Mozilla's Servo Engine Now Capable Of Rendering GitHub Near Flawlessly

Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 19 August 2015 at 09:19 AM EDT. 23 Comments
Mozilla's Servo next-generation layout engine is now nearly spot-on with its rendering of the web-site.

As another sign of progress for Servo with being able to render large sites with modern markup, developers have been correcting the last of the Servo issues affecting GitHub -- since after all, Servo development is done on GitHub.

Patrick Walton of Mozilla Research commented on Twitter, "GitHub Issues looking near-perfect in Servo (only pixel snapping + vertical-align left)."

At last check, a Servo alpha release is still being hoped for this calendar year. Among many reasons that Servo is going to be superior to Gecko -- as currently used by Firefox, Thunderbird, etc-- is that Servo is much faster.

Servo is using Mozilla's Rust programming language and besides being developed by Mozilla Research, Samsung has taken interest in the layout engine too. Another advantage of Servo is that it's aiming for compatibility with the Chromium Embedded Framework API. JavaScript on Servo is still powered by the SpiderMonkey engine.

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