First released in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been included in i OS devices since the introduction of the i Phone in 2007. A Windows version, now discontinued, Until 1997, Apple Macintosh computers were shipped with the Netscape Navigator and Cyberdog web browsers only.
Internet Explorer for Mac was later included as the default web browser for Mac OS 8.1 and onwards, as part of a five-year agreement between Apple and Microsoft.
Since Sparkle is downloading executable code to your users’ systems, you must be very careful about security.
To let Sparkle know that a downloaded update is not corrupted and came from you (instead of a malicious attacker), we recommend: If you are code-signing your application via Apple’s Developer ID program, Sparkle will ensure the new version’s author matches the old version’s.
This version was touted by Apple as possessing a 1.8x speed boost over version 1.2.4, but did not yet include the Acid2 bug fixes.If you distribute your app as a disk image (DMG): Sparkle supports updating from DMG, ZIP archives, tarballs, and installer packages, so you can generally reuse the same archive for distribution of your app on your website as well as Sparkle updates.Sparkle uses appcasts to get information about software updates.It was based on Apple's internal fork of the KHTML rendering engine, called Web Kit.Initially only available as a separate download for Mac OS X v10.2, it was included with the Mac OS X v10.3 release on October 24, 2003 as the default browser, with Internet Explorer for Mac included only as an alternative browser.Safari 2.0.4 was the last version to be released exclusively on Mac OS X until version 6 in 2012.