Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:21 UTC
Opera Software De kogel is door de kerk: as we already talked about earlier, Opera is going to switch to the WebKit engine, leaving its own Presto rendering engine behind. We didn't yet know if they would the switch only on mobile or on the desktop as well, and they cleared that up too: both mobile and desktop Opera Browsers will switch to the WebKit rendering engine.
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RE[6]: Sad, but understandable
by galvanash on Fri 15th Feb 2013 07:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sad, but understandable"
galvanash
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so you just proved my point in why they need to be investigated.


I wasn't responding to that - I was responding to your theory that dropping Presto and using WebKit was motivated by a desire or need to run on iOS. That is patently false. Opera is dropping Presto because they want to, for various reasons they have explained themselves:

http://my.opera.com/ODIN/blog/300-million-users-and-move-to-webkit

There is no sinister machinations going on - they just don't feel like it is worth the effort to develop and maintain a separate engine anymore.

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