Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:27 UTC
Google It's apparently browser engine day today. After Mozilla and Samsung announcing Servo, Google has just announced it's forking WebKit into Blink. Like WebKit, Blink will be open source, and it will also be used by other browser makers - most prominently, Opera has already announced it's not using WebKit, but Blink. Update: Courtesy of MacRumors, this graph illustrates how just how much Google contributed to WebKit. Much more than I thought. Also, Chrome developer Alex Russell: "To make a better platform faster, you must be able to iterate faster. Steps away from that are steps away from a better platform. Today's WebKit defeats that imperative in ways large and small. It's not anybody's fault, but it does need to change. And changing it will allow us to iterate faster, working through the annealing process that takes a good idea from drawing board to API to refined feature."
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Thu 4th Apr 2013 05:11 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

and in other news, webkit is dead.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by r_a_trip on Thu 4th Apr 2013 07:16 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Dead is a bit strong, but it probably will become an Apple only show once again.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by majipoor on Thu 4th Apr 2013 12:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

Which means about 500 millions users for Webkit: a healthy dead engine.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Chrispynutt on Thu 4th Apr 2013 14:26 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

It depends which code the smaller players use. I imagine Maxthon, Dolphin, Boat, etc will fall either into the Webkit or Blink camps based on practicality.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Nelson on Thu 4th Apr 2013 16:52 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

A day ago WebKit was alive and well, and according to some, posed to become the One Engine to Rule Them All.

I don't think its fair to call WebKit dead, just another important player in an industry of important players.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by PresentIt on Sat 6th Apr 2013 17:17 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

and in other news, webkit is dead.

Really? Wasn't Apple still contiburing about half of the code to the project still? IIANM, Google and Apple basically contributed about the same amount each.

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