Very impressive work from Mesa Dynamics: Stainless is a new multi-process WebKit-based browser for Leopard, inspired by Google Chrome. Same basic architecture as Chrome, in that each browser tab gets its own process. It’s a “technology demo” at this point, missing all sorts of stuff like bookmarks, history management, and even shortcuts for switching between tabs, but it definitely works.
Incomplete though it may be, what’s there now is very nice. The tabs offer better dragability than Safari’s, and I love the visual feedback for a tab in “private” mode.
★ Tuesday, 30 September 2008