A tale of mangoes and berries



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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2008-08-21 19:17:52

Today the BlackBerry Bold became available here in Canada. It comes with a browser, which I've been working on for the last year or so. Most of that time was spent on a complete rewrite of the rendering engine used in the browser. The new rendering engine (known as "Mango") isn't perfect, but it's a lot better than what we had before, both in terms of rendering fidelity and standards compliance. Beats the pants off Trident, and hopefully is comparable to WebKit, Presto, and Gecko. Given the amount of time we've been working on it, I'm pretty happy with the results. :)

Posted by Terrill at 2008-08-21 20:26:12
You sir, deserve many words of encouragement. A mammoth undertaking and impressive results. Well done.

Hope you had fun playing golf today!
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Posted by stak at 2008-08-21 21:55:08
Thanks :)

And I skipped the golf; not my kind of thing, and too much other stuff to get done. How'd the app work out?
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Posted by Fai at 2008-08-22 01:08:29
very nice. Congrats! :)
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Posted by Ben at 2008-08-28 02:56:29
hrm. another rendering engine? why didn't youse use webkit yo?
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Posted by stak at 2008-08-28 08:10:15
Because we can do better! And because I like reinventing the wheel!
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