New Open Source Browser: Shiira

Posted:
in Mac Software edited January 2014
Anyone else tried Shiira?



It's a WebKit-based, open source browser. I don't know if it is a serious contender or if it's just a demonstration of how easy it is to write a basic browser in Cocoa with WebKit.



If anyone who reads Japanese can shed some more light on the matter then that would be cool.



(Talking of alternative browsers Bumpercar looks very cool for those of you with kids.)

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 18
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    The damn thing is FAST! :O



    It feels a lot like a Camino for WebKit...
  • Reply 2 of 18
    ionyzionyz Posts: 491member
    Very nice find



    The tab bar is great, draggable and all.
  • Reply 3 of 18
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    I like it. Hopefully PithHelmet or similar will work with it soon ... or I'll have to install AdBlocker here.



    Viva the browser wars!
  • Reply 4 of 18
    ionyzionyz Posts: 491member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Giaguara

    I like it. Hopefully PithHelmet or similar will work with it soon ... or I'll have to install AdBlocker here.



    Viva the browser wars!




    Yeah! Thus far, thats the only thing I miss about Safari+Pith. Ad blocking! I'll try contacting the maker of Pith and see what happens.
  • Reply 5 of 18
    wrong robotwrong robot Posts: 3,907member
    That's neat, I'm typing this response on it now...wait..whoa..how am I already logged in?



    um, yeah, it's a nice zippy browser, very neat.
  • Reply 6 of 18
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Yea, it uses the cookies of Safari by default - I noticed that only after browsing in AI, and not as me. It would be neat if it could have an option to have its own cookies too.
  • Reply 7 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Giaguara

    I like it. Hopefully PithHelmet or similar will work with it soon ... or I'll have to install AdBlocker here.





    Since it's open source, you're much more likely to find that feature built in.
  • Reply 8 of 18
    foadfoad Posts: 697member
    I think the icons need a little work but it is a pretty nice browser.



    I like the draggable tabs! That is something I have been wanting in Safari since they put tabs in there.
  • Reply 9 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by foad

    I think the icons need a little work



    Did you notice that in the nightly builds there is a system to change the icons to different sets? They had a competition to design different ones.



    http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...ra%2ficon.html
  • Reply 10 of 18
    foadfoad Posts: 697member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by stupider...likeafox

    Did you notice that in the nightly builds there is a system to change the icons to different sets? They had a competition to design different ones.



    http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...ra%2ficon.html




    Thanks for the heads up! I didn't even notice that.
  • Reply 11 of 18
    ionyzionyz Posts: 491member
    Status update / PithHelmet Support



    Quote:

    Mike Solomon, Developer of PithHelmet

    yes, the next release should support anything using webkit, more or less. the developers might have to write a tiny plugin (or i can hack them just like i did with Safari).



  • Reply 12 of 18
    alpha macalpha mac Posts: 463member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by stupider...likeafox







    If anyone who reads Japanese can shed some more light on the matter then that would be cool.







    Or you could use the link for the English version.
  • Reply 13 of 18
    ragexragex Posts: 126member
    Pretty slick, so far I like it.
  • Reply 14 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Alpha Mac

    Or you could use the link for the English version.



    Well, I can *now*.



    Quote:

    from my post:

    posted 05-23-2004 11:52 AM



    Quote:

    from Shiira website:

    05/24/04: English page added.



  • Reply 15 of 18
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by IonYz

    Status update / PithHelmet Support











    any word or when that might be?
  • Reply 16 of 18
    ionyzionyz Posts: 491member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Paul

    any word or when that might be?



    Not a clue. Check out his site for a blog he keeps on development. I'd direct link it but his site is notorious for being down.
  • Reply 17 of 18
    jwilljwill Posts: 209member
    I tried Shiira for a few days, and I must say that it IS faster. I won't use it for now, though..I miss Safari just a little
  • Reply 18 of 18
    Call me crazy, but the links bring up a page from yahoo that say it' can't be found, I'd really love it, can someone give a new link, or host it for me temporarily?



    Much thanks!









    ::edit::



    Ok, I see that it's a flakey site, missed the posts that said that, what I get for carooosing through the topic, instead of delving into it all..
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