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KHTML Vs Webkit: To Merge or Not To Merge

Oct 26, 2007, 18:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by D.C. Parris)

[ Thanks to D.C. Parris for this link. ]

"This past Summer, the news broke that the KDE project has plans to re-merge KHTML and Webkit. It appears the KHTML team is not going gently into that good night.

"Back in the day, Apple worked with KDE's KHTML team to some extent, apparently being none too friendly in their contributions back to the project. Eventually, Apple released WebKit under libre terms, and some prominent KDE developers have been planning to use qtWebkit as Konqueror's new rendering engine since most websites get tested for Webkit, along with Gecko. To be clear, Webkit was essentially a fork of KHTML, and the KDE devs want to merge it back. As is typical of most FOSS projects, the discussion is not an open-and-shut case..."

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