but seeing this on an it-forum, especially on a such one as this one makes loughing out loud.
oh wait... looking at the last sentence i think even my dad wouldn't have made such a post.
I was toying around with dwb ( http://portix.bitbucket.org/dwb/ ) on my Raspberry Pi and lately on my desktop, looks like I'll switch to it in the end, Webkit is Webkit after all, right? I should search for a good RSS feed reader... :-\
I understand the move completely. Opera devs have realized that further work on Presto would be re-inventing the wheel (and then spinning it in the mud) when Webkit is available. The best way for Opera to carve out its niche is to focus on innovating unique user-facing features (not making the rendering engine 0.0001 ms faster)
Seriously though, why do you object to sharing/reusing code?
I don't understand some people here. They are complaining that anything proprietary is evil, but when a company decides to ditch their closed source efforts and to go open source instead the same people are complaining that this would be parasitic to the efforts of others.
Come on people, you can't eat the cake and still have it.
Another major contributor to Webkit is not a bad thing!
While there are plenty of things wrong with monoculture in theory, are comparisons to the IE6 era fair given that Webkit is (afaik) currently the most advanced engine? (my main browser isn't even webkit based btw)
I don't think that lots of browsers sharing the same rendering engine will inherently lead to monoculture, especially with IE and Firefox still commanding a lot of users. There's more to a browser than a rendering engine, especially from a user's perspective.