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