« iCab 3.0 Beta 381 | Main | JavaApplicationStub »

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! :-)

Posted by Thomas Much at 15:58
Categories: Browsers, iCab & InScript