Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 31 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

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safaripreviewiconApple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced one 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 31 includes fixes and improvements for Web API, Javascript, Layout and Rendering, CSS Grid, Font Variations, Web Inspector, Media, Web Driver, WebCrypto, and Security.

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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39 months ago
416.

Blah, blah, blah, "Chrome is superior, I don't care if it sends my shoe size to Google," blah.
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39 months ago

Ungoogled-Chromium ('https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium') shares none of your information with Google.
Unfortunately I still find myself forced to use Chromium occasionally, because Safari often sucks at implementing web standards, and lacks codec support.

I actually use Ungoogled Chromium regularly. But make no mistake: Google is first and foremost an advertising company, and to support that they need as much data about consumer behavior as possible. Therefore projects like Ungoogle Chromium will always have an uphill battle--in fact they are starting from below ground, having to remove spyware integrated at a fundamental level.

For example, have you tried to install an extension in Ungoogled Chromium? Yeah, not so much; you can't use the Google Play store. Even if you get one manually installed, it won't necessarily work well.

Google is evil. I'd recommend Firefox but Mozilla seems dead-set on repeatedly making hostile decisions toward their users. That really does leave Safari as the only reasonable mainstream production browser, WebRTC support or not.
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39 months ago
Hopefully it fixes the HTML5 bug where videos won't play when Javascript is disabled I filed a Radar for.

Edit: It doesn't. Sigh.
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