Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2013 17:28 UTC
Apple After relying on third parties for several years - Internet Explorer, Netscape - Apple decided that it was time to take matters into its own hands. It was time Apple created its own browser (again). And so, Safari was born, and released unto the world ten years ago. These past few weeks, Don Melton, the project lead for Safari and WebKit, has been sharing a lot of interesting stories about the origins and development of Apple's browser.
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Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Fri 11th Jan 2013 18:14 UTC
Sodki
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2005-11-10

We must not forget what happened after WebKit was released. Remember that WebKit code was usually released as a set of huge, unmanageable patches that couldn't help the KHTML team. After the KHTML folks complained, the WebKit project started being more community-friendly. This is the bit worth praising and indeed it deserves praise.

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RE: Comment by Sodki
by Elv13 on Fri 11th Jan 2013 20:07 in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Still, KHTML was the second browser to pass ACID2 (after safari) test and those unmanageable patch did help a little. But yes, WebKit made the real step forward. The KHTML devs may hate this, but WebKit _is_ the future of web browser.

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RE[2]: Comment by Sodki
by Vanders on Fri 11th Jan 2013 22:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sodki"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

The KHTML devs may hate this, but WebKit _is_ the future of web browser.

I think it's fair to say that KHTML was an excellent engine, but WebKit made it a framework.

I've worked on ports of both KHTML (ABrowse) and WebKit (Webster) and the difference is night and day.

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RE[2]: Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Fri 11th Jan 2013 23:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sodki"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

The KHTML devs may hate this, but WebKit _is_ the future of web browser.


I don't think the KHTML devs hate WebKit, on the contrary. And after KDE 4.5 you can also use Konqueror with WebKit instead of KHTML.

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