Microsoft earlier this month announced that it is parting ways with its EdgeHTML manufacturing engine. While the move was at one end initially considered another step by the Redmond giant to please the open source community, it was at the other end regarded as a transfer largely affected by the popularity of the browser thanks to its presence in Google’s Chrome. A former Microsoft Edge developer has claimed that the decision was taken seemingly practices by the Google team.
“One reason we decided to end EdgeHTML was since Google kept making modifications to its websites that broke other browsers, and we couldn’t maintain,” the alleged former Edge programmer with username JoshuaJB wrote in a post on Hacker News.
“Prior to this, our quite a state-of-the-art video acceleration put us well before Chrome on movie playback time on battery, but the minute they broke things on YouTube, they began advertisements Chrome’s dominance over Edge on video-watching battery lifetime. What makes it so sad, is their dominance wasn’t due to optimization function by Chrome, but due to a failure of YouTube. Overall, they simply made the Internet slower,” the developer, said for a former Microsoft intern, adds.
Alongside putting the blame on the Google team for pushing the group to switch to Chromium, the prior Edge developer alleged that the search giant attracted problems to YouTube to make it blatantly slow on Edge browser. He also divulged that the Edge engineers had requested the YouTube staff to fix the YouTube experience but he said the team turned down the petition.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Windows, Joe Belfiore, while no little was mentioned by earlier this month, announcing the Chromium adoption round the battles with Google. He had rather said the aim was to create the “Web experience better for many different audiences.”
Microsoft thinks that the change from EdgeHTML to Chromium will occur”gradually over time”. The company is already set to begin contributing to the Chromium community. It’s also suggesting enthusiasts combine the Microsoft Edge Insider community to continually receive new preview builds to finally set the stage to the refreshed Edge experience. Additionally, there are plans to bring the Edge browser into the macOS of Apple.
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Microsoft may not define the reason. Nevertheless, it eventually brings a standard for programmers building Internet solutions that are new to the open source engine. The transfer by the Windows manufacturer can also be set to attract three big Web motors on the market, namely WebKit that’s powering Apple’s Safari.