Michel Fortin’s Multi-Safari actually makes it possible to test websites in old versions of Safari, should you feel the need.

Unfortunately, the Multi-Safari version of Safari 2 doesn’t quite work properly in Snow Leopard. For me, it worked for a few minutes. Then, for no apparent reason, it stopped loading web pages — the progress bar would stay stuck at a fairly short length, and the status bar would say it was waiting for the web site.

Is there any way to get it working reliably on Snow Leopard?

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Safari 2, sorry, why would you need to test for that? It's REALLY not in use by anyone anymore.

Anyway, the best way I can think of running it is to virtualise an earlier version of OS X - Tiger or Jaguar.

  • “It's REALLY not in use by anyone anymore.” — A statement which holds perfectly until someone, somewhere, complains that your site doesn’t work on Safari 2. I do entirely take your point though. Aug 16, 2011 at 10:49
  • You can virtualise OS X 10.4.4-10.4.8 (Intel) with some effort - there were some hackintosh techniques for doing it. I'll try find some. Ask you can see here the Safari 3 install base is really minuscule, Safari 2 will be even tinier. Aug 17, 2011 at 12:48

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