Re: Apple Safari
- From: nothermark <nothermark@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: 16 Oct 2010 08:43:02 -0500
On 15 Oct 2010 20:57:42 GMT, Frank Tabor <ftabor@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:23:05 -0700, Bruce S wrote:
David "The Hamster" Malone wrote:
On Oct 15, 12:55 pm, Frank Tabor <fta...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Are you sure? The look completely different, and I was once led to
believe that Safari has its roots in Linux.
It's based on the Gecko engine which is where FireFox's roots are.
Actually, it's based on KDE's open-source KHTML engine which was the
basis for WebKit.
Not that it matters...
David "The Hamster" Malone
Well, I looked up KHTML in wikipedia, and discovered that Safari and
Chrome were both derived for it. I guess that explains why Safari
seemed so much like Chrome when I used it.
Ok, then I guess I was wrong. I thought Safari was developed as a branch
on the Gecko stub.
They are all spinoffs of Netscape. Remember the browser wars when
microshaft brought out IE to take over the market?
KDE is one of the current major GUI front ends for Unix, Linux and
BSD. Current Apple OS versions are based on BSD since they switched
to Intel processors. Apple seems to have picked BSD because the
license is restrictive so they are not required to distribute the code
base. Apple publishes the source code for their fork of the KHTML
engine, called WebKit. This is a requirement since KDE is under the
GPL license. Most of the webkit is probably open source code
maintained for windows and unix based kernels. If you did enough all
of this is in Wikipedia.
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