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Authored by: nofutureuk on Apr 23, '08 09:46:59AM

stop talking nonsense.

webkit is a package on its own that is open-source and can be re-used properly within different platforms/operating systems/programs. It is not OS-integrated in any way. It's just like any other .pkg in OS X.

the ff rendering engine on the other hand never made it into an easily re-usable package on its own, which is why it isn't actually very popular these days amongst open-source developers.



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Yes it is...
Authored by: S on Apr 23, '08 10:20:04AM

WebKit is a separate package, but it is also OS-integrated. OS X uses WebKit as it's engine for everything from Help Viewer to Safari, possibly Software Update as well. I imagine WebKit could be replaced within OS X, but I don't know why I'd want to.
OS X relies on the presence of the engine for certain functions, but not the other way round.



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