[Sugar-devel] webkit, hulahop; developing apps using browser engine DOM for widgets
dr at jones.dk
Wed Jun 10 10:17:14 EDT 2009
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On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:42:49PM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> Two things to consider when looking at this...
>> - Startup, memory use and general responsiveness on XO hardware and
>> general netbook hw. The current Browse.xo compares _very_ favourably
>> with Firefox and Opera on XO-1 hardware.
>* webkit is known for / designer for very good performance and low
>memory usage, and is used in nokia S60 phones, the iphone, the latest
>palm phone (as the basis for WebOS), google android's web browser - you
>name it, webkit's been there and done that. [it should tell you
>something that the world's top major smart-phone manufacturers _don't_
>use firefox, or they pay for opera]
>in this case the google chrome project; the engineers added V8 to
>_their_ version of webkit, and merging back is taking quite some time.
In addition to performance, there is another obvious reason for big
players choosing webkit over mozilla: Licensing!
Funny how you mention an example of that yourself: It is in the interest
of big players to be ahead. Being non-evil is relevant too, so they
choose something "Free", but favor things that they can fork for own
commercial use to stay competitive.
Politics aside, I do not doubt that webkit might perform better than
mozilla. In some situations. Optimized in certain ways. 'Cause there
are a bunch of complex factors, as I understand it (and I don't
understand it that deeply, really).
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist og Internet-arkitekt
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