I recently stumbled upon a very interesting find: the Swift web-browser. It is essentially a port of Apple’s webkit to windows. Here’s a screenshot of it right after startup:
My first impression is that it is definitely alpha, VERY alpha (it is only the 0.1 release after all). It’s also a much larger download, 15mb, compared to Firefox, 5mb, or Opera, 6mb.
- Its page rendering is exceptionally fast, even more than Firefox
- Tabs, but that isn’t anything to incredible
Areas that need work (I won’t say bad points, after all it is only alpha)
- Crashes regularly on complex pages
- Password inputs are not supported
- Anchor links (page.htm#section) are not supported
- Acid 2 doesn’t work (probably due to the previous)
- Lack of any preferences whatsoever
Overall, I would say Swift is a great effort and it looks promising, but at the present state of development it is little more than a proof of concept, and definitely not practical for normal use.