[webkit-dev] Opera and WebKit

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Feb 13 15:31:55 PST 2013

Welcome to the WebKit community! Opera has a long and impressive history of pushing the Web platform forward. I look forward to working together to advance the Web; I think it's a great opportunity for all of us.


On Feb 13, 2013, at 12:06 AM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome at opera.com> wrote:

> Dear WebKit community,
> Many of us have met through various web standards efforts, such as
> W3C and WHAT WG. Today I'd like to introduce Opera Software in a new
> forum for us: the webkit-dev mailing list.
> We have known WebKit and its KTHML predecessor for some time. Lars
> Knoll, who (re)wrote KHTML in 1999, worked for TrollTech for many
> years. TrollTech and Opera shared a building in Oslo, a building which
> has earned its place in the rendering engine hall of fame.
> Some of our best programmers have been working on the WebKit code for
> a while, and today we have announced that we will be using the WebKit
> engine in the future [1]. We will also submit our code; switching from
> Presto to WebKit frees up resources and allows us to contribute to the
> WebKit platform.
> The first contributions from our side will be in multi-column layout
> [2]. We have experimented with combining multicol layout with
> page floats and column spans [3]; in 10 lines of CSS code one can
> create amazingly beautiful, scaleable and responsive paged
> presentations [4].
> We hope to work with you to further strengthen the open web that we
> all believe in.
>   [1] http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2013/02/13/
>   [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/
>   [3] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-gcpm/#page-floats
>   [4] http://people.opera.com/howcome/2013/02-reader
> Cheers,
> Håkon Wium Lie
> CTO Opera Software
> http://people.opera.com/howcome
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