Apple announces WebKit2 – Chrome-like process split included

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So, thought Apple’s big iPhone OS 4 announcement would be the only thing that Apple would be revealing? Turns out, developers will be getting some more good news from Cupertino, with the announcement of WebKit2. One big announcement will be that it will have separate processes for web content – including JavaScript, HTML and the layout – to which it points out that it is similar to how Google Chrome does each process separately (bet you didn’t know that, did you?) – which also uses WebKit via Chromium (the open source version of Google Chrome). However, unlike Chrome, it will be built within the API, so other browsers can take advantage of it.

Developers, crazy to try it? Well, Apple has provided the Mac and Windows ports for WebKit2 over at their Trac site. Oh, and please tell us how it is. But for the rest of us, no word if Apple will put this inside the next version of Safari.

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