Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:21 UTC
Opera Software De kogel is door de kerk: as we already talked about earlier, Opera is going to switch to the WebKit engine, leaving its own Presto rendering engine behind. We didn't yet know if they would the switch only on mobile or on the desktop as well, and they cleared that up too: both mobile and desktop Opera Browsers will switch to the WebKit rendering engine.
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RE[4]: Sad, but understandable
by PresentIt on Sat 16th Feb 2013 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad, but understandable"
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What do you mean by multiple branches? All they would need to do is to port their cross-platform GUI toolkit to the iPhone... Oops, they already did! So they could easily have used the built-in engine if they wanted to.

Webkit on iOS is also very different from just getting the standard Webkit. The former is made to make it easy to embed into applications, while the latter requires you to build everything else yourself.

So again: If it was just about iOS they could use Webkit there and Presto everywhere else.

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