The developer of Swift, the browser that was set to be the first native to Windows to use the WebKit rendering engine, has announced that development with WebKit is to be halted as the Windows port is unstable, and future versions will be based on Mozilla’s Gecko engine until WebKit stabilises, at which point Swift will switch back to it.
So I have to ask: what will Swift bring to the table without WebKit? We already have a bunch of Gecko‐based browsers, and we have no information about what features Swift will implement.
I was pretty enthused when Swift was announced; even if it just had basic functionality, the fact that it was based on WebKit was pretty exciting. But as we’ve seen just two rudimentary pre‐Alpha releases in almost 10 months, and no roadmap or project information is available on the website, this is turning into vapourware for me.