Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 15:03 UTC, submitted by Governa
Internet & Networking The Shiira Project has announced the release of latest version of their Mac OS X Web browser, Shiira 2.0. Shiira is a web browser based on Web Kit and written in Cocoa. The goal of the Shiira Project is to create a browser that is better and more useful than Safari. All source code used in this software is publicly available. One of the features of Shiira is Tab Expose. Tab Expose shows all open tabs the same way that Expose shows all open windows (similar to IE7). Shiira 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4.
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As I stated on MacUpdate...
by Tuishimi on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 21:58 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

...why is the version 2.0 when in reality this is a late alpha, early beta product? Many of the preferences are disabled, the bookmark shelf does not work at all... what good is a browser if you cannot manage your bookmarks?

It is fast, LOOKS great and I like the icons vs. tabs idea (I am an omniweb user, that explains that) and I am sure SOMEday it will be a great browser, but right now it offers nothing.

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RE: As I stated on MacUpdate...
by bousozoku on Tue 24th Apr 2007 19:20 in reply to "As I stated on MacUpdate..."
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

Yes, Shiira jumped from beta 2 (almost nothing working) to Golden Master without having much working. I understand that the developer is busy with school but that's not the greatest reason to mark something early in its development as final.

Version 1.2.2 still seems better overall but it's lacking the glitz of version 2.0.

It looks like a chance to download the source code of both and do a lot of repair to get it going properly. It will be a lot better than Safari, once it's been finished.

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