WebKit
WebKit
249889

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WebKit free download for Mac

WebKit

249889
16 September 2019

Open-Source Web-browser engine.

Overview

WebKit is an open source web browser engine. WebKit is also the name of the macOS system framework version of the engine that's used by Safari, Mail, and many other macOS applications. WebKit’s HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE.

What's new in WebKit

Version 249889:
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Requirements for WebKit

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later

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Derekcurrie
09 December 2018

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NOTE: These are open source code resources used to build the latest experimental alpha of WebKit. If you're not a developer, or don't want to compile your own WebKit, then don't bother. IF you'd like a compiled version of the latest client WebKit beta, what you want is Safari Technology Preview, which is available at Apple's Developer website at the link below. The current version is Release 71, aka Safari 12.1, WebKit 14607.1.15. https://developer.apple.com/safari/download/
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Version 238951
Derekcurrie
09 December 2018
NOTE: These are open source code resources used to build the latest experimental alpha of WebKit. If you're not a developer, or don't want to compile your own WebKit, then don't bother. IF you'd like a compiled version of the latest client WebKit beta, what you want is Safari Technology Preview, which is available at Apple's Developer website at the link below. The current version is Release 71, aka Safari 12.1, WebKit 14607.1.15. https://developer.apple.com/safari/download/
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Version 238951
Wade-Smith
29 September 2018
All right, consider me a dolt, but what the hell does one do with these files?
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Version 236590
1 answer(s)
Gazman
Gazman
26 January 2019
@Wade-Smith, if you don't know how to compile from source than I suggest that you use the more 'user-friendly' Safari Technology Preview (listed under 'similar software' above) or just keep using the version of webkit built into your version of macOS (which includes Safari).
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Aargl
09 June 2018
They finally revamped their archives and classified them by OS version! — at least the last three of them: https://webkit.org/build-archives/#mac-elcapitan-x86_64
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Version R232578
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Aargl
Aargl
09 June 2018
... but they've thrown away all the former builds! :-(
The link I mentioned in a comment below for OS 10.9 is (probably definitely) broken.
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Leesa
Leesa
18 October 2018
My home computer is a 2008 Mac Pro and I'm having problems with Safari in el Capitan and some sites where I get "Safari can’t open page" "Protocol Error NSPOSIXErrorDomain:100..." Does this help with those issue?
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Aargl
Aargl
18 October 2018
I have no idea. But basically, these are development builds, I've used them as an experimental option for resolving issues when Safari stopped being supported in an OS — but after a while, you're a lot safer using a browser that gets updates such as Firefox or any Chromium based browser (Opera, Vivaldi or Marmaduke's Chromium — a really good Chromium build including codecs! Vivaldi is great but has historical issues with videos on Mac. I really like Opera and its integrated ads filter and free VPN!)
Out of curiosity, can you give an URL example that triggers that error?
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Aargl
Aargl
21 December 2018
Hi Albabe!
I'm just seeing your post right now... ;-)
In the meantime I've updated my OS 10.9 to 10.11, but that site loads perfectly here in Safari 11.1.2 with no such error in the Console neither.
Are you sure you've got that version of Safari?
If yes, I would check relaunching it with extensions disabled, then in a clean user account (a Guest account is good).
If it's a user issue: trash ~/Library/Safari (keeping a copy of the bookmarks file at hand), ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist and com.apple.Safari.Extensions.plist, reboot dans see...
If it's a global issue (and not present in Firefox or any other browser), I'd try reapplying the last 10.11.6 OS update, and/or the last security update.
But I've already encountered issues in Safari 11.1.2 on other sites, so unfortunately, I think we can consider it a second-hand browser as it probably won't be updated any more...
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Aargl
Aargl
04 March 2019
Oops! Looks like my answer above was meant for some other post that has been deleted in the meantime... :-o
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Albabe
28 April 2017
"Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later" Not Correct! This Build does NOT SUPPORT 10.9!
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Version 215924
3 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
28 April 2017
See my warning from early 2016 below. ;-)
MU doesn't seem keen on correcting this...
Unfortunately, there was a page where you could DL an old version clicking on its number, now you have to select the URL in that list: https://nightly.webkit.org/builds/trunk/mac/all and paste it.
It would be so nice if they made a page with the latest nightly for each OS, but no. :-/
BUT, we're quite lucky on 10.9 as the last build (r192684) is running nicely — which is not the case for the last 10.8 build (r174642) that I tried recently for a friend on his old Mac.
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Leesa
Leesa
29 April 2017
It would be nice if they had a few links, one for the most Current for each OS. They do it on other Clients, why not this?
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Aargl
Aargl
09 June 2017
Here's the link for the latest 10.9 build: https://builds-nightly.webkit.org/files/trunk/mac/WebKit-SVN-r192684.dmg :-)
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Leesa
09 March 2017
Anyone know how to D/L this without the MacUpdate Trojans? I can't find a specific link at "Apple."
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Version 210498
3 answer(s)
Albabe
Albabe
09 March 2017
Oops, my bad. I'm looking for a WebKit that works for us folks who use Mavericks and can't afford to update to Sierra because of the cost to replace the apps I use.
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Aargl
Aargl
10 June 2017
Albabe> I posted the direct link for the latest 10.9 build in my post here above. :-)
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Christo777
Christo777
27 June 2018
Leesa,
What do yo mean by MacUpdate Trojans?
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Fyreflye
27 November 2016
Since Apple states on its own web site that the app for tracking and reporting bugs and testing new developments is Safari Technology Review, why is the current WebKit daily build appearing on MU?
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Version 208978
Aargl
04 November 2016
Just in case, I tried downloading this last version but though it looks like launching, I soon got a message that 10.9 is not supported. So don't lose your time trying if you don't run one of the latest OSes (I would even bet it only runs under Sierra...)
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Version 208323
Aargl
02 March 2016
The last version to date is 197354 and it's not compatible with 10.9 or earlier. You won't find any information on their site about which is the last version for a given OS! I've found empirically the last ones for the OSes I use: r192684 (20 november 2015) is the last for 10.9 meaning that the official Safari 9.0.3 is probably best for Mavericks (22 january 2016), even more if Apple realize a new update in the future (who knows?). Hard to say if there's a benefit in using the last Webkit, its launch time is 1s more than Safari but maybe in some situation it's beneficial... (I had the case in Leopard, when some site was not rendering well in Safari and it did well in Leopard Webkit)
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Version 127383
aholloahkate
22 September 2015
This browser isn't the best, but not bad. I don't like the new tabs' openings. not very user-friendly I'd say.
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Version 127383
Sgginc
17 July 2014
Get the latest nightly build here: http://nightly.webkit.org/ WebKit r171105 was built on 15 July 2014 and is a 59.3 MB download. Thanks ... Ken
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Version 127383
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