Firefox 48 Will Take The First Rust Code Into Production

Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 12 July 2016 at 09:07 AM EDT. 21 Comments
Mozilla will be taking their first Rust programming language code into production with Firefox 48.

Beyond the Servo/Browser.html tech preview that's now shipping nightly, another goal of Mozilla developers for 2016 has been to ship at least one Servo/Rust component within the Gecko engine / Firefox. With Firefox 48, they are stepping along on that crusade with shipping their first Rust production code.

The first bit of Rust coming inside Firefox is a media parser. A parser for the ISO Base Media Format (MP4 video) was written in Rust and is being added to Firefox 48.

More details on the first bit of Rust code coming for Firefox 48 can be found via this Mozilla Hacks blog post. Firefox 48 will be released in early August.
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