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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RE: Why only now?!
by _xmv on Mon 16th Aug 2010 01:12 UTC in reply to "Why only now?!"
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2008-12-09

i'd like to point out even if it's easily forgotten that KHTML has had a HARD time getting proper code from Apple, so yes, they're big evil corps, thankfully the license prevailed and we now have a very good engine which is getting contributions from everywhere.

And that's why *GPL* OSS > x (call this flamebait if you wish, it stands true here)

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RE[2]: Why only now?!
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 16th Aug 2010 02:34 in reply to "RE: Why only now?!"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Much code in WebKit has been completely replaced since KHTML. That code is BSD-licensed without the need to release it.
Collaborative open development is just beneficial for all involved parties, including Apple.

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RE[2]: Why only now?!
by bousozoku on Thu 19th Aug 2010 00:57 in reply to "RE: Why only now?!"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

i'd like to point out even if it's easily forgotten that KHTML has had a HARD time getting proper code from Apple, so yes, they're big evil corps, thankfully the license prevailed and we now have a very good engine which is getting contributions from everywhere.

And that's why *GPL* OSS > x (call this flamebait if you wish, it stands true here)


Ahhh, yes "proper code", whatever that is. You mean that the code wasn't returned in the same messy state that Apple had to start with it? That it was in a completely different messy state?

Yes, they returned the code in a different way than the KHTML developers wanted and there was much moaning, despite wholesale improvements in the code.

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