Google has developed a new Rendering Engine ‘Blink’ based on ‘Webkit’. Now Blink will be used for Chrome and Chrome OS replacing ‘Webkit’.
Rendering engine is also called browser engine and they power browsers.
Google is hopeful that this move will increase ‘collective pace of innovation’ and will provide developers an opportunity to explore “other performance improvement strategies”
Webkit was developed by Google in 2001.Due to the growing complexity of web, developer’s was facing constraints in development of Chromium and it was hampering innovation.
Due to this Webkit was no longer able to handle the growing complexity of Chromium’s multi-process architecture’.
Performance,security,innovation and speed is the reason
Explaining the reason for change Google said “The main reason is that Chromium uses a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers. So, over the years, supporting multiple architectures has led to increasing complexity for both the WebKit and Chromium communities, slowing down the collective pace of innovation.
Due to these reasons Google decided to spawn ‘Blink’ that will inherit its attributes from Webkit.
Google said “This was not an easy decision. We know that the introduction of a new rendering engine can have significant implications for the web. Nevertheless, we believe that having multiple rendering engines—similar to having multiple browsers—will spur innovation and over time improve the health of the entire open web ecosystem.”
Opera will also use ‘Blink’ as a rendering engine. Blink will be an open source project like Chromium.