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Old 18. Jun 2013, 03:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Google Chrome switching to Blink as it's layout engine

http://www.techradar.com/news/intern...ome-28-1142898

Was checking the Wikipedia page for release notes of the latest version (v27) and saw that Chrome is now dropping Webkit as it's layout engine to Blink (a fork of webkit) in it's next release.

Chrome 28 will be released nearly towards the end of july
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Old 18. Jun 2013, 03:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The project is concentrated on simplifying the code base from what now stands at just over 4.5 million lines, and they hope to remove over 7,000 files which comprise seven build systems.

The page loads will be faster, thanks to Blink's new threaded HTML pa.rser.

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Specifically, the project is concentrating on delivering a speedier DOM and JS engine, keeping the platform secure, refactoring for performance, and enabling a more powerful rendering and layout, including multi-threading. Combined with the project focus of speeding up development and improving overall performance benchmarks, the refocus bodes well for both developers and users alike.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/web...ate-blink/2554
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Old 18. Jun 2013, 05:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I sure wouldn't want Apple making Webkit too bloated like Safari/iTunes (and OS X 2GB RAM requirement) before this.
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Old 19. Jun 2013, 04:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Opera is also switching to Blink.

I think Google just doesn't want to use an engine that Apple has its grubby paws all over.
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