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Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Now Available

June 22nd, 2010

Today, Mozilla is happy to release Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox, used by nearly 400 million people around the world to browse the Web. This release provides crash protection for Windows and Linux users by isolating third-party plugins when they crash. Results from our beta testing show Firefox 3.6.4 will…

Dumitru Daniliuc is now a WebKit reviewer!

June 15th, 2010

Dumitru Daniliuc, better known to the community as Dumi, has spent most of his time working on WebSQLDatabase. After getting it working within Chromium’s sandbox, Dumi has focused his efforts on fixing bugs, cleaning up code, getting database functional within Web Workers, and helping implement the synchronous interface to the API. Please join me in…

Chris Fleizach is now a WebKit reviewer!

May 28th, 2010

Chris came to WebKit as an accessibility expert, and he has put a lot of work into improving our accessibility support. He has done bug-fixing and architecture work, implemented many ARIA features, and greatly enhanced DumpRenderTree’s accessibility testing capabilities. Please join me in congratulating Chris on his reviewer status!

Blog Comments Back Up

May 25th, 2010

The blog platform migration is now complete and the blog and comments are working as usual. If you notice any problems or want to comment on the new platform, please use this post to do so. Thanks for your patience. And now back your regularly scheduled programming

Kent Tamura and Ojan Vafai are now WebKit reviewers!

May 11th, 2010

Kent has largely worked on HTML forms. In that area, he implemented many features from HTML 5 including form validation and UI elements in addition to fixing many old form bugs. Recently, he’s also been doing great work getting Chromium’s DumpRenderTree into the WebKit tree. Ojan started his work in WebKit by fixing various editing…

Steve Block is now a WebKit reviewer!

April 29th, 2010

Steve’s first involvement with WebKit was with the Geolocation API where he helped ensure spec compliance, fix bugs, and implement several features. Since then, many of his contributions have centered around upstreaming the Android port as well as related bugs fixes and refactorings. Please join me in congratulating Steve on his reviewer status!

Joseph Pecoraro is now a WebKit Reviewer

April 28th, 2010

Joe has been spending most of his time improving the Web Inspector with a lot of great bug fixes and features. He dove right in and meticulously started improving the Web Inspector — which he detailed in a great blog post back in November. Please join me in congratulating Joe on his reviewer status!

Chris Jerdonek is now a WebKit reviewer!

April 27th, 2010

Chris Jerdonek has done a great deal of work on tooling infrastructure in WebKit. He started with doing improvements to the C++ style checker and then followed with other improvements in the python and perl code code including writing WebKit’s first unit tests for our perl code, being an active participant in the organization of…

Inside The CSS Working Group

April 21st, 2010

The IE team is active on several W3C working groups such as SVG and HTML. As one of our three regular CSS Working Group (CSSWG) representatives, I wanted to follow up on the latest face-to-face meeting the group held at Apple in Cupertino at the end of last month by sharing some of the work…

How WebKit Loads a Web Page

April 18th, 2010

Before WebKit can render a web page, it needs to load the page and all of its subresources from the network. There are many layers involved in loading resources from the web. In this post, I’ll focus on explaining how WebCore, the main rendering component of WebKit, is involved in the loading process. WebKit contains…