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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RE[2]: Is Blink Open Source?
by PresentIt on Sat 6th Apr 2013 17:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Is Blink Open Source?"
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The interesting thing about StatCounter, though, is that they did publish a detailed explanation of why it is the case in their opinion. And if what they say is true, NA's metrics do indeed suffer from some major methodology issues.

Actually, both sites have sucky stats. StatCounter doesn't weigh statistics from different countries, so a hit from someone in the US would count as, say, 50 hits in China.

StatCounter even admitted that they used flawed methodology, as did NetMarketShare a while ago.

Don't trust either of them.

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RE[3]: Is Blink Open Source?
by Neolander on Sun 7th Apr 2013 06:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Is Blink Open Source?"
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I don't understand this geo weighting thing, actually: surely, these services would know where each hit that they receive on a website comes from, right?

Edited 2013-04-07 06:47 UTC

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