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WebKit is an open source web browser engine. WebKit is also the name of the Mac OS X system framework version of the engine that's used by Safari, Dashboard, Mail, and many other OS X applications. WebKit's HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE.
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Hyram commented on 09 Sep 2013
I'm surprised that there is no mention of "WebKit Leopard" here.

For those of use who prefer PowerPC (and we are legion) it is also possible to enjoy all the benefits of the latest Safari without sacrificing to the demons of Intel. Visit https://code.google.com/p/leopard-webkit/
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Monkeyjunkey replied on 27 Oct 2013
Try looking here: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/43456/leopard-webkit
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Leesa replied on 01 Mar 2014
And... What seems odd to me... Is that there is a brand New updated Webkit for my G5 every few months... but no New Webkit or Safari for my Safari in Snow Leopard since 2012.
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bbw7 commented on 10 Mar 2013
OK, here's another possibly stupid question:

If Webkit is the nightly build of Safari, how come the requirements for WK are 10.6+? I thought Safari is no longer supporting OS 10.6 in the Safari 6.x.
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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 11 Mar 2013
WebKit is the rendering engine used by Safari, Chrome, and Chromium (among others); Firefox uses Gecko, and Internet Explorer uses Trident. Safari is built upon and uses WebKit for rendering webpages and executing scripts, and Apple packs in other useful features like tabs and bookmarking.

I hope that clears the distinction up.
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Monkeyjunkey replied on 15 Mar 2013
Nick, that is correct. But WebKit has tabs and also bookmarks / bookmark management afaik. If you want to switch from Closed Source Safari to OpenSource WebKit you'll even find all your extensions and bookmarks there ready for your use, since WebKit and Safari use the same pref files.
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Yuzver' replied on 17 Mar 2013
It's old build ( March 2012 ) of Safari 5. New builds r14xxxx are not compatible with SL. In earlier post Zampom wrote that last build support 10.6 is r13027
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Bb553 replied on 18 Feb 2014
So, the download URL for WebKit-SVN-r13027.dmg for OS X 10.6.x is where ?

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Yuzver' replied on 17 Mar 2013
It's old build ( March 2012 ) of Safari 5. New builds r14xxxx are not compatible with SL. In earlier post Zampom wrote that last build support 10.6 is r13027
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bbw7 commented on 13 Feb 2013
Pardon my ignorance, but I am confused. The description says it is a browser engine, yet one commenter says webkit is his/her secondary browser.

Can you just download this and run it like another version of Safari, i.e. analogous to Chrome vs. Chromium, or is it more complicated than that?

Went to both the Webkit page and the Webkit wiki page and -- surprise, surprise -- there are no simple explanations of what exactly web kit is and how to use it.

And if it is just an engine, is there a straight-forward way to replace temporarily the installed webkit engine that comes with Safari with this one?
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Fyreflye replied on 15 Feb 2013
WebKit is the nightlies version of Safari. Yes, it's a browser identical to Safari except that it produces newer versions daily which the user is expected to download and report any bugs to the developers. Supposedly the improvements pioneered in WebKit will be incorporated into the next version of Safari. It runs off the Safari folder in Application Support so you retain all your bookmarks and history and you never have to do anything more than deal with the daily download requests, which you can ignore if you choose. Why use WebKit? It's marginally faster than Safari.
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bbw7 replied on 10 Mar 2013
@Fyreflye

Thank you for the explanation.
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Zampom reviewed on 06 Feb 2013
I have used WebKit as my secondary browser for quite some time. Be advised, however, that while the download listed here does work on Snow Leopard, more recent nightly builds will not. I believe the last build that supported 10.6 was r130273. As of today, current build is r141985.
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Dana Sutton commented on 10 Oct 2012
Some people get pleasure out of using the most cutting-edge product available, and these nightly builds of WebKit contain stuff in advance of the most recent Safari version. But there are downsides: a.) every now and then you can get an unstable version which is a crasher. b.) They don't indicate to the general public what's new in any given version, so you never quite know what you're getting. c.) Since their updates are so frequent I'd like to see them implement pushed auto-upgrades or at least the same super-friendly dmg used by Dropbox. (Their seems to be no way for members of the general public to give feedback to their design team, I'd love to give them a piece of my mind about these last two issues).
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Monkeyjunkey replied on 11 Oct 2012
Hey Dana, WebKit does use Sparkle, so updates should be a breeze. The fact, that they don't point out changes during the process, is frustrating indeed. If you want to notify them about issues, there's a lin on the starting page: http://www.webkit.org which brings you here: http://www.webkit.org/quality/reporting.html (you need to sign up with bugzilla, then use that to report the bug).
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Date:01 Sep 2012
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WebKit is an open source web browser engine. WebKit is also the name of the Mac OS X system framework version of the engine that's used by Safari, Dashboard, Mail, and many other OS X applications. WebKit's HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE.


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