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—– Forwarded message from Don Melton @apple.com —–
From: Don Melton
Subject: Greetings from the Safari team at Apple Computer
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 11:31:10 -0800
I’m the engineering manager of Safari, Apple Computer’s new web browser
built upon KHTML and KJS. I’m sending you this email to thank you for
making such a great open source project and introduce myself and my
development team. I also wish to explain why and how we’ve used your
excellent technology. It’s important that you know we’re committed to
open source and contributing our changes, now and in the future, back
to you, the original developers. Hopefully this will begin a dialogue
among ourselves for the benefit of both of our projects.
I’ve “cc”-ed my team on this email so you know their names and contact
information. Perhaps you already recognize some of those names. Back
in ’98 I was one of the people who took Mozilla open source. David
Hyatt is not only the originator of the Chimera web browser project but
also the inventor of XBL. Darin Adler is the former lead of the
Nautilus file manager. Darin, Maciej Stachowiak, John Sullivan, Ken
Kocienda, and I are all Eazel veterans.
The number one goal for developing Safari was to create the fastest web
browser on Mac OS X. When we were evaluating technologies over a year
ago, KHTML and KJS stood out. Not only were they the basis of an
excellent modern and standards compliant web browser, they were also
less than 140,000 lines of code. The size of your code and ease of
development within that code made it a better choice for us than other
open source projects. Your clean design was also a plus. And the
small size of your code is a significant reason for our winning startup
performance as you can see reflected in the data at
How did we do it? As you know, KJS is very portable and independent.
The Sherlock team is already using it on Mac OS X in the framework my
components from KDE and Qt, we wrote our own adapter library called KWQ
(and pronounced “quack”) that replaces these other components. KHTML
and KWQ have been encapsulated in a framework called WebCore. We’ve
also made significant enhancements, bug fixes, and performance
improvements to KHTML and KJS.
the code in Safari, are being released as open source today. They
should be available at
http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/webcore/ very soon. Also,
we’ll be sending you another email soon which details our changes and
additions to KHTML and KJS. I hope the detailed list in that email
will help you understand what we’ve done a little better. We’d also
like to send this information to the appropriate KDE mailing list.
Please advise us on which one to use.
We look forward to your comments. We’d also like to speak to you and
we’d be happy to set up a conference call at our expense for this
Thank you again for making KHTML and KJS.
Please forward this email to any contributor whom I may have missed.
Safari Engineering Manager
P.S. — I’m sending you this email while attending MacWorld exposition
so it may take myself and my staff several hours before we can respond
to email. My apologies in advance.
—– End forwarded message —–
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