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    Default Mozilla's Servo Still Going Forth To Parallelize The Web

    Phoronix: Mozilla's Servo Still Going Forth To Parallelize The Web

    It's been a while since hearing anything about Mozilla's Servo Engine that's an experimental browser layout engine that could one day replace the Gecko Engine within Firefox, but there's new development activity going forward and a new update to share today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYwNzI

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    Thanks for picking up my tip, Micheal

    The video/slides finally reveal technical info behind Servo, which was sorely missing from any and all initial news posts about it.
    I can't wait for nightly builds to become available, every time I try to compile it myself I get some form of error where it compile fine then just doesn't work haha.

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    If you want more technical information, there is lively discussion on their mailing list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...illa.dev.servo), as well as in their IRC channel (irc.mozilla.org, #servo). For some layout tasks, it's already faster than WebKit.
    Last edited by cmr~; 02-18-2014 at 09:18 AM.

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    Also, I believe Mozilla has some openings on Servo and/or Rust for those that would like to work with research (which is more and more a rarity these days).

    Rust seems to be an awesome language, I can't wait for it to stabilize a bit more (and include a regex engine) so I can do some small, longer-lived projects with it.

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    Don't forget responsiveness and reaction times, multitithreaded design really is the tool to make an application very responsive.

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    Will bookmarks handling be done in a separate threat allowing people with thousands to even hundreds of thousands of bookmarks to use the browser fluently, per-formant and responsive?

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