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Google's "Blink" rendering engine
Posted Apr 4, 2013 18:53 UTC (Thu) by alvieboy (subscriber, #51617)
Posted Apr 4, 2013 19:43 UTC (Thu) by HelloWorld (subscriber, #56129)
Posted Apr 5, 2013 8:46 UTC (Fri) by kragil (guest, #34373)
And not even slightly funny.
Posted Apr 5, 2013 12:24 UTC (Fri) by simosx (subscriber, #24338)
Posted Apr 5, 2013 12:28 UTC (Fri) by heijo (guest, #88363)
The general public shares that interest, so it seems this thing is good for everyone.
Posted Apr 6, 2013 1:26 UTC (Sat) by jschrod (subscriber, #1646)
While you should continue to pay your subscription, please be assured that we won't take offense if you stop posting this kind of comments and stop trying to lower the quality of discussion on this site.
Posted Apr 6, 2013 5:57 UTC (Sat) by KSteffensen (subscriber, #68295)
While the OP may not have been constructive in any technical sense it was a good joke.
Posted Apr 6, 2013 8:38 UTC (Sat) by jschrod (subscriber, #1646)
No, not at all. It wasn't a joke - if you look at the guy's Web site you'll see that he's Apple-centric, all relevant IT posts revolve around Apple, OS X, iOS, and iTunes. It was not good either, FWIW.
Posted Apr 6, 2013 9:22 UTC (Sat) by obrakmann (subscriber, #38108)
Personally, that post tickled my funny bone, and I also think that, as much as I love Google and wish them all the best, there's at least some truth to the statements. I do not buy that the fork has been made for technical reasons alone. I also think that the move makes sense, from a competetive standpoint.
Having said that, I will disregard your advice on what I am allowed to do and what I am not, which, frankly, I find way beyond appropriate.
Posted Apr 6, 2013 10:54 UTC (Sat) by kragil (guest, #34373)
Posted Apr 6, 2013 19:43 UTC (Sat) by simosx (subscriber, #24338)
Posted Apr 9, 2013 17:50 UTC (Tue) by massimiliano (subscriber, #3048)
I do not buy that the fork has been made for technical reasons alone.
Disclaimer: I work in the Chrome team in Google, but I am speaking for myself.
The fork will continue to support every OS where Chrome runs, which I think are more that the ones where Safari runs... it will me no more "closed source" or "unreadable" than Webkit, and it does not need to be "written from scratch" as that ridiculous page implies.
So yes, I also found that page misleading at best, certainly wrong, and actually a bit offending.
Posted Apr 9, 2013 19:13 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Wow. Last I had checked there were "only" 4. Other than CMake (EFL), autotools (GTK; though moving to CMake now that gyp is disappearing from WebKit?), XCode (Safari), gyp (Chromium), what has been added? I think gyp is disappearing from WebKit (and GTK moving to CMake since the autotools depended on the .gyp files), so that's 2 down. Now if only we could all use CMake to generate files for everyone's $favorite_build_tool… I'm certainly looking forward to being able to use ninja to build WebKitGTK here.
Posted Apr 9, 2013 19:58 UTC (Tue) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
They probably mean 7 build servers.
Posted Apr 9, 2013 20:02 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Apr 9, 2013 20:24 UTC (Tue) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Apr 9, 2013 19:21 UTC (Tue) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Apr 9, 2013 19:59 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Apr 9, 2013 21:53 UTC (Tue) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Posted Apr 8, 2013 12:42 UTC (Mon) by nye (guest, #51576)
That's certainly true. The number of obnoxious blowhards possessed of an extraordinarily over-inflated sense of self-importance is far higher here.
(Seriously now, your comment was so far out of line that you can't even *see* the line from there.)
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