Recently there's been a couple of posts by Kyle Cunningham suggesting, for the n-th time, that KHTML should be dropped.
That seems to be a recurring topic in the planet, and already some answers have appeared to the most recently discussion, both of which shows that people is tired of that topic, of course by people I mean, in this case, Benoit Jacob the writer of both posts and also those who have answered the very same question in the past. Of course I must disagree with him in one central point: every opinion should be heard and as such no policies should be applied to the PlanetKde.
So in my opinion, why isn't there a problem to be konquered? well simply because Konqueror, and KHTML by extent, is being maintained. So?, that's it?, yes, basically. We can elaborate it more: Konqueror and KHTML offer the integration with KDE that Webkit lacks, and, if we can believe the opinion of a KHTML developer whom I discussed during the last akademy, actually has a cleaner codebase.
I'm not saying that the points raised by Kyle Cunningham aren't valid, but they've been answered over and over in the past. And, to be honest, this is Open Source Software after all, not because someone decide to let die a project it will actually die. In the end, those who code have the last word, and are those who decide whether to continue or drop the towel. Right now the KHTML developers have decided to continue, and actually I'm trying to join them, but I should tell you in a later post; so please stop trying to hurt the community. Either that or work in your own alternative, if such a project is proven to be more viable, then the community will stand by it. Yes, in that aspect I agree with Benoit Jacob.
So I'm left with nothing more to say other than: please stop trying to kill good, and mantained, projects.