AdobeDirector of engineering for the Web Platform team at Adobe Vincent Hardy has announced that Adobe will contribute to Google's new Blink browser engine

A week or so ago, we talked about Google forking off WebKit to create their own browser rendering engine. Chrome and Chromium deal with multiprocessor architectures differently than other WebKit based browsers, and because of the big changes and confusion it can cause, they decided to go their own way.

Adobe's Vincent Hardy thinks this will strengthen an "already healthy" browser competition, and announced that Adobe will be a contributor to Google's Blink. Adobe has traditionally been a contributor to both WebKit and Google's Chromium project, as well as Mozilla's Firefox, and will continue to do so. By doing so, they "hope will help keep the web open and foster innovation as long as all browsers strive to implement ‘the same web’."

We're not sure of how this will affect the web in the future -- things may work out well, or there could be a huge rift between browsers. What we do know is that Adobe is going to do what they can to make their products work on them all.

Source: Adobe


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Adobe to contribute to Google's Blink browser engine


Blink is just the rendering engine. It's replacing WebKit, which Chrome already uses. So, it'll still be Chrome, but it will use the Blink rendering engine. You shouldn't really actually notice any difference. You'll still be using the same Chrome browser, and all your favorite sites will function exactly the same as they do now.

How about integrating flash into chrome like they do for desktop. Tech sites everywhere say HTML5 won't be ready anywhere from 2014 to 2020. And even when it is ready it will take years for the internet and websites everywhere to adapt to it. I'm sure for years sites for videos will be split between the two.

Oh, HELL NO!! At least not without giving users the option to disable it or (preferably) have it turned off by default.

I like how Adobe is saying "hope will help keep the web open". Why not keep Flash "open"? Not like it's their cash cow with CS6 costing $2k+.

Adobe's attitude:

F**k you Google, no Flash on Android.
Here ya go Google, I'll kindly help you build your new rendering engine.