Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Aug 2010 18:22 UTC, submitted by Debjit
KDE "We always knew that WebKit is going to make Konqueror fast; but how much faster? Today we test that by putting Konqueror with KHTML through the SunSpider JavaScript Test and the then do the same with WebKit. To get an idea of how fast they are compared to other browsers, we also decided to put Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 through the tests."
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Wait until Firefox 4 will be released, and compare then. The current beta is still significantly behind in performance from the planned release version.

I don't understand this mentality. It sounds just like you're just trying to defend Firefox and make it not look bad, ie. an excuse.

What's wrong with comparing _current_ development to _current_ development? There will always be something later on, you just can't ask everyone to wait until the next big thing before allowing comparisons.

Firefox v4 will come when it's ready and will undoubtedly get benchmarks done then but that's then, not now. This is now.

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_xmv Member since:

firefox does not actually look bad
the article in question used firefox just because it makes it more "newsworthy" to talk of firefox

firefox is not the fastest in javascript at all, albeit they're working on it, i can't feel anything going "slow" in real life, except the initial startup.
html rendering itself is extremely competitive

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WereCatf Member since:

firefox does not actually look bad

Indeed it doesn't. That's why I responded to the poster: there just is no need to jump to Firefox's defence like that. People just wanted to see how Konq-webkit compares to recent development version of Firefox and they did, nothing else. There is absolutely nothing wrong with comparing something current against another current thing, just do another comparison later on if you ain't satisfied with the current results.

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shmerl Member since:

Sure, there is nothing wrong in comparing anything to anything. The point was about the language of the article, which made the comparison look like something unexpected (taking in account some expectations, that Firefox 4 is fast).

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Neolander Member since:

Maybe he meant that the current release of the Webkit engine that was integrated in Konqueror has reached... well.. release quality, while development of the new engine of Firefox 4 is still in progress...

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