Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 30 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

safaripreviewiconApple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced a year ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 30 includes fixes and improvements for Web API, JavaScript, CSS, Accessibility, Web Inspector, WebDriver, media, and rendering.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

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

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32 months ago

Seriously. I feel like we've had three of these periodical improvements in the month, and this app is forever stuck in beta.

The only appealing thing to me about all this is that purple Safari icon. :confused:


It's not stuck in beta, it is a beta. That's the point.
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32 months ago

Still only gets a 419 score for HTML5 vs. the 518 that the current Chrome release scores.


Actually it went down to 416.

The difference in score with Chrome is due to all those extra data storage features Chrome needs to track you so that Google can watch your every move.
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32 months ago
Seriously. I feel like we've had three of these periodical improvements in the month, and this app is forever stuck in beta.

The only appealing thing to me about all this is that purple Safari icon. :confused:
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32 months ago

When will the features finally make their way into Safari?


They are periodically released in the normal Safari updates. For example Safari 10.1 includes a lot of the features that were in the technology preview.
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32 months ago

Actually it went down to 416.

The difference in score with Chrome is due to all those extra data storage features Chrome needs to track you so that Google can watch your every move.

I uninstalled Chrome last time my MacBook Air was slowed to a crawl and Activity Monitor showed me some runaway Chrome process was murdering my CPU even though Chrome wasn't running. Maybe it was doing one if its shady self-updates or something -- whatever the case, I uninstalled it immediately.
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32 months ago

Apple employees watching Google IO.
Developer: so they haven't been doing much.
Manager: what do you mean?
Dev: Google. 360 TV, YouTube stuff and photo albums we've had a while back.
Manager: that's it?
Dev: Well they also improved their AI quite a bit...
Manager: One product in a year? Haha let's realease a safari beta.
Dev: If google can do a coming soon for all their tech today, we can too.
Manager: But we'll actually release it.


You are being mean, Android now has App badges too, like this:



It's a great victory for android!
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32 months ago
For me it feels like Safari is getting worse with every new version.

I first switched to Firefox Nightly, then to Chrome Canary, Opera Developer and finally Vivaldi Daily Snapshot Version.

On the iPhone I can't decide between iCab, Chrome and Puffin and still mostly use Safari.
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The only appealing thing to me about all this is that purple Safari icon. :confused:


Haha, that could be me.

The black one is also nice:

https://webkit.org/nightly/archives/
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32 months ago

Doubt it:
Model Name: iMac

Model Identifier: iMac15,1

Processor Name: Intel Core i7

Processor Speed: 4 GHz

Number of Processors: 1

Total Number of Cores: 4

L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

L3 Cache: 8 MB

Memory: 32 GB


You definitely have something wrong. it should open quickly. Telling US your specs doesn't say anything useful. In fact, it shows that you don't understand matters.

There's something corrupted in the system. Unfortunately, if you update the OS, that corruption will follow along. The only solution is a complete uninstall of safari and all of its files. Save your bookmarks. Good luck with that.
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Don't get your point. Apple has its Safari previews and Google has its chrome canary builds. Potato potato to me
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Speak for your self, but I am happy that I can use a Apple browser and don't have to use anything from google unless I want to. You don't have to use it, but please leave a choice to other users. The current Safari version is just fine.


A problem with Google is that, all too often, they release software without saying that it is beta, and it remains beta for the foreseeable future, until they discontinue it, which they do at a very high rate.
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32 months ago
Apple employees watching Google IO.
Developer: so they haven't been doing much.
Manager: what do you mean?
Dev: Google. 360 TV, YouTube stuff and photo albums we've had a while back.
Manager: that's it?
Dev: Well they also improved their AI quite a bit...
Manager: One product in a year? Haha let's realease a safari beta.
Dev: If google can do a coming soon for all their tech today, we can too.
Manager: But we'll actually release it.
Rating: 1 Votes
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32 months ago

Any HTML5 improvements? ;)


I know you're being sarcastic, but there you go my friend

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