Thursday, April 03, 2014
Last April we introduced Blink as the new rendering engine for Chromium. Since then, the project has grown to include over 200 active contributors, and code complexity has been reduced significantly. We’ve also made encouraging progress on our top priority for 2014: mobile web performance.
A productive community emerged on our mailing list within Blink’s first few months. Each week, we now see on average 23 new discussion threads and 5 new “intents” to change the web API surface. We’re honored that 41% of our “intents” have come from folks outside of Google, and 33% of our active contributors are non-Googlers. We’re especially excited about recent contributions like Yoav Weiss’s implementation of the <picture>