Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Aug 2008 00:10 UTC, submitted by superstoned
Qt The dot reports on the new version of Qt, as discussed by Qt developers Simon Hausmann and Andreas Aardal Hanssen. Much optimizations have already gone in the 4.5 development tree, and more is to come. You can also expect many functional improvements to the WebKit webbrowser engine, graphical effects and a new animations API.
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RE[3]: webkit & Gecko
by asupcb on Thu 14th Aug 2008 05:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: webkit & Gecko "
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No Apple did a code dump on the KHTML people after the initial version of Safari was released and their was much complaining about a lack of code sharing. The KHTML people then complained about just having a heap of code dumped on them and pointed out that they could share code and ideas and speed up things all around. Eventually Apple turned Webkit completely open source. I'm not sure how exactly Webkit and its components are controlled though.

Does anyone know what kind of governance model the Webkit community uses?

Currently, Webkit is a fork of KHTML but they also share some code. KHTML strives to maintain a cleaner design than Apple does so they are quite similar but different. Kind of like the difference between Ubuntu and Debian. (I realize its not a perfect analogy but analogies aren't meant to be perfect.)

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