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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webkit & Gecko
by Sabz on Thu 14th Aug 2008 00:20 UTC
Sabz
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2005-07-07

if webkit is so much better than Gecko why did Apple Fork it?

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RE: webkit & Gecko
by smitty on Thu 14th Aug 2008 01:02 in reply to "webkit & Gecko "
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

I'm getting the impression you don't know what Webkit is.

Apple didn't fork webkit, they forked KHTML which created webkit. Webkit is what Safari is using.

Qt 4.4 has an older version of webkit that they spent a while porting, and it has quite a few limitations. The last I heard, 4.5 was going to update it to the latest trunk code available and be much improved.

Edited 2008-08-14 01:05 UTC

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RE[2]: webkit & Gecko
by Sabz on Thu 14th Aug 2008 04:36 in reply to "RE: webkit & Gecko "
Sabz Member since:
2005-07-07

I'm getting the impression you don't know what Webkit is.

Apple didn't fork webkit, they forked KHTML which created webkit. Webkit is what Safari is using.

Qt 4.4 has an older version of webkit that they spent a while porting, and it has quite a few limitations. The last I heard, 4.5 was going to update it to the latest trunk code available and be much improved.
i admit i dont know much about webkit, my undersstanding they did fork webkit an gave it to the Opensource Devs to Make something from it or out of it

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RE: webkit & Gecko
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 15th Aug 2008 22:34 in reply to "webkit & Gecko "
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

"if webkit is so much better than Gecko why did Apple Fork it?"

Let's turn that question around (after adjusting it for accuracy).

If Gecko is so much better than (khtml), why did Apple fork (khtml) instead of using Gecko?

The answer is out there (Apple gave it when announcing Safari), just go find it instead of fumbling around misunderstanding the issue.

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