Google strips 8.8 million lines of code from Blink engine

Jesse

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Google recently announced that it was forking WebKit to create the Blink rendering browser engine in an effort to pare down the WebKit engine to the essentials for Chrome. Since WebKit is used on over seven different platforms, it had...

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Puiu

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This will put a lot of pressure on Firefox and even Internet Explorer to some degree. Let's see if the browser war intensifies thanks to this aggressive move from Google.
 

Jad Chaar

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Chrome needs a slim down. Heck, if you cant change the looks of the browser, at least get rid of all the junk. Well done.
 

tipstir

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Turn on the CPU and GPU speed feature and fix the flash/shockware crashing element. Just plain awful.
 

captaincranky

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Google recently announced that it was forking WebKit to create the Blink rendering browser engine in an effort to pare down the WebKit engine to the essentials for Chrome. Since WebKit is used on over seven different platforms, it had...
Jesse, that's one of the most unique usages of the word, "forking", that I am currently able to recall....:D
 

bexwhitt

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At the moment Chrome brings slower windows machines to their knees so something needs doing.

Until they put RSS menu items into chrome I will stick with firefox, thanks but no thanks.
 

captaincranky

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I cant believe they still havent fixed that crashing issue that was introduced a month or two back.
Yeah well before Google, it used to be a program going from version 1.0 to 1.01 until you got a bug fix. Now, with Google's self aggrandizing numbering system, it's more like version 20.0 to 25.0.

BTW, what "V" number is Google's gift to drive by downloads on now?:eek:
 
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Camikazi

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I cant believe they still havent fixed that crashing issue that was introduced a month or two back.
Yeah well before Google, it used to be a program going from version 1.0 to 1.01 until you got a bug fix. Now, with Google's self aggrandizing numbering system, it's more like version 20.0 to 25.0.

BTW, what "V" number is Google's gift to drive by downloads on now?:eek:
26 Stable, 27 Beta and 28 Dev
 

Jad Chaar

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Yeah well before Google, it used to be a program going from version 1.0 to 1.01 until you got a bug fix. Now, with Google's self aggrandizing numbering system, it's more like version 20.0 to 25.0.

BTW, what "V" number is Google's gift to drive by downloads on now?:eek:
Yeah unfortunately.

26 Stable, 27 Beta and 28 Dev
The issue is present in 28 Dev. I reported an issue 5 months back to Google and all they have done is responded a ton but there has been no fix. It is such a simple issue, but it still hasnt been fixed. FAIL.
 
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Yeah well before Google, it used to be a program going from version 1.0 to 1.01 until you got a bug fix. Now, with Google's self aggrandizing numbering system, it's more like version 20.0 to 25.0.

BTW, what "V" number is Google's gift to drive by downloads on now?:eek:
Yeah unfortunately.

26 Stable, 27 Beta and 28 Dev
The issue is present in 28 Dev. I reported an issue 5 months back to Google and all they have done is responded a ton but there has been no fix. It is such a simple issue, but it still hasnt been fixed. FAIL.
Yeah I also reported that but saw nothing happening from Google so went back to 27 Beta but now I'm using more Comodo Dragon which is on 26.2.2 and has better privacy and safety using Comodo's secure DNS servers for all links (Less malware) I only use Chrome to play with my WebStore apps...