Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Sep 2008 11:15 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones With the recent surge in WebKit adoption, many have stated to question the usefulness of Mozilla's Gecko browsing engine, claiming that WebKit is far superior. Some even go as far as saying that Firefox should ditch Gecko in favour of WebKit. Ars Technica's Ryan Paul explains why that is utter, utter bogus. "From a technical perspective, Gecko is now very solid and no longer lags behind WebKit. A testament to the rate at which Gecko has been improving is its newfound viability in the mobile space, where it was practically considered a nonstarter not too long ago. Mozilla clearly has the resources, developer expertise, and community support to take Gecko anywhere that WebKit can go."
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Webkit vs Gecko
by abraxas on Tue 9th Sep 2008 13:23 UTC
abraxas
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2005-07-07

Webkit is an excellent rendering engine but the recent upgrade to Firefox 3.0/Xulrunner 1.9 has been the best Mozilla release by far. I was a staunch supporter of Epiphany on Webkit before Firefox 3.0 was released but now that it is here and the next release is going to bring incredible JS improvements I'm starting to doubt the decision to go Webkit only.

Personally I think Mozilla is on the right track and now that the JS engine is going to be performing near native speed we might actually see a lot more xulrunner applications. At least this will be a browser war between two worthy browsing engines.

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