Thursday, September 8

Safari 2.0.1 Has No Release Notes

Safari 2.0.1 came out a week or so ago, and I just got around to upgrading my work PowerBook. Given that Safari is one of our supported browsers, I wanted to know what was new and fixed and adjust my testing and development accordingly.

But, the only word is that it “improves website compatibility, application stability and support for 3rd party web applications.” No other release notes or anything. Every Mac website on the planet is parroting Apple’s description, and no one seems to know what’s changed. Other than that this build, unlike development versions from April, doesn’t pass Acid 2.

Not even a peep from the Safari blog. (Though it is more concerned with the open source development of the WebKit framework than specific releases from Apple.)

Update: Apparently there has been a lot of grumbling about this issue, and the fine WebKit blog folks posted release notes for Safari 2.0.1. (But with the caution that they may not in the future.) Looks like Blogger isn’t impacted one way or another.