Shiira Project - Shiira mini Now Available.

Shiira or Fox?

Shiira is a web browser based on Web Kit and written in Cocoa. The goal of the Shiira Project is to create a browser that is better and more useful than Safari. All source code used in this software is publicly available.

What's New

  • January 23, 2006 Released Shiira 1.2.1. Build for Universal Binary.
  • December 26, 2005 Released Shiira mini 1.2.
  • December 24, 2005 Updated Slovak and Traditional Chinese localized resources. (Thank you Rudolf and Jack)
  • December 21, 2005 Updated Portuguese, Polish, and French localized resources. (Thank you Daisuke, Piotr, and Francis)
  • December 20, 2005 Released Shiira 1.2 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 pr later.
  • October 9, 2005 Added new toolbar icons: "Colors 2" and "Heart". Thanks Sasaki and Akimaro.

1.2.1 release

We released Shiira 1.2.1. It is the Universal Binary. Shiira can run natively on both PowerPC and Intel based Mac.

And we implemented the auto filling feature. Your user names and passwords are automatically filled in the Web form. They are stored in the Keychain which is a standard password management tool of Mac OS X.

What's new of 1.2.1

  • Build as Universal Binary
  • Implemented the auto filling

Go to Screenshots for 1.2.x functionality.

What is Shiira

Shiira is a web browser written in Cocoa. It uses the KHTML rendering engine provided by Apple's Web Kit. Since this is the same rendering engine used by Safari, HTML content rendered by Shiira will look the same as in Apple's own browser.

The Shiira Project is an attempt to development a web browser using Web Kit. All source code is publicly available under the BSD license. We hope that our code will help other developers just starting out on their own Web Kit projects.

The purpose of the Shiira Project

The first milestone and initial intention is to create a test application using Web Kit. This was already accomplished during the early versions of Shiira with the ability to call on every Web Kit API function.

The next goal is to create a full-featured web browser similar to Safari. This is the goal for Shiira 0.9.x.

In the future, after Shiira 1.0 is released, we will be evaluating future development of the web browser. I have a lot of ideas for this, but I'd prefer not to disclose them at this time. You'll see some of these ideas implemented in Shiira 1.x.

The staff of Shiira project

Since Shiira becomes too big to develop and support by only one person, I made the staff team for this project. We are working to develop Shiira, debug it, and create new project Web page.

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I'll introduce the project members:

Programmer

  • mkino

Web and Graphic Designer

  • Kei Sasaki
    (from Nitram+Nunca)

Debugger

  • kazuo_mitsuoka
  • taka-iriyama
  • K. Mitsuki
  • shachi

Shiira 1.2.1 [New!]
(released on 2006/1/23)

Shiira1.2.1.dmg (3.2 MB)

  • Free Download

To download localized resources, go to Downloads.

System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later. Build as Universal Binary.

Software licenses

Freeware

Source code licenses

Revised BSD license. See the header of source codes.

Let me know if you have any question.

Shiira 1.2.1 source code
(released on 2006/1/23)

  • shiira_src1.2.1.zip (2.2 MB)

Shiira 1.2 RC1

  • Shiira1.2RC1.dmg (2.9 MB)

System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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  • Fix bugs

Recent Nightly Releases

  • build051214.dmg (3.0 MB)
  • build051209.dmg (3.1 MB)
  • build051206.dmg (3.0 MB)
  • build051130.dmg (3.0 MB)
  • build051117.dmg (3.0 MB)

Source code license

Shiira's source code is released under the revised BSD license. This means you can use, modify, and redistribute this source code, if the copyright notice is retained. There are no restrictions for personal or commercial use. It is also not necessary to publish modifications made to the source code. See the document included in the downloaded image file for further information.

Special thanks to

English version of this Web page is revised by Darrel Knutson.

  • Nitram+Nunca