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Debug 11: Don Melton and WebKit 8

by Rene Ritchie Tue, 26 Mar 2013 9:55 am EDT

Debug 11: Don Melton and Safari

Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, talks to Guy and Rene about assembler on the Apple II, open-sourcing Mozilla, building Nautilus, creating WebKit and the Safari browser, teaching bears to dance, and cleaning cusses from code bases.

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/me wonders where webOS nations went too.

webOS is built almost entirely on top of WebKit. Without WebKit there would be no webOS.

yeah but thats just 1 small tid-bit, near everythign else looks fruity based, i think important webkit related news for us would be if/when dkirker or others manage to bring us new webOS goodness/updates and you interview/interrogate them on how they are achieving this and what difficulties they encountered, but thats likely going to be far in the future whenever useable openwebOS ports arrive.

really nothing to write about lately when it comes to webOS outside of it's base code. The toll Apothecolypse is going to be felt for a long time.

I am amazed and thankful for all the articles Derek posts, it can't be easy finding material to write about. What I would like to see is some tutorials teaching Enyo and installing embedded open webOS. Really need to increase developer base of webOS. A lot of people just don't know where to start. Just need to have something like webOS for dummies to get people started.

I agree. I'd love to see that, actually.

This site getting really boring tho. Maybe time to give up the ghost

and everybody go their separate ways. We could have reunions, you know like high school