I really can't comment of what MS might or might not do in the future.
The gist of my "preoccupation" is related to the shrinking of the browser's engine landscape. MS is definitely going to make Chromium better, see for example:
We've already made several hundred commits to Chromium and have lots more planned, and we're super excited to be working with standards bodies and the Chromium community to make the web better for everyone.Check out this post for a ton of great detail on how that will work: twitter.com/MSEdgeDev/stat…
16:23 PM - 08 Apr 2019
Microsoft Edge Dev @MSEdgeDevWe launched our first two preview build channels this morning - Dev and Canary. Check out our blog post to learn more about how the preview channels work, how we're working in the Chromium open source project, and what's next: https://t.co/dGFCne9Ey5 https://t.co/Ds3lOeDvwa
I'm happy for that. I still think it would have been great if they had chose Servo/Firefox helping to establish at least two great different browser engines that could evolve indipendently and help foster a more "varied" web.
Developers have already started building Chrome only websites, this is not going to be solved by having the two major desktop browsers share the same engine:
This is how it spreads. Google normalizes “web apps” that are really just Chrome apps. Then others follow. We’ve been here before, y’all. Remember IE? Browser hegemony is not a happy place. twitter.com/yaroslav/statu…
14:08 PM - 01 Apr 2019
Yaroslav Markin @yaroslavHere is @FrontApp reacting to Firefox bug report. What a joke. https://t.co/kHaSOaXRNV
Anyhow, the only thing I can do is keep Firefox as my default browser, which I'm liking very much to be honest :)
I'm sure there were tons of discussions and technical decisions that brought to that decision. I'm just talking about my personal wishes :-)
Oh yes I get your point though, I really hated this transition I really used edge as my daily driver (I still do on my machine) I just don't think it was merely a technical decision to choose chromium over servo
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