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June 14, 2007

Safari 3 beta and Style Master

Ahh, the joys of beta software.

Yesterday, with all the excitement over Safari 3, a few of our users gave it a try, and found that it breaks Style Master :-(
Because we embed Webkit, the heart of Safari in our Design pane, when installing Safari 3, you in effect update Style Master to use the latest and greatest version of Webkit.

I spent yesterday fixing the problem this caused, and have a beta version that should be the final version ready to go.

It's available at


If you are using Safari 3, and care to grab the latest Style Master beta and give it a whirl, then please let us know if all is well for you.

Thanks in advance


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If you know what WebKit change causes this, we'd love to fix it on the WebKit side. Please report to http://bugs.webkit.org/

Posted by: maciej | Jun 14, 2007 3:00:03 PM

Dear John

I was just about to uninstall Safari beta 3 when I saw your post. Your beta release fixed the crashing for me.



Posted by: Simon Blanchard | Jun 15, 2007 2:10:35 PM

Hi Maciej,

wow - you guys are on the ball!

I have afeelign it was my doing - my app isn't cocoa, so there are several layers between webkit and the app itself. I was assuming a non nil result from a function call, but got nil. I just handled that exception, and all seems fine now.

BTW, what chance Webkit as a COM object for Windows so we can embed it in our windows apps as well as our mac apps. You don't have to implement IHTMLDoc, or IE's COM interfaces I promise - I'll take yours any day ;-)

thanks again


Posted by: John Allsopp | Jun 16, 2007 9:59:34 AM

Thanks Simon, that's about to become the official 4.6.1 release for the Mac

Posted by: John Allsopp | Jun 16, 2007 10:00:36 AM


Look like I spoke to soon. It started to crash again. Specifically when I tried re-sizing the window.


Posted by: Simon Blanchard | Jun 16, 2007 7:23:08 PM


is this with Safari 3 installed?

It seems that this is happening with Safari 3 installed, in kind of random ways I am still trying to figure out.



Posted by: John Allsopp | Jun 18, 2007 11:41:58 AM

Excellent information, I also experienced the same stuff when trying Safari 3, I was so anxious for trying it when it came out.

Posted by: cialis online | Apr 16, 2011 1:14:57 AM