Leopard WebKit
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Leopard WebKit is a current build of WebKit for OS X 10.5 Leopard.
What's New
Version 165532
  • Incorporates bug and security fixes from official WebKit (Apple) and Blink (Google)
  • Bug fix for video not playing when using ClickToFlash/ClickToPlugin
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 only



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Leesa reviewed on 17 Apr 2014
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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Leesa replied on 17 Apr 2014
And either way, thanx!
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(developer) replied on 17 Apr 2014
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?
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Aargl reviewed on 16 Mar 2014
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? :-)
[Version 165532]

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(developer) replied on 28 Mar 2014
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.
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Aargl replied on 28 Mar 2014
Oh, good to know! Thanks for the tip! :-)
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Leesa commented on 09 Mar 2014
Great client... but this newest version Breaks my Windowshade Command: Option Double Click to Open or close All Windows in any given ap.
[Version 165318]


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Leesa commented on 01 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 164899]

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Leesa replied on 03 Mar 2014
And Just FYI: This Webkit works awesome on my old G5!!!
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(developer) replied on 04 Mar 2014
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 .
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Albabe reviewed on 21 Oct 2013
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!!!
[Version 155156]

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Leesa replied on 22 Oct 2013
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?
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Mikael B replied on 24 Jan 2014
How does it compare to Tenfourfox?
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Leesa replied on 05 Feb 2014
@ Mikael B

I have no idea... sorry.
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Macfool reviewed on 28 Dec 2012
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
[Version 134862]

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Macfool replied on 29 Dec 2012
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
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(developer) replied on 29 Dec 2012
Well, the one currently linked here is 536.28.8 as well.
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Jbarley commented on 18 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 127368]

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Jbarley replied on 20 Sep 2012
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.
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Aargl reviewed on 10 Sep 2012
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...
[Version 127368]


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Ljmac commented on 04 Sep 2012
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!
[Version 127368]

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iPoopStore replied on 23 Jun 2013
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.
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 28 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 126681]

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Misha replied on 28 Aug 2012
Can you email updates@ macupdate.com with some more info on this? We'll get it added.
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Macfool replied on 30 Aug 2012
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=
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Macfool replied on 30 Aug 2012
Runs on 10.5 as well.

; O }
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Aargl had trouble on 25 Aug 2012
I'm not absolutely sure about how to use this: I've installed it through the install script, but now have I still to use the Webkit app to launch it or is Safari already using it? (if I understood well, any other app using webkit like Mail will use it now that I installed it, right?)
[Version 126395]

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Aargl replied on 25 Aug 2012
I think I've got my answer, as I've had crashes with extensions on wether using Webkit app or Safari... ;-)
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(developer) replied on 27 Aug 2012
The extension related crashes have been fixed and a newer version is available (soon this listing will be updated) here:
http://leopard-webkit.googlecode.com/files/WebKit-537.7-Leopard.dmg

Installing is optional and also experimental. It however has the benefit of using less memory, because applications that use the installed WebKit frameworks will share one copy of it. For me installing works quite well ususally, although there seems to be an issue with quicklook crashing for Microsoft Office documents.
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Aargl replied on 27 Aug 2012
Thanks a lot for this precise answer! :-)
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Aargl replied on 27 Aug 2012
I'm wondering: would installing Webkit frameworks make Mail work better? (I mean, in Leopard, it often stalls on launch and the only trick I found is to launch it with shift-key pressed...)
On my test partition where I installed it, it looks like working fluently...
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(developer) replied on 28 Aug 2012
It's absolutely possible that some Mail related issues have been fixed in more recent versions of WebKit.
But from time to time it can break some things as well.

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macuser87 rated on 03 Sep 2012

[Version 127368]



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macuser87 rated on 03 Aug 2012

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mam28 rated on 26 Jul 2012

[Version 122856]



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Thresher-The-Shark rated on 21 Jul 2012

[Version 122683]



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OSX-FTW! rated on 20 Jul 2012

[Version 122683]



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Bmonno rated on 06 Jul 2012

[Version 121685]



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mam28 rated on 22 Jun 2012

[Version 120280]


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