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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 Mark Rowe replied:

Just to note that the majority of the work in porting WebCore to Windows was done by the wonderful folk behind the WebKit project, the Apple and open source contributors that have been moving WebKit forward at a tremendous rate. We’re looking forward to working with the developer of Swift to increase the portability of WebCore, and to get more users testing the rendering engine on the Windows platform.

– Mark Rowe, WebKit contributor

#2 On August 9th, 2006 5:04 am » Swift: Safari sobre Windows replied:

[...] Via Web Standards Project descobreixo un nou projecte que desenvolupa un navegador per Windows amb el cor de Safari. [...]

#3 On August 9th, 2006 1:18 pm Dustin Diaz replied:

This will be cool. You can’t complain about a group that’s trying to do a good thing. This will most definitely aid my testing development at work :)

#4 On August 9th, 2006 2:05 pm ROBO Design replied:

First of all, thanks to KDE for a great rendering engine; KHTML and a great web browser Konqueror. Too bad IE 7 doesn’t come close to Konqueror.

Also, congratulations to Apple for open-sourcing WebKit and to all who help us, web developers, to test multiple great rendering engines, thus helping to make Trident irrelevant in the future :).

#5 On August 15th, 2006 4:17 pm Vishal replied:

This is just the test…

#6 On November 14th, 2006 8:14 pm Andrew Simmons replied:

This would be fantastic. I really need some way to test my web sites in safari while working in windows. I need more than a screen shot and I don’t want to have to pay mad cash to use a remote service.

#7 On January 8th, 2007 7:09 pm Eric replied:

This is excellent, I just hope they get past the alpha stage soon. I really need this.

#8 On January 26th, 2007 6:33 am Matthias replied:

Seems they still have a long way to go? Just installed it and looked at a couple of sites, and it’s not rendering anything properly. Lots of repetitions. Well, all this IS mentioned on their site and others, but hey.

#9 On February 14th, 2007 3:59 am No right click - - vBulletin Modifications, Hacks, and Help replied:

[...] Originally Posted by Colonel Ingus How are they going to use Safari on a PC ? There are methods, I found this site off google:Safari for Windows? – The Web Standards Project [...]

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