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#1 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

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It's official! The most innovative browser meets the best browser engine! :D

 

Opera is going to kill it's own Presto engine and use WebKit for all of its browsers. They are also contributing to Chromium, Opera teams revealed in a press release.

 

"The WebKit engine is already very good, and we aim to take part in making it even better. It supports the standards we care about, and it has the performance we need," says CTO of Opera Software, Håkon Wium Lie. "It makes more sense to have our experts working with the open source communities to further improve WebKit and Chromium, rather than developing our own rendering engine further. Opera will contribute to the WebKit and Chromium projects, and we have already submitted our first set of patches: to improve multi-column layout."



#2 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

Demonstration of Opera Ice, Opera's first webkit based browser made for tablets.



#3 Liskiller

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:05 AM

Great news! Opera will use WebKit for rendering pages and V8 as JavaScript engine. Chrome and Opera will work similarly, only the interface will be changed. Apple’s Safari also uses WebKit, though it has its own JavaScript engine.



#4 Borix

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

Something had to change. Hope this will help the development of stable Opera builds, where the devs can concentrate on the ui and functions and less on the bugs.

 

Have to use this forum to post my views as i am banned from Opera forum :)



#5 ~{/^OoMoO^\}~

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Have to use this forum to post my views as i am banned from Opera forum :)

 

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#6 Borix

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

^ no idea, yet



#7 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

Opera fans have made a petition to Open sources Presto engine. :P

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