Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:27 UTC
Google It's apparently browser engine day today. After Mozilla and Samsung announcing Servo, Google has just announced it's forking WebKit into Blink. Like WebKit, Blink will be open source, and it will also be used by other browser makers - most prominently, Opera has already announced it's not using WebKit, but Blink. Update: Courtesy of MacRumors, this graph illustrates how just how much Google contributed to WebKit. Much more than I thought. Also, Chrome developer Alex Russell: "To make a better platform faster, you must be able to iterate faster. Steps away from that are steps away from a better platform. Today's WebKit defeats that imperative in ways large and small. It's not anybody's fault, but it does need to change. And changing it will allow us to iterate faster, working through the annealing process that takes a good idea from drawing board to API to refined feature."
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Me an the others
by judgen on Thu 4th Apr 2013 02:11 UTC
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I am one of the lucky few 300 million that use opera. It is so darn fast on slow networks, extendable with awesome extensions and crashes far less than IE on the lumia.

That being said, i think we all lost out when they decided to kill presto in favour for what i would call a "mediocre replacement" at best with webkit.

As for forking webkit... sure do whatever you want.. but a browser engine is nothing if it is not comptible.

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