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Swift is a new open source browser based on Apple’s WebCore & JavaScriptCore rendering and JavaScript engines.

Warning: it’s marked as 1.0pre alpha, and it is very much an alpha: very rough-looking UI, no scrollwheel support, pathetic form controls and I’ve had reports from colleagues that some folks can’t even get it to install. Early days yet, as apparently the repository was only created 3 weeks ago. That being the case, it looks like progress has been swift (pun intended).

Swift won’t ever be a substitute for testing on a proper Mac — the form elements and font rendering are likely to differ, if nothing else. It should, however, provide a real boon to those testing JavaScript and a pre-test for anyone who uses BrowserCam for Safari testing.

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#1 On August 9th, 2006 4:21 am