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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Maybe they'll support CentOS 6 again
by rklrkl on Thu 4th Apr 2013 07:27 UTC
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Won't make much difference to me because Chrome 26 onwards no longer supports CentOS 6 (and brings up a banner to tell you that), which is what I use on both my home and work desktops.

My primary browser is Firefox anyway, but I believe several other actively maintained Linux distros are now seeing the same non-support banner with Chrome 26 too, so I guess it's time to kiss goodbye to Chrome, at least until CentOS 7 comes out :-)

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