Thu, Dec 22, 2005
iCab 3.0 Beta 382 (Public Preview)
As predicted yesterday, a new public preview version of iCab 3.0 is available! Its main new features since the last public preview (beta 352, which was released in September) are
- A built-in RSS reader
- A new cache browser
- Anchor highlighting
- Support for Mac OS X's "Services" menu
- Support for alternative style sheets
You'll find a detailed list of all changes and bug fixes in the readme files.
As the feature set seems quite complete, why is it still called a beta version? The readme mentions two issues:
- Printing isn't fully working in the Classic version of iCab (because of bugs in printing Unicode text in "Classic" MacOS).
- It is not optimized for speed yet.
IMHO both issues do not justify the beta status for much longer, at least not for the Mac OS X version. Other browsers have been declared "final" with a much less complete feature set... So, time for a final version early next year?
However, this decision is not up to me. Enjoy the new public preview of iCab! :-)