Freeware app by Reinhold Penner automatically downloads and installs nightly builds of Web Kit, and allows you to use them with Safari. Rather than replacing the system’s built-in official version of Web Kit (which would be a terrible idea), NightShift keeps the nightly builds completely separate.
What NightShift does that’s particularly clever is that it gives you a little shim app named WebKit.app. When you launch WebKit.app, it lets you use Safari with the latest Web Kit nightly build; if you quit WebKit.app, Safari goes back to using the system’s official version of Web Kit.
So in short, you get to use the latest nightly build of Web Kit in Safari, but without having to hack either Safari or the system’s official version of Web Kit.
(Via MDJ 2005.07.06.)
★ Wednesday, 6 July 2005