Everything was running perfectly until I installed the update, now the thing will quit before the page load...
Is that what it's doing with you?
I DID notice the bug report detailed a font rendering issue, although checking into Fontbook revealed nothing.
I've also tried removing ALL Safari components from the machine, downloading the full install from Apple's site and reinstalling the app to no avail.
I have also tried resetting Safari, destroying the cache, changing the default web-font in the prefs before the first page loads and installing the latest Java engine as well as testing the load against a standard HTML page with no dynamic elements and it still crashes.
I used Onyx to fix my privileges and purge my various caches to no avail either...
Never had a real problem with Safari, it's always been very stable and has never crashed on me, no matter what version, whether under Jaguar or Panther.
The only issues I've had are relatively minor, consisting of incompatability with certain websites (mostly fixed), and window sizing. For example, when on ehMac composing a message, if I click "Preview Post", the preview window opens as it should. However the next time I open a new window, it's very small, the size of the preview window. Safari seems to remember the last window size used, and the next time one is opened, that's the size you get even if it's teeny-tiny.
I'm having other unexplained quits and this is only after updating to 10.3.2 which I had not done previously.
Everything had been rock solid including Safari 1.2 now FM and Entourage both died and this is with a different CPU and RAM so something is not kosher.
I had a client in today with a Panther situation PS and Illustrator both would "unexplained quit" and we went through that machine with a fine tooth comb as it was so repeatable and the only fix was a clean Panther install.
He had just done the 10.3.2 update when it all started.
I should have listened to my instincts on that when I stayed off it for so long and all was working really well.
One more anomaly tonight and it's clean install time.
On another note - we've been running Panther on a DP 500 wiht a 64 meg card and all of the staff are bug eyed about the "feel". It's damn quick. Michael I see why you like yours.
Same theme the GarageBand tester is singing the praises of the DP 500 for his work.
Cache is king it appears....but it needs the faster video to get the synergy going.
Safari 1.2 consistently crashes for me when I visit http://www.apple.com/ (it's crashing in CFDictionaryGetValue in com.apple.CoreFoundation).
What's interesting is that I wiped my computer clean and re-installed Mac OS X 10.3 and grabbed all of the software updates and Safari 1.2 worked again. However, after I installed QuickTime 6.5 and iLife '04, it started crashing again.
Nevermind the fact that I've *never* been able to get iMovie 4 working. Yay iLife '04, I suppose.