There's a new version for Windows out already, but I'm more interested in how we're supposed to file bug reports (not that I'm going to bother with it!):
In other words, don't bother with the little bug icon on the toolbar. That offical Apple stuff goes nowhere.
Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » Safari Beta 3.0.1 for Windows
- For security issues: email email@example.com.
- For engine-level issues, like site compatibility or crashes on specific pages: file a bug report in WebKit bugzilla.
- For any bugs, including the above categories, you can file a Radar bug.
In related news, Cringely tries to figure out why the heck Apple bothered. He figures the premature timing was driven by a lack of anything to announce at the WWDC, but the primary motivation is to provide a platform for AT&T web services. Seems unlikely, but, like all things Cringely, it's interesting.
The explanation I like best (so far) for "why Safari/Windows" came from Daring Fireball. DF thinks it's all about referral revenue from using the Google search box in Safari/Windows. Apple wants a Windows platform for iPhone web development, and this way they get that and a few million in cash flow.
Ultimately though, I'm still puzzled.
By the way, I wrote a while back that the push of OS X from April to September, and the reasons given for that delay, suggested that OS X may not be ready until 2008. The lack of WWDC news has reinforced my suspicions.
It's rare for a project as big as 10.5 now appears to be to slip by only a few months. If they do ship in September, I'll bet it will be about as cooked as Safari/Windows.
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