Servo Lands Its New GPU-Accelerated Rendering Backend

Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 18 February 2016 at 04:48 PM EST. 20 Comments
Mozilla's experimental Servo web layout engine written in Rust has landed its new "WebRender" back-end that leverages GPU rendering.

WebRender is an experimental GPU rendering back-end for Servo. WebRender tries to offload as much of the rendering work to the GPU rather than having to draw the web content via the CPU.

This back-end is still very experimental and only enabled if launching Servo with the -w switch. Nevertheless, it's a huge milestone that WebRender is now merged.

If you are interested in learning more about this GPU accelerated back-end for Servo, see this Wiki page.
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