"We had four main criteria, all of which WebKit met:
- Open project that we could contribute to
- Proven technology, that web developers and end users are familiar with
- Minimum effect on Apollo runtime size
- Proven ability to run on mobile devices
While the final decision was difficult, we felt that WebKit is the best match for Apollo at this time."
the first and third requirements are some of the exact issues the kde developers were motivated by originally as well, and the other two requirements are a testament to the success of their (and those who have since joined) efforts.
perhaps one of the most interesting bits of apollo is that it shows webkit running on microsoft windows. woah! we all knew it was possible, but now it is a reality. with adobe stating they wish to work directly with upstream i wonder how long before this code hits webkit's svn for general usage?
i also wonder who else (and on what platforms) is using khtml?
update: ok, posting before 08:00 and without coffee is not good for the spelling and grammar ;) having fixed that, i also emailed one of the people at adobe quickly and that resulted in them adding mention of kde to the faq's. =)
update2: i was sent a link to this blog entry which notes that maccontrol (hey, an all-lowercase name, i like them already! ;) are using webkit for the interface on their ipod-looking remote control device. anyone else know of other users of webkit? =)