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Leopard WebKit is a current build of WebKit for OS X 10.5 Leopard.

What's New

Version 166320
  • Incorporates bug and security fixes from official WebKit (Apple) and Blink (Google) (up to date with Safari 6.1.3/7.0.3)
  • Optional update for system security certificates (up to date with OS X 10.9)

Requirements

OS X 10.5 only

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Leesa Member IconReview+246
Leesa
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Thanx again for keeping this browser alive for the few of us luddites that can't afford a new Computer!

I was wondering if it would be possible for Webkit to see pages like this? The News section here won't load at all. I assume its because we old Leopard users don't have a recent enough Flash to go along with our Webkit, but I figured I'd, at least, ask.


http://crooksandliars
.com/2014/04/department-interior-asked-investigate-alec

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Version 165532
Leesa
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And either way, thanx!

(Developer)
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Thats's a really interesting case; it doesn't seem to load that section in any version of Leopard WebKit ever released. Does it work with stock Safari 5.0.6? What about Safari on other OS?

Leesa
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@ (developer)

Doesn't load in Safari either.. but it does load in the Firefox that works in Leopard.

Albabe
+1

It loads in the Safari from Mavericks.

Tobias Netzel (Developer)
+1

Thanks for testing.
In the web inspector error logs there is an entry that indicates that the server certificates (used for https connections, https://1.rp-api.com/ in this case) might need an update.
When trying to open https://1.rp-api.com/ you'll need to confirm that you trust in it's certificate. After confirming the news section on crooksandliars.com should load.

Leesa
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@ Tobias Netzel (developer)

It works!!!

Thanx so much!!!

Leesa
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Thanx again for all the help.

The odd thing with getting this certificate is I have to do it every week or so.

Tobias Netzel (Developer)
+1

The latest version comes with a script "update system certificates" that will install more current system certificates which will solve this problem permanently.

Albabe
+1

@ Tobias Netzel

You guys are awesome! I will miss you when I've finally got enough money to buy a new Mac... sigh.

Is the "update system certificates" a Preference that I have to check? Is it in this latest version or the next?

Thanx again!!!

Tobias Netzel (Developer)
+1

That script (plus the files it needs to update the installed certificates) is contained in the current version (166320).

Leesa
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Hey guys. I'm still having problems with stuff like this:

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/05/meet-dangerous-open-carry-ammosexuals-and

I had to come back here and reload your https://1.rp-api.com/ and accept the certificate before it would load the page. I'm using the latest Kit.

Tobias Netzel (Developer)
+1

You have to double click the item "update system certificates", confirm that you want to install by responding to the question with "Y" and finally enter the superuser password.

Leesa
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@ Tobias Netzel

Okeee... I'm confused. I don't recall exactly but... When WebKit wouldn't load that page last week, I went to the url you posted above, then it asked something about accepting the certificate... I did.

I didn't see any place to use my password. Does "Y' equal "Yes?"

Tobias Netzel (Developer)
+1

The item "update system certificates" is a file that appears next to the WebKit application after opening the downloaded file.
Sorry for confusing you - I should have expressed more precisely.

Leesa
+0

I ran the "update system certificates" in the Terminal and it seemed to work for a few days, but now it doesn't seem to be working at all. In fact, I started having to go to the above site that you posted and accept the Certificate 2 or 3 times a day.

And Now when even after I go to this site:

https://1.rp-api.com/

... and update the Certificate, this page no longer loads the repostit content.

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/05/lower-standards-apply-republican

Did they change the Certificate?

Leesa
+0

Now its working again!

Aargl Member IconReview+354
Aargl
+1

I don't know how reliable is my trial, but here it is:
This webkit side by side with Safari on an iMac G5, loading different pages, some full with heavy animated gifs, other more simple like this here MU page ;-)
I loaded each page first in Webkit as it's supposed to be faster (and to avoid the possible cache effect, which should accelerater a second loading)
Well, 'this is not a revolution' ;-) but it's generally ab it faster than Safari, though Monitor Activity shows the same footprint.
It won't turn your G5 into an Intel Mac, but it's reliable, as far as I can tell, so why not use it? :-)

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Version 165532
(Developer)
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Well, speed is not the main advantage of Leopard WebKit. It's the bug fixes and new features "under the hood" that make it work using it. About the only visible benefit is the possibility of full screen HTML5 video playback, i.e. on youtube.
I don't know for sure but it might be considerably faster on dual G4, dual or quadruple G5 system.

Aargl
+1

Oh, good to know! Thanks for the tip! :-)

Leesa Member IconComment+246
Leesa
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Great client... but this newest version Breaks my Windowshade Command: Option Double Click to Open or close All Windows in any given ap.

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Version 165318
Leesa Member IconComment+246
Leesa
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What seems odd to me... Is that there is a brand New updated Leopard Webkit for my G5 every few months... but no New Webkit or Safari or even a Security Fix for my Safari in Snow Leopard since 2012.

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Version 164899
Leesa
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And Just FYI: This Webkit works awesome on my old G5!!!

(Developer)
+1

There are some reasons for that:
1. I didn't found anyone to do the Snow Leopard build and testing, and I don't have access to any Intel Macs (Leopard WebKit is a project I run in my spare time).
2. Even if there was a Snow Leopard build of Leopard WebKit it wouldn't support WebKit2, which means that Safari would only work up to version 5.0 .

Albabe Member IconReview+779
Albabe
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This works fantastic!!!

Kudos to the WebKit Team! I assumed there would never be a decent Safari for PPC and yet, here it is! It is faster and better in so many ways, than the last FireFox for PPC and even Casino!

The last version stalled and beachballed constantly. It would take 2 or 3 solid minutes just to Open the app and then it would beachball for 30 seconds to a minute every time I opened a new Window. It totally sucked... big time.

And now these very generous folks have given my old doddering G5 a new lease on life!

Highly Recomended!!!

Thanx!!!

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Version 155156
Leesa
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Except for one thing:

Every time I start it up, I get this:

"A new nightly build of WebKit is available! Please take a moment to update to it before continuing your testing."

There is no new build for PPC available. Could we make that go away, please?

Mikael B
+1

How does it compare to Tenfourfox?

Leesa
+0

@ Mikael B

I have no idea... sorry.

Macfool Member IconReview+253
Macfool
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This particular version for G5 and G4 is probably the best browser available for the PPC Mac series. It is Safari 5.06 with the latest Webkit updates.

A word to the wise. Follow the advice in the README from the folder after opening the .DMG

The most current version of this application is here : http://leopard-webkit.googlecode.com/files/WebKit-536.28.8-Leopard-PowerPC.dmg

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Version 134862
Macfool
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As of 12/29/12 AM this is the latest version and can be found here: http://leopard-webkit.googlecode.com/files/WebKit-536.28.8-Leopard-PowerPC.dmg

(Developer)
+0

Well, the one currently linked here is 536.28.8 as well.

Jbarley Member IconComment+11
Jbarley
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Works fine for me running as an App, but when I tried installing as system default it breaks Apples "Installer", so no install package will open.

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Version 127368
Jbarley
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Further to my previous post, I downloaded and installed an older version (WebKit-537.1-Leopard-PowerPC) as the system default and all is well, Apples installer application still works as it should.

Aargl Member IconReview+354
Aargl
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The current release is stable even with extensions on (I had only one crash, probably related to them) and looks, not faster, but more fluent than the original Safari webkit (10.5.8 PPC) — I don't recall having the Beach Ball of Death since I'm running it! ;-)
I'm only using the app, for the time being, needs to try this as properly installed on my test-partition...
But at least, for the app, you can go safe.
If you hope to have a better video experience, don't hope too much as problems are generally related to Flash...

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Version 127368
Ljmac Member IconComment+48
Ljmac
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This is fantastic! 5.0.6 was the best ever version of Safari, and 10.5 is my favourite version of the Mac OS. Now I can keep running both of them until my current Macs die. Awesome!

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Version 127368
iPoopStore
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I disagree. Version 5.0.5 was the last and best Safari. If you updated to 5.0.6 or above and used 1Password you were stuck with new ugly and useless 1Password extension.

Monkeyjunkey Member IconComment+1408
Monkeyjunkey
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Where's the nightly channel for WebKit for Mac OS X >= 10.6? I can't find an entry on MU. Should imo be added as a listing.

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Version 126681
Misha
+1

Can you email updates@ macupdate.com with some more info on this? We'll get it added.

Macfool
+0

http://code.google.com/p/leopard-webkit/downloads/list

The latest version is http://code.google.com/p/leopard-webkit/downloads/detail?name=WebKit-537.7-Leopard.dmg&can=2&q=

Macfool
+0

Runs on 10.5 as well.

; O }

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macuser87
Version 127368
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mam28
Version 122856
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Thresher-The-Shark
Version 122683
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OSX-FTW!
Version 122683
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Downloads 10,936
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Date 22 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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