Your Blink Questions Answered

Over the last day, we've collected hundreds of questions and votes from the developer community on Google Moderator (goo.gl/Uu0qV) that seek answers to your tough questions about Blink, Chromium's rendering engine.

+Paul Irish  sat down with Chrome's Web Platform PM +Alex Komoroske  and Blink engineering leads Darin Fisher and Eric Seidel to get some answers. 

The video (youtu.be/TlJob8K_OwE) is embedded below.

Below are all the top-voted questions, along with timecodes you can click:

1:12 What will be the relationship between the WebKit and Blink codebases going forward? 

2:42 When will Blink ship on the Chrome channels Canary/Beta/Stable?

3:25 How does the plan for transitioning the WebKit integrated in Android to Blink look like?

4:59 Can you elaborate on the idea of moving the DOM into JavaScript?
 
6:40 Can you elaborate on the idea of "removing obscure parts of the DOM and make backwards incompatible changesthat benefit performance or remove complexity"?

8:35 How will Blink responsibly deprecate prefixed CSS properties?

9:30 What will prevent the same collaborative development difficulties that have hampered Webkit emerging in Blink, as it gains more contributors and is ported to more platforms?

12:35 Will changes to Blink be contributed back to the WebKit project?

13:34 Google said problems living with the WebKit2 multi-process model was a prime reason to create Blink, but Apple engineers say they asked to integrate Chromium's multi-process into WebKit prior to creating WebKit2, and were refused. What gives?
 
16:46 Is the plan to shift Android's <webview> implementation over to Blink as well?

17:26 Will blink be able to support multiple scripting languages? E.g. Dart.

19:34 How will affect other browsers that have adopted WebKit?

20:44 Does this means Google stops contributions to WebKit?

21:31 What Open Source license will Blink have? Will it continue to support the H.264 video codec?
 
22:11 Any user-agent string changes? 

23:38 When we'll be able to test first versions of Blink in Chromium? 
 
24:15 How can developers follow Blink's development?

25:40 What is chromestatus.com about?
 
26:40 How will this impact Dart language's progress? 
 
27:13 Will this be a direct competitor against Mozilla's new engine? 

29:03 When will all existing vendor prefixes in Blink be phased out?

30:20 Will you support -blink-text-decoration: blink? ;)
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