Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 5 With Bug Fixes and Feature Tweaks

safaripreviewiconApple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced on March 30. Apple uses Safari Technology Preview to test features that may eventually be introduced in the release version of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 5 includes a bug fixes and updates for JavaScript, CSS, web APIs, Web Inspector, media, security, networking, and accessibility.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes are available on Apple's Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple's goal with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can be run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while aimed at developers, it does not require a developer account to download.

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48 months ago
The release notes for each release of this project are a thing of beauty. If only they did this for their released products.
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48 months ago

So is this going to get a final release at some point?

Nope, they'll throw all the advances away at the end of the year and start all over again.
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48 months ago

Everyone knows you don't produce release notes for toys, it just confuses the youngsters. So once the engineers turn this over to marketing, say goodby to common sense. It then becomes all about style. Your jeans don't have release notes.


True, though our jeans don't develop certain bugs as time goes on that can be fixed with an OTA update. Knowing which of those bugs are fixed and which features are changed is something that even youngsters would appreciate. The notes were never shown on the main screen unless you clicked on the link anyway, so being all about style seems presumptive.
I do sense however, that you would appreciate release notes, as would I. For me, that is a large part of beta testing. Knowing what was fixed so you may move on to other areas to test. Sure wish they would bring back the notes.
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48 months ago

Is this in Mac App Store? I cannot find it on my Mac. Need to manually download the update everytime.

After downloading it from the Safari for Developers website it should update through the MAS.
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48 months ago

So is this going to get a final release at some point?


It's built in to 10.11.6

This version is compatible with OS X 10.11.4 and 10.11.5
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48 months ago

The release notes for each release of this project are a thing of beauty. If only they did this for their released products.


Everyone knows you don't produce release notes for toys, it just confuses the youngsters. So once the engineers turn this over to marketing, say goodby to common sense. It then becomes all about style. Your jeans don't have release notes.
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48 months ago

The release notes for each release of this project are a thing of beauty. If only they did this for their released products.


Agreed - I'd love to see all the bundled applications updateable via the App Store so then it would be possible for Apple to do 'out of cycle' updates of the bundled applications rather than having to wait for the next version of OS X to come out. Heck, being able to receive regular updates to the Finder would be great given how complex it is I am sure they're making bug fixes all the time so it would be great if they could push out updates as things are fixed even at those low level components.
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