Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Jan 2013 14:22 UTC
Opera Software This is actually pretty big news - both exciting and tragic at the same time. Opera has revealed Opera Ice, its next mobile browser, to PocketLint. This new browser represent a big shift in both user interface as well as rendering engine, since it has a new, unique interface, as well as a new rendering engine... New to Opera, that is, as it's a WebKit-browser.
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someone
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2006-01-12

This is actually not such a big switch from a technical perspective. Opera uses Qt as its toolkit, and Qt had already adopted WebKit as its standard rendering engine a long time ago. So essentially, they are just switching from a custom rendering engine to the standard rendering engine of the platform. In addition, Opera always has the option to integrate their Carakan Javascript engine, if they are unsatisfied with the performance of JavaScriptCore or wanted something to differentiate themselves from the rest of the WebKit crowd

Edited 2013-01-19 17:36 UTC

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someone Member since:
2006-01-12

So to clarify, at some point in the past, Opera's compatibility layer used Qt on Unix, but not at this time?

Edited 2013-01-19 18:11 UTC

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