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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by lucas_maximus on Sat 19th Jan 2013 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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A skin is just a bunch of images. A completely new UI built from scratch is a huge undertaking. If they do make a new UI on top of WebKit it's going to take a massive amount of engineering resources.

Not necessarily, if the code isn't tightly coupled together they could just swap it out.

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by PresentIt on Sun 20th Jan 2013 01:04 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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Recreating the whole Opera UI on top of Chromium requires a hell of a lot more than simply swapping something.

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by lucas_maximus on Sun 20th Jan 2013 17:10 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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It depends how it was built.

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