Leopard WebKit
Leopard WebKit
226588

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Leopard WebKit free download for Mac

Leopard WebKit

226588
22 June 2018

Builds of WebKit for OS X 10.5 (release candidate).

Overview

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

What's new in Leopard WebKit

Version 226588 (604.5.6_2):
  • Minor stability improvements (relinked iTunes does work now)
  • Relinking droplet improved to not time out that fast
  • Lowered priority of plain RSA key exchange algorithm for HTTPS/TLS as it's considered weak now
  • Added QuickTime 7.7.0 download link to the dmg image

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macuser87
03 August 2012

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Excellent browser, I use it every day on my PowerBook. An invaluable addition to the world of Power Mac software making H.264 easy for everyone. Also check out AQUADock and AuroraFox to complete your free PowerPC refurb. Even early G4s can join the party with Leopard Assist.
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Version 123874
Aargl
18 June 2018
The PSU of my main computer died and I had to reactivate my old iMac G5... This is the moment when you feel lucky knowing this app: it became a blessing! It’s way faster than its nearer competitor TenFourFox. It lacks useful extensions such as uBlock Origin and uMatrix, but the old version of Ghostery is behaving well enough. Some sites with embedded audio and video players won’t work, but you can play Youtube quite all right, if you’re not running any other hungry program. Thanks again, Tobias! :-)
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Version 226588
iTruth
13 March 2018
Lol but WHY??? Would you like some bellbottoms and platforms with this also? Talk about being stuck in the past! LMAO!
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Version 226588
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
14 March 2018
Obviously there's a need for this. Just read the comments below. What that need is I don't know, but the developer is clearly having fun with the project so, as others have said, kudos for making this obscure piece of software available to those who need it. While the number of people still using Snow Leopard is declining, it's still one of most highly regarded versions of OS X. Particularly as it was the last version to support PPC apps via Rosetta.
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Aargl
Aargl
27 March 2018
This is a build of recent Webkit to run on PPC machines.
Yes, some people still use them: if you don't need/want the last iThing and just run a bit of Internet, they still work great.
What's the point of laughing at people that don't do the same things as you? We could also be "LMAO" about people spending thousands of bucks just to be on top of the trend with the last iPhone, iPad, iMac, etc. ;-)
Life is not only about speed, you know... :-D
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
22 June 2018
@Aargl, not about speed, but compatibility. What current software runs on PPC? I had a friend that would not sell her PowerMac 7600 after OS X came out... she insisted on sticking with OS 9. Of course eventually she was stuck with old software, and had to upgrade to a new Mac.
It's a shame there's so many very capable G5s still out there, but what can you run on them?
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Leesa
Leesa
18 October 2018
@ iTruth

Talk about being a little turd.
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Aargl
09 February 2018
There are still updates (current being 604.5.6 r226588) but you have to dig into the repository to get the last one: https://sourceforge.net/projects/leopard-webkit/files/604/Leopard/PowerPC/ I wonder why the Download button on the main page still points to version 603.3.3, is it because the others are considered beta/rc? Or is it just an oversight? Anyway, they work perfectly! I'd say version 604.5.6 is actually better than 604.4.5 (there was a 20% CPU footprint that remained for a long while, now it's gone).
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Version 223797
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Aargl
Aargl
12 March 2018
The site's Download button has finally been updated and so this page. :-)
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Aargl
14 January 2018
It's very nice to have the latest webkit running on my old G5, but what an irony that no one is doing the same job for 10.6 or 10.9...
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Version 223797
6 answer(s)
LJMac
LJMac
17 May 2018
Yes - how I'd love this for 10.6!
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Aargl
Aargl
04 March 2019
LJMac, you might be interested in this port of TenFourFox for 10.6. ;-)
https://github.com/OlgaTPark/tenfourfox/releases/
I've just tested it on a 32 bit 10.6 and it works perfectly!
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LJMac
LJMac
13 May 2019
Thanks for the info AArgi! Although I still prefer Safari or even Chrome in terms of usability, this is definitely the most compatible browser currently available for 10.6, and without your link I would never have found it!
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Aargl
Aargl
13 May 2019
Always happy to help! :-)
But the wonders never cease... ;-)
Shortly after my former post I've discovered another port of FireFox: https://github.com/wicknix/Arctic-Fox/wiki/Downloads
In terms of speed, it beats out any other browser available for 10.6! — and it is regularly updated for Firefox security issues.
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LJMac
LJMac
13 May 2019
I couldn't get either the 32 bit or the 64 bit versions of ArcticFox for 10.6 to launch, even after removing all preferences. Oh well, TenSixFox is working well for me (i particularly like its built-in ffmpeg support, so it can play H264 fine).
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Aargl
Aargl
13 May 2019
Damned! You're right! It crashes on launch — version 27.9.15 was working perfectly... :-(
Unfortunately they don't have a repository for old versions, no doubt they'll fix it soon, as v27.9.17 has just been released. ;-)
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Albabe
13 March 2017
I wanna thank you too, for your Snow Leopard build! Do you nice folks have a updated and secure version of WebKit for Mavericks users?
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Version 210430
Leesa
09 March 2017
You guys are AMAZING! You saved my life in Snow Leopard when Apple ditched us. Thanx so much!!! And now I'm gonna try out your Mavericks Version! Thanx again!
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Version 210430
Aargl
02 March 2016
The REALLY last 10.6 and Intel-compatible version is available at https://sourceforge.net/projects/leopard-webkit/files/537/%28Snow%29%20Leopard/ It's r171822 (537.78.2_4). As after Safari 5.1, webkit2 is completely different, the dev is now only working for 10.5.
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Version 184141
Aargl
24 August 2015
In my experience, it's not easy to tell, between Safari and any subsequent Webkit version, if one works best, but very recently I found that some website was not rendering properly with Safari<v5.0.5 and Leopard WebKit fixed it! So thanks a lot Tobias! :-)
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Version 184141
duartevassal
12 August 2015
I'm having trouble updating the security certificates (a most useful feature from this release, let me add): administrator$ /Applications/Leopard\ webkit\ system\ wide/update\ system\ certificates.command ; exit; Please read the Readme before proceeding with this! Do you really want to replace the original system security certificates with the ones from OS X 10.9 (Y/N)? y In case you are prompted to enter a password, please enter the super user password Password: ditto: can't get real path for source ditto: can't get real path for source ditto: can't get real path for source ditto: can't get real path for source Password: logout [Process completed] ???? If I look at keychain I have 2 system root certificates (are not trusted) that start in 2012 and end in 2032, is this supposed to be like this?
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Version 184141
1 answer(s)
internetzel
internetzel
15 August 2015
From the path I see that you copied the file "update system certificates.command" to your hard drive.
That script will only work when the WebKit application is placed in the same folder.
And currently the script will only work when there aren't any white spaces in the path - the next version will have that fixed.
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If this really supports Snow Leopard, that is a great contribution. Kudos and applause for the developer. Apple has long abandoned updates to Safari to run on 10.6, while lots of third party browsers continue to support it. This lack of continued support, is probably one reason to avoid using Safari. However, it seems that there are separate downloads for separate Leopard and Snow Leopard versions. So, one wonders if maybe there ought not be a separate MacUpdate page for the Snow Leopard version? Currently, the MacUpdate download link seems to give one a Leopard only download. http://sourceforge.net/projects/leopard-webkit/files/ has the various OS specific installers. All of the downloads in the 600, 538 folders, say they are for Leopard Power PC. However, the 537 folder does have a mixture of Leopard and Snow Leopard installers.
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Version 183712
6 answer(s)
internetzel
internetzel
11 May 2015
You're right in that the 600-series is PowerPC 10.5 only.
A link to the last build of the 537 series which is PowerPC/Intel and 10.5/10.6 compatible is available if you hover the download arrow icon above, behind the list entry that says "Older (OS X 10.5) 169580". Despite of its name it's a 10.6 compatible build while the current version isn't.
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Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
11 May 2015
Yes, i'm betting that MacUpdate just wasn't setup for this kind of a situation. (Where the newer version runs on the older OS and verse visa)

I also note that my version of Safari seems to be version 5.1.10 while the documentation suggests that I need to use the older version 5.0.5 for webkit. Might there be any plans to support the 5.1.10 version?

Also, some of the extras are wonderful!! For example, your script to update the system SSL certificates is also a great service in its own right.

And thanks again for this great service.
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internetzel
internetzel
11 May 2015
Safari 5.1 and later use a completely different interface to the web engine, consisting of WebCore and JavaScriptCore. Safari until version 5.0 used WebKit and Safari 5.1 and later use WebKit 2. While the first release of WebKit 2 was compatible with 10.6, support for 10.6 was quickly dropped and now backporting would be quite a lot of work - and I don't have any 10.6 compatible Macs around.

In the downloadable disk image you'll find instructions how to downgrade to Safari 5.0.5 - and all in all Safari 5.0.5 with Leopard WebKit should be faster and more stable than Safari 5.1, with the exception of flash content.
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Canadianpj
Canadianpj
17 May 2015
Wouldn't it just be easier to update to a OS released in the last 3 years at least?
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Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
17 May 2015
No, it would not.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
14 March 2018
Name me one current browser that still supports Snow Leopard. All the mainstream browsers cut off at 10.9.x—Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
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